2012 Goals – July Retrospective

Well, I know this is a few days late, but it was because there was good news.

#1 Participate in Tough Mudder / Get in better shape

I’ve adjusted my eating habits, cutting out carbohydrates from my diet completely Monday through Friday, then only allowing myself to have them on the weekend (and not too many!).  It’s already made a noticeable change and I’m also doing at least a walk and/or a jog each day.

#2 Propose my PhD Topic

I was given the ok to propose my PhD topic this semester.  I’m putting the finishing touches on the proposal document and the presentation.  My goal is to propose the before October 5th.  I’m sure I’m gonna be pulling some all-nighters pretty soon to make sure it looks awesome.

#3 Learn a new programming language

I’m still messing around with Clojure, although not as much as I’d like (the PhD basically takes over as #1 goal no matter what :).

#4 Housework

The crape myrtle trees I’ve planted are doing well so that is a good thing.  I’ve also cleaned up some vines that were growing on my fence and that is an even better thing since I now have a nice section of my yard back without having to dodge the vines.

Overall

I’ve got a few articles sitting here on my blog that I’m working on finishing up and publishing, it’s just taking some time since other more important things keep coming up (gotta love school).  Once I get past the PhD proposal, I’m sure it’ll feel like a large weight was taken off of my chest.  To be replaced by an even heavier weight that is my goal to graduate. 🙂

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