I don’t know if you even remember but I had 3 goals for June which I shared with you in this blogpost.
Did I slay them?
1. Complete Introductory & Phase 1 Beginner of my Indonesian language lessons.
I made progress. (Promise, I did! 😇) I finished all Introductory lessons and a good chunk of Phase 1 Beginner lessons. My vocabulary has increased, and my grasp of sentence construction has improved.
Midway through, my brain just left the building (or my skull for that matter!) 😯 It just went “oh-kay, that’s enough!” and NO amount of prodding could revive the interest. So no, I did not hit this goal 😐😐
2. Knit my first sweater.
I also started real strong on this one. Take a look:
And then I just went AWOL on her! Because I discovered something profound: I DON’T LIKE TO SEAM 😕 😕 😕
Good heavens! 😱
I LOVE knitting. As a matter of fact, I’m almost done knitting the back portion of another sweater.
But I just don’t enjoy seaming! 😣 😖 😫
3. Learn to make meatballs.
We still have not found the kind of meat quality we really like. And when my daughter gave the thumbs up after my second try, I left it at that and stopped production 😔
Adventurous cooking is difficult when ingredients are hard to find and … I might have allowed myself to get a bit discouraged there. (sniffle, sniffle)
Heart to heart conclusion:
I’ve procrastinated for 13 days on this post because I didn’t earn my gold stars. (Did I ever tell you I’m a type A?😵😵) And I’m gonna be honest with you – I did not enjoy June that much. When I look back it just feels like too much work and not enough fun. On some days it even felt like I was being chased by a mad dog! 😱 😱 (I’m exaggerating here for dramatic effect).
I’ve always enjoyed setting goals though and this time, I guess there were just some un-anticipated obstacles. But I did make progress and, for lack of anything else to say, don’t worry about the sweater. I got A PLAN! 😀 😀
July is looking much better though 💖 💖 (Yay!) Pilates, books, knitting and … NO pressure XD XD (body roll!! 😆)