Every few months or so I like to evaluate the way my life is going and make some tweaks and changes to make sure I stay on track with how I want my life to be. This usually happens four times annually with the coming of each season and as fall approaches (not quickly enough though, I am ready for cool weather damnit!)it is time once again to re-evaluate.
Health:I am quitting smoking, this really needs to be done. An occasional smoke is alright but I can't buy cigarettes or cloves anymore because if I have them I will smoke them.
I walked to Starbucks Sunday morning and there was a race going on. Seeing all of the runners made me miss running. Now that the weather will start cooling down it will be easier to get some runs in so I am thinking of running in the Trail of Two Cities Half Marathon in November. Since it is a relatively short distance I should have enough time to train. I ran 4 miles on Sunday in the heat and was good so working up to 13.1 is definitely do-able.
I really need to focus a lot on this. Too many times recently I have thouh where is my money going. Might be a good idea to look into that. So I am cutting out the little extras, including limiting my Target and Starbucks visits and paying more attention to where my money is going. This will be rough for me because I really love to shop and I havent bought any fall/winter clothes yet. I do not want any debt though and I am becoming close to creating some.
For about 4 years now I have wanted to volunteer somewhere and I just haven't gotten around to it. This is due entirely to procrastination on my part. My sister volunteers at a childrens shelter once a week and has for about 2 years and she loves it and I very much admire that about her. I don't know where though, any suggestions? I volunteered at St. Agnes once and it sucked because I had to answer phones and page doctors. If anyone knows of any little gems of volunteer opportunities, please let me know.
I have wanted to take up golfing for awhile. Annie and I signed up for a golf class at Fresno Adult School - not sure how much help that will actually be but should be fun anyway! I want to get to the point where I can play a round with my dad and not annoy him with my lack of skill and knowledge.
So thats it. No drastic changes, just getting myself back on track on some things.