Friday, June 26, 2015

Chase Your Dreams 2015: Half Way Point Check In

Back in January, I put together a swap called Chase Your Dreams 2015. The basic premise of the swap is that you would list your top 3 goals for 2015 and be paired with another blogger who would send you a package of items designed to help you achieve your goals. I was paired with the lovely Dean from Mrs. AOK and she's been an amazing friend ever since. Anyway, I thought that now would be a good time to check in on those goals, since we're halfway through 2015. 

So, let's check in on my progress, shall we? 

1) Write my novel. 
My goal was to have a rough draft of my novel completed by the end of the year. I have about 1/4 of the draft done. Not exactly stellar progress. But I find my "spare" time to be quite limited and I just don't have the time (nor the peace and quiet) to write. I'm not ready to declare defeat on the goal just yet, though. I work better under pressure and I bet once the end of the year grows nearer, I'll be cranking out extra pages in no time. So, stay tuned. 

2) Focus on wellness. 
I am kicking ass at this goal. If I do say so myself. Working out, eating (mostly) clean, trying to stay as hydrated as possible. Do I have cheat meals? ABSOLUTELY. I'm human just like everyone else. But I try not to go overboard and binge like I used to. I'm running my first 5K tomorrow and I'm so excited! This is something I would never have seen myself doing in the past, so it's cool to see that I am moving out of my comfort zone a bit. 

3) Read 100 books. 
I have completed 29 books so far this year. If I stay at this rate, I will only complete 58 books for the year. But ya know what? I'm OK with that. Like I mentioned, my free time is limited. And whatever time I do have is usually spent going to the gym. 

Overall, I'm not unhappy with my progress. I'd obviously like to see a lot more progress for goal #1 by the end of the year. But I'll work on that as much as I can. 

What's the status on your goals for 2015? Making progress? Need a push? 


  1. I seriously don't know how you do all that you do. You're my hero, time management master!

    I'm so glad you're working on your novel!! I can't wait to read it when it's all completed :) Also, how wonderful that you're kicking ass on your wellness goals. I can't wait to get back on the saddle once we get settled in MD, cause Weeeeeggggmannns and gym memberships. :)


  2. Oh my goodness, that sounds like it was an amazing swap! If you do it next year can you PLEASE email me??? ( You're doing great on your goals! You go girl!!!

  3. That's a great idea for a blog swap. I'll look out for it if you do it again next year.

  4. Also, great job on finishing 29 books so far. I've finished 25 towards the Popsugar challenge but not sure how many overall. Wanna race me to the 50 mark? :-)

  5. Good luck on the 5k :) Hope you're able to treat yourself to a massage afterwards!

  6. Yessss, Wegmans!!! My fave. I'm going there today. :)

  7. Hi Susannah! I definitely plan to do the swap again next year. It was such a wonderful experience. :)

  8. Hi Karen! I will definitely do it again next year. It was awesome! :)

  9. Thanks, Lani! It was a lot of fun. No massages, but I did get a t-shirt. Haha!

  10. ooooh! a check in....i didn't even think about that :) you're so smart xoxoxo and you're doing great on your year so far. I've read 11 books, so 29 is amaze-balls! and 1/4 of your novel...AWESOME! I just get snippets here and there...mostly there. haha! xoxo

  11. I should check in on my goals! I know there are some I have probably forgotten about/should just cross off my list. :)

    Great job on your goals so far! 1/4 of a novel is awesome and go you for keeping up with wellness goals!


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