This month felt so long, and we ended up going over budget in almost every area. It’s frustrating when you can see you’re going over, you see that you’re already over, but there’s essential spending going on and so you’re just going to have to dig the hole deeper. It wasn’t more than we could cover or anything, but still very annoying.
1. Work out 4x per week. Done!
OK, so technically there was one week where I only worked out 3 times, but I made up for it by working out 5 times the next week. I don’t think I’ll ever increase this goal to go 5 times per week – it was hard to fit it in!
2. Read 5 books. Done!
I read 8! I’ve been trying to read “good books,” but sometimes you just want to escape into something mindless. I think I did an OK job of alternating between the two and not succumbing to the desire to only read the literary equivalent of Jersey Shore. The 8 books were
Star Island by Carl Hiaasen (Very entertaining. I’d had a bunch of people recommend his books to me.)
The Twisted Sisterhood: Unraveling the Dark Legacy of Female Friendships by Kelly Valen (Somehow I’d expected more from this book. It seemed like the author kept saying the same thing over and over, and I really feel like she could have taken everything much further than she did. I dunno, it was just OK for me.)
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (This book was awesome. It took me almost 2 weeks to get through it because it’s so densely packed with information, but the writing flows and the author is really funny. Definitely recommended!)
LA Candy by Lauren Conrad (Did I mention the literary equivalent of Jersey Shore? That was this. To be fair, I was recovering from the previous book and gearing up for the next one.)
The Little Book of String Theory by Steven Scott Gubser (I am not smart enough to understand string theory. That’s what I got out of this book.)
Breaking Night by Liz Murray (Decent. Alternates between heartbreaking and hilarious.)
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater (Didn’t much care for this one, but that happens with YA fiction sometimes. Was so Twilight it hurt.)
Bossypants by Tina Fey (I love Tina Fey. ‘Nuff said.)
3. Go to the eye doctor. Fail.
I suck, because I really need to do this.
4. Be more social. Done!
I was definitely more social, but this was so vaguely worded that I think it would have been a pass no matter what.
5. Go to training on industry software. Done!
This was my first experience with being schmoozed – the food was phenomenal (we got tiramisu for dessert one day!) – since it’s really just a prolonged sales pitch. I definitely can see us using it at work (someone tells me we already have access somewhere…), although I think only about 10% of what we learned would be applicable at my job. Definitely adding it to my resume.