update on 2015 goals

IMG_3402With two months of the year already behind us (seriously where does time go?!) I figured it would be a good time to check in on my goals for the year (see original post by clicking here). Fair warning, it’s been a busy start to the year with a new job and a couple of volunteer positions that take up a lot of time.

I’ll start with the ones that I have made progress on and go down the list in descending order of progress ending with the one that has gotten even bigger since I posted my goals originally:

7) try cooking a new to me recipe once a month: I tried several new recipes in January and February. I posted two of those I tried in January here on the blog–Beef and Broccoli and Cauliflower and Kale and Cannellni Bean Stew. I tried a couple new ones in February as well, a taco stew-ish soup and a cashew bread, but have yet to post them up.

9) To celebrate and live out of my strengths–Connectedness, Individualization, Learner, Command and Belief: I have thoroughly enjoyed being in a professional environment where are strengths are a part of what we talk about each day (here is a recent post about conversations at work). It comes up in conversations with my colleagues, my student workers, my graduate assistant and my supervisor. In this environment, it has been much more natural to live out of and celebrate my strengths as well as encourage the same in the others in my life.

4) enjoy the run at Ironman Florida–started some training again and am back in physical therapy working on strength in my right leg.

2) start a blog telling stories of fellow giant cell tumor survivors–I have spoken to a couple other survivors that are willing to share their story. Just looking for some time to work on the website.

5) apply for my PhD–found out who the contact person is I need to talk to about the program which was difficult as there is not much info on the website.

8) To give more than I get–some progress but not as much as I would have liked and hard to articulate at this point.

1) write a personal mission statement–no progress.

6) revive my consulting business–no progress.

3) finish painting the inside of my house–no progress except this may turn into a larger goal of getting my kitchen re-modeled as well.

So that’s the update. If you have gotten this far, thanks for reading. I find it so helpful to be public with my goals and my progress as I need the accountability and love the encouragement from others.

What steps have you taken towards your 2015 goals?