As the month of May draws to a close and June brings the start of summer, I had to pinch myself as I realized that I've reached the half-way point in the year... which also reminded me that I needed to check in on the goals I'd set at the beginning of the year.
Ah, New Year's goals. Remember those?
Set somewhere back in the mists of time, with our best intentions.
As we reach the half-way point in the year, let's pause and check our progress on those goals.
Are there goals that we want to discard?
Are there goals that we need to re-double our efforts on, or even begin again?
Do we have new goals that are more relevant today, than the ones we set in January?
The reason this mid-year check-in feels so important to me this year is that I recall how disappointed I felt last December 31st as I turned to a page from January 2012 and read the same goals I was planning to write this year.
But rather than get discouraged, I got determined.
In 2013 my word is 'Forward' and I decided that no matter what, I would not get stuck this year, I would make progress.
How am I doing as I do my mid-year check in?
My writing goals are on track, I've published two new books this year: Waiting with God, and The Night of the Great Polar Bear. The only shortfall is my current WIP, which I will need to give complete focus to if I'm going to publish it by the end of June as I'd planned.
On the other hand...my weight loss continues to be stuck in low gear. I'm proud of the healthy choices I'm now making in my diet. But, actual weight loss continues to elude me. So, I need to figure out what else I need to cut or change in my diet, so that I can achieve a healthy weight.
How are you doing with your New Year's Resolutions?
Let's take June 1st as the perfect time to renew our commitment with a fresh start during the long summer days.
What one goal will you set or renew in June?