It's been one month since I shared my new goals with you for life back in California, and today I want to update you on my progress thus far...
Goal #1: Read the bible in a year.
Though I'm at least a week behind, I'm still moving forward. I've learned so much already! Since I didn't grow up reading the Bible, I missed out on all of the Old Testament stories they teach the kiddos in Sunday School. It's fascinating to have a broader context and learn more and more about who God is and how he's interacted with human beings in the past.
Goal #2: Run 25-30 miles per week.
So far, so good! Starting last week (our first week back in California), I began training towards the 25-30 mile goal. I mapped out the most perfect loop route that starts at our apartment and is full of hills—which are not fun at the time, but are an absolute game-changer when it comes to getting fit fast. Each run gets easier and easier, and I'm thoroughly enjoying having running be part of my daily life again. Also, Maggie makes a pretty great running buddy!
Goal #3: Be committed and involved in our church.
So far, we have been attending church regularly and loving being back at the church that came to feel so much like a home before we moved to Texas. It's been nice to attend services with Karen and Greg, as it makes us feel that much more connected to the church body (and to our friends, for that matter). The church-wide women's bible study begins in September and I'll certainly be in attendance!
Goal #4: Get published in another publication/online magazine.
As I've continued to pursue outlets to get myself out there, I landed a pretty awesome opportunity and got published on The Conversation! If you missed it, you can read my article here. Also, I managed to sneak in one more article in the September issue of Darling Magazine. Such a blessing! (You can read it when it's published by snagging your very own copy here—it's $20 for the print issue and just $5 for the digital.)
Are you working on any goals right now? Do share!