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101 Goals Update

June 8, 2011

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated you on my progress toward my 101 goals. Actually, it’s been awhile since I’ve intentionally worked on these goals, but since I only have about 8 months left until my 1001 days are up I figured it was time to check in! Completed so far: 59 4. Be a vegetarian for a month: I did this for over a month before I got pregnant after reading the book Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. With all the pregnancy changes I couldn’t keep it up, but I do intend to merge back toward a more vegetarian diet once I have the baby. 30. Become oncology certified: Passed my exam in November 2010! 59: Take David…
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Resolved, 2011

January 2, 2011

I’m not exactly sure what this year will be like, expecting a baby in July and all, so instead of making a lot of specific goals like I usually do (which is usually fairly effective for me) I’ve decided to go with two big ones that should affect every area of my life. First, actively seek the presence of God. I feel like I’ve drifted from this in the past year, spending so much time focused on myself and my struggles. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to pray constantly, to really study the Bible, and to think about spiritual things often. I’ve thought about how I can get back to this, and what I’ve come up with are a few…
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Houston’s Orange Show

August 4, 2010

I love Houston, and from time to time I like to do research on it like a tourist to see what new places I can find to explore. One thing that kept coming up was an institution called The Orange Show (<–check out the website, my brother’s company designed it). They call themselves a center for visionary art, and they’re most famous for holding the annual art car parade. But there are a couple other attractions they have stewardship of, the Beer Can House and the Orange Show Monument, that I have always wanted to see. I decided that this past weekend was the perfect time for a visit, so I dragged my youngest brother along and we made our…
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Resolution Update

June 30, 2010

Half of 2010 is gone, just like that. I suppose I should stop being so surprised at the passing of time. That is, after all, what it does. I made some resolutions at the beginning of the year, and this is how they are progressing. Complete a triathlon – I haven’t done this yet, obviously. I am not sure that it will happen this year, although I haven’t given up hope. This is something that I really, really want to do, but is proving quite difficult due to the time commitment involved (and my crazy work schedule) and the extremely hot weather. I’ve been reinspired recently, so I’m going to attempt to make this happen in the fall. Read 50…
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101 in 1001: Editing the List

May 24, 2010

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about the state of my life, and how I’m going to become the person I want to be. That’s one of the reason I created my list of 101 goals, to help me achieve that. I’m 397 days into it, and although the list has been a huge motivator I have also realized that some of the goals I originally set down either don’t fit with me anymore or don’t fit in to the next couple of years. They had actually been hanging over my head until I had the epiphany that this is MY list, and I can change it if I want to. It’s not there to make me feel…
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