Project 2017 – Update #7

I have three goals for this year, and will be making monthly updates on them. They are:

  • thinking of my health and start moving more. no numbers, explicit goals or deadlines, but simply that – move more, be kind to my body.
  • favorize women! more female authors and artists
  • continue learning stuff.

So, how has month four gone?

Health: I lost the gym mojo again 😦
Then my mom and brother came to visit, and we walked so much. Now I will do my best to keep up the 10k steps at least 5 days a week.

The Ladies: I’m back at reading only women again, to get the percentage back to 75% for the books. I have to say, it’s a really good eye-opener when buying books. I’ll see something that sounds interesting and then put it back with a sad face cause it was written by a man. And please don’t misinterpret that: I don’t in any way think men write more interesting books, it’s just that most of the books on the shelf in the bookstore I pass most often are by men. That’s a choice by the bookstore, and they’re losing my business for sure.

Learning: Going semi-strong on that course I’m taking at Stockholm University. It’s an odd feeling when you hand something in thinking “oh boy, that is SHIT. there is now way they’ll let it pass”, and you get the feedback “Great!”. I guess the other participants suck? 😛

 

Project 2017 – Update #6 (Q2/H1)

What? We’re almost half-way through July you say? Oh well…*

I have three goals for this year, and will be making monthly updates on them. They are:

  • thinking of my health and start moving more. no numbers, explicit goals or deadlines, but simply that – move more, be kind to my body.
  • favorize women! more female authors and artists
  • continue learning stuff.

So, how has month four gone?

Health: Look. I had vacation, in my home land. And my mom is of the kind that encourages people to keep eating until there’s nothing left. Soooo…. (I didn’t eat any of my favorite snacks though! So gold star for that. Oh, my dear ostkrokar….)

The Ladies: To be honest – not great. I read too much by men this month, it’s screwing up my percentages (72% women atm)… I will fix it!!

Learning: Meh.

*When I was little, it amazed me when adults went “time goes so fast”. I was all “wtf? no it doesn’t!!!”, with the arrogance of a child. NOW THOUGH. God. Yeah, I’m one of the oldies. Where’s the time going?? Half the year is already over!

Project 2017 – Update #5

I have three goals for this year, and will be making monthly updates on them. They are:

  • thinking of my health and start moving more. no numbers, explicit goals or deadlines, but simply that – move more, be kind to my body.
  • favorize women! more female authors and artists
  • continue learning stuff.

So, how has month five gone?

Health: Better! Still irregularly going to the gym, but at least I’m going.

The Ladies: Yessir! 80% of the books I’ve read were written by women, and Spotify continues to deliver.

Learning: I’ve picked up the uke again, and I’m going to do a summer course at Stockholm University. Let’s see if I actually finish it!

Project 2017 – Update #4

I have three goals for this year, and will be making monthly updates on them. They are:

  • thinking of my health and start moving more. no numbers, explicit goals or deadlines, but simply that – move more, be kind to my body.
  • favorize women! more female authors and artists
  • continue learning stuff.

So, how has month four gone?

Health: Meh. I did figure out how to actually keep going to the gym (go to the one that’s on the way. Very little effort, very few excuses) and I walked a lot in the amusement park.

The Ladies: Jawohl, at least this one’s still on track!

Learning: Meh. When my partner cleaned he stored the uke in it’s travel bag, and apparently out of sight really is out of mind cause I’ve barely touched it. Did move it out of the bag though, so now it will stare at me.

Project 2017 – Update #3 (Q1!)

I have three goals for this year, and will be making monthly updates on them. They are:

  • thinking of my health and start moving more. no numbers, explicit goals or deadlines, but simply that – move more, be kind to my body.
  • favorize women! more female authors and artists
  • continue learning stuff.

So, how has the first quarter gone?

Health: Meh. I’ve been eating slightly less bad, but instead haven’t been moving very much at all.

The Ladies: Still going strong! I’m well above the 75% in reading, and musically it’s pretty much all about the women (and a few falsetto-singing men).

Learning: Ukulele playing! I’m trying to learn to play Riptide and it’s going ok (but damn, chucking’s difficult). Apart from this, I haven’t learned very much at all.

 

Project 2017 – Update #2

I have three goals for this year, and will be making monthly updates on them. They are:

  • thinking of my health and start moving more. no numbers, explicit goals or deadlines, but simply that – move more, be kind to my body.
  • favorize women! more female authors and artists
  • continue learning stuff.

So, how has February been?

Health: I have set foot in the gym again, I repeat – I have set foot in the gym. Obviously it’ll take some perseverance, but at least I have begun! [the weather is seriously not helping though. rain, ice, wind, storms. come on.]

The Ladies: Si! I’m not really listening to music at the moment, but my podcasts are female-dominated and in the book-world I haven’t ready any more books by men than I had at the last update, so at this point it’s like this: 18 books read – 16 by female writers. Go me!

Learning: Er. No. I guess this is like with looking at houses online, I like to browse (for courses/houses) but don’t really want to commit now… Still working on the Ukulele though! Still doing a bit every day and it’s quite slow going but at least I know some chords.