I made resolutions–ten for a Top Ten, some of which are more important than others–and we are now halfway through the year, so I’m doing an update. But only on the ones I’ve made progress on.
Read TBR pile
There were 11 books sitting on a shelf when I started, so I settled on one a month, leaving December free. I’m on track this quarter, with one for each month. However, since I added 6 new books to the stack, I decided to step this up–and start mixing in newly acquired books with the old ones. I’ve read 5 of those new ones, so far. And at the halfway point, have the exact same number of books on the stacks as when I started. Progress?
Work on Kindle backlog
I keep getting more of these, of course, but I decided to read at least one a week. At the beginning of the year, I had 65 unread ebooks, the end of March saw me with 50, and now I have 48. Holding steady is probably about the best I can expect, with all the tempting free/cheap ones out there.
I divided my shelves into 18 sections, which allows for a section about every 3 weeks. The first section for this quarter went slow and steady, but the next sections went so fast that I finished the five sections for this quarter by the beginning of May. So I kept going, and finished the whole thing in June. (More later.)
I haven’t made any progress on this–except I have finally, finally started editing my NaNoWriMo story. Which is the first step to submitting it.
Spend more time with family
This quarter I made this goal splendidly, hanging out with family a total of 5 times, which is far more than I’ve done in a long time. It’s nice to see your family, isn’t it?
Using a handy little app on my phone, I set a walking goal. Knowing my limits, I aimed for below the 10,000 suggestion. But after a while of exceeding 7,000 steps, I moved my goal up to 8,000. Some days I go as high as 15,000, but many days hover around my goal.