My Life at 100 Posts
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Back in September, I wrote up a checklist of sorts for where I needed my life to go at the time (which can be found here). So, now a little over seven months later, how have things progressed? Let's take a look.
The first item on the list was finding a job with decent pay and benefits. Still no luck on this front, despite the daily job searches, the referrals by friends, and the various interviews. I was doing some freelance "editing" for a time; I use the parentheses because it really was more like plagiarizing than it was editing and between that moral dilemma and the roughly three bucks an hour it paid, I couldn't do it for long. So I'm still looking, and if anyone knows or hears of anything, please, for the love of god, let me know!
Numero dos on the list was to get laid. In the interest of honestly, I have to admit, so far I'm 0-2 on accomplishing anything on this list!
Making some headway on my student loans and other debts came in third on the list. Thanks to the way I got screwed over by New York's unemployment division, I actually owe more money now than I did in September. So, thanks for that.
Number four was moving out. That was sort of accomplished in that i don't live in the same place as I did when I wrote the list, but I'm still not out on my own. Still, it's a much, much nicer apartment in a much nicer neighborhood than where I was before (seriously, ask anyone who has seen it), so I'm going to call this one a win. Lord knows I need one.
Finding a diet I could stick to that didn't also make me absolutely miserable was next on the list. Right now, I'm twenty-five pounds lighter than I was in September, so that one must have been successful. The trick that worked for me wasn't so much changing my diet as it was just cutting calories and eating smaller portions of things. I do seem to have hit a bit of a roadblock right now as it seems that plan isn't leading to any more weight loss, just maintaining what it is now, so maybe I do need to switch it up again.
Coming in sixth on the list was a simple objective: write more. I can definitely say I've been doing that, popping out roughly five blogs a month, give or take. I do need to try to focus on fiction more, but hey, one thing at a time, right? I'm also trying to broaden my horizons when it comes to reading, which is why I'm doing what I call the Recommended Reading Challenge. For the next year, I'll read nothing but what other people recommend to me, and will chronicle the results in upcoming "Lit Bit" posts here. Should be interesting.
Last on the list was getting ordained so I could perform my friends' wedding. Been there, done that. I'd love to do another one, though; preferably one that would pay. So if you or anyone you know are looking for an affordable, quality wedding officiant, let me know!
Alright, that was the list. Let's tally up. No progress on the first three goals. I'm going to call number four a half-win. Banged out the last three goals. So I guess right now I'm batting .500. That's a start, right?
I have to admit I'm proud of hitting the hundredth post mark. I'd love to say I'll be doing this same thing in a year or so for a two-hundredth post anniversary, but who knows what the future holds? What I can tell is that coming up for this blog, aside from the aforementioned Recommended Reading Challenge, will be a special post in honor of the upcoming annual Star Wars Day (May 4th. If you don't know why it's that day, think about it. You'll get it. I hope.), followed by a review of the Avengers a few days later, and, later on in May, a post to celebrate the final episode ever of House. I look forward to writing them, and hope you look forward to reading them.
Thanks for reading, whoever you are.