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Slashing Goals

Lots of updates. Last week was a bit of a tire-ing week. That was terrible and I'm not sorry about it.

Declutter

I took a slight detour on this goal and decluttered my balcony. I felt it was important for my mental health to have a little outdoor space and it was a quick thing. It's funny how I can dread something that ends up only taking a couple of hours. 

I keep putting off listing items because I keep having things to do that take me away from home. I don't like to waste my time or anyone else's. Still, I should just get them up there. I'll feel better and hopefully they won't take to long to get rid of.

Goal 1: Put items up on marketplace. [July]

Goal 2: Plan next steps in the declutter.

Finances

My tires have been changed and the winters have been stored. I felt quite unburdened after I got this done. Almost like I was finally getting my shit together.

I'm not sure I can really afford the calipers right now with the Bank of Canada changing rates and such. I don't know if I'll even be able to get an appointment with my advisor as it's likely a lot of people are trying to get in right now.

Goal 1: Get the tires changed/stored and the calipers handled on my car. [July - PARTIALLY DONE]

Goal 2: Book an appointment with my advisor to see if there is something I can do like take a small amount of my RRSP to wipe it all out, then get promptly back to contributing. [August]

Fitness

I feel like a dumbass, but I finally got my bicycle tires to accept a proper amount of air. It turns out that my tires will not inflate fully if there is any weight at all on them, like including the light weight of the bicycle itself. I guess I might not need to sell my original tires and tubes, but I feel more confident with the ones I am using now anyway. I swear that my dad never had to door this when we were younger, but at least I've figured it out.

An odd thing, the medal for the Paris challenge already came though I'm not done it. I don't know if I'll do another from that company any time soon. I strongly prefer The Conqueror Challenges.

I started practicing yoga this week. I'm mostly using YouTube though I have a 4 part DVD yoga workout as well that I plan to get to at some point. I feel like this was a good way to start the day.

Goal 1: Finish the Paris challenge. [July]

Goal 2: Sign up for the LotR challenge. [August]

Goal 3: Purchase a rowing machine that folds up. [September]

Music

No real update here, just listening to a lot of music and dancing to it for more exercise.

Goal 1: Continue researching the genre [July-September]

Goal 2: Come up with a practice routine. [August]

Twitch Update

I'm super close to Affiliate. I just need more people chatting in my stream to be able to apply for it. Of course, it might help if they could see the game I'm playing. It's really dark and I only just figured out how to fix that. The origami thing isn't working out as hoped, so I'll likely be taking a different direction.

Goal 1: Update the about list with your commands [July - DONE]

Goal 2: Get to Affiliate [July]

Goal 3: Install origami holder [July - DONE]

Writing

I've begun looking at the second half of the book. I really need to organize my notes better, so it's easy to see what has been added and what is outstanding. I also feel like there's too much dialogue in Chapter 14, but can't currently figure out how else to do it. 

Goal 1: Add music to Popcorn Girl [July]

Goal 2: Edit 3+ chapters of Sparker [July-September]


Please check out my digital to-do list: https://trello.com/b/RM8yD3eq/rae-roy-general


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