I still haven't planned a vacation for the summer or a birthday plan. I haven't gotten a handle on my budget, though I do seem to be saving money at a slow rate. I am getting my research together for a publication, though I still think I have a ways to go on that and my motivation to write has flagged a bit. I still haven't talked on the phone very much or made much progress in figuring out a career path. In some ways, I am still not taking the best care of myself. I'm obviously still single- though I'm trying really hard to not be sensitive about it, not easy for me to do as I'm pretty convinced the best thing that could happen for me is to meet a girl I connect with.
I read this HBR blog post and it hit the nail on the head for what I have been dealing with and the transition I am trying to achieve to healthier, more positive and more productive thinking. I feel part way there, though I still feel as though I am stuck in place and that things won't change (though they do seem to change for the better for most everyone I know- maybe that will be true of me too).
Maybe using this blog to keep myself more accountable will help; I can not just dump out my thoughts, but also use it as a record keeping and research device. I think I've laid out some of the goals I am trying to work on more here, so hopefully this will be a useful exercise now that I'm almost at 40 posts.