Six Month Resolution Review
Most of my focus in June was on getting items cleared out of my house and packed up for the yard sale (July 21st!). I didn’t put as much concentrated effort into the other resolutions, just a tweak here and there. I was able to get some blog work done, though, so that feels good.
In reviewing where I am six months into my resolutions, I’ve come to a decision to drop three of them: one because it was accomplished, one that is not entirely necessary, and one that’s too big and vague to effectively take on right now. I’m making big progress on the house, a little progress with my budget, and breaking even in other areas.
I’d say this first six months has been a really great learning experience for me, if sometimes frustrating. But there is a reason why there are so many quotes about the usefulness of failure, and how learning from those failures leads you to success. I feel as though I’ve failed more than I’ve succeeded, but I’m trying to learn about myself in the process. And I’m trying to teach myself not to be upset about my failures, but to keep in mind that this is a long-term venture. I am changing habits, and that doesn’t happen overnight. I’ll be lucky if I get some of these new habits accomplished in a year. Until then, I’ll just keep plugging along.