Today marks the half of the half of this year.
I think this calls for a check on how we are doing. So please allow me to proudly present an update on my resolutions and how much I’ve already checked off the list (didn’t I share my New Year’s Resolutions post just yesterday?)!
Read 20 books
Would you believe if I said I’ve already read 15 books? Last year I read 15 books in total. I still haven’t discovered my genre, which is frustrating sometimes, but I’m enjoying reading everything in the process. Also, do we realize reading 15 books in half a year means I could aim for 30 by the end of the year?
Work the cellulite away from my legs
Well well well, my super awesome gym routine finally paid off (after 2 years of working out). Congratulations, congratulations.
Get a bob
People with long hair will understand how scary this can be. It was only a matter of time I got up and drove to the salon to chop off 10 inches of my hair. Don’t regret this one bit.
As mentioned in the point above, I don’t have photos of my before and after (honestly there hasn’t been a drastic change in my teeth yet) but getting invisible braces was my best decision of the year. Ugly Betty, what?
Make money from my blog
Anything I can buy with AED0.08?
Stop talking about people behind their back
I don’t need to state the obvious effects of talking about people behind their back. I included it on my resolutions list because I didn’t like that I said things about people without them knowing. But this has actually got worse so boo 🙁
Travel one new country
I’m going to the north of Pakistan in July but that does not count as a new country (duh). We will have to wait until end of 2017 to see if I could manage to tick this off.
The first half of this year, as you can see, has been busy for me. I spent a great deal of time making sure I’m on track. And was it worth it? Yes! I accomplished goals that “I” set, goals that I know will benefit no one but “me.”
Of all my resolutions, I’m most proud of accomplishing my reading goal. There was a time when I publicly disliked reading and proudly claimed that I haven’t read more than 5 books my entire life. But something unexplainable happened in 2016 and I picked up my first book in a long time. Reading not only opened my mind to more knowledge, but also pushed me to become a better person in all aspects of life. Someone rightly said:
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
This year is becoming a year of exercising. And I think there is no better way to grow.