A goal without planning is just a wish. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
We’re more than half way through the year folks! How are your prepper goals shaping up? Are you making progress or do you find yourself defeated? Do you need some advice or workarounds for a road block?
If your exercise routine has tapered off to nothing, try jump starting things with a new exercise. Go hike some place new, or try a new class at the Y.
If you are trying to learn a new skill, but have reached a tricky part, now could be a good time to try and locate a local expert.
Here’s a recap of my own goals.
Knitting – I wanted to learn a few more new stitches, finish project #3 and start a project to learn shaping. (Socks maybe? Or is that too ambitious?) I’ve learned 2 new stitches this year, Yarn Over and Knit Together. Project 3 is almost through ball number 2 of 3. I’ve downloaded some free sock patterns from Interweave. I may have to find an experienced knitter to help me start at least. I’ll be seeing my mother-in-law on Labor Day weekend, I wonder if I can finish project #3 and be ready to start a pair of socks by then. Timelines, even arbitrary ones, really help motivate for year long goals.
Regain muscles lost to babies – This was a two pronged approach. I had a winter wedding invite that helped motivate me to shed the last of the pregnancy weight. Then I wanted to rebuild some of my muscle mass. I started with yoga, very low impact, very self directed. Then slowly mixed in longer walks. Then the 5k training. I successfully ran my 20 minutes non stop on Saturday. I’m feeling like I’m on track with this one.
Increase food production – This summer I know I’ll harvest more food than I ever have before. I know I’m going to lose my two plots at the church though, so I’ll have to step lively to find more land so I don’t have smaller harvest next year. Preferably I’ll find something this fall so I can start smothering weeds/grass.
Sew more clothing – This one has gone so-so. I’ve done some shorts for the boys, but they both grew out of them within 2 months. *sigh* And I’m dragging ass on finishing the 3 items of clothing I’ve started for me. Although I did complete one skirt, that I really liked, but then I started the 5K training, and I’m too skinny for it now. I need to take it in. I did a repair job on a pair of hubbys shorts, and one on his favorite pants, but both times he had them ripped out again within days of the patch job. *grrr* Yea… gonna have to work harder on this one.
Anyway! How are your goals going for the year? What are you finding yourself procrastinating on? Sound off in the comments!
– Calamity Jane