At the beginning of the year, I made a goals checklist. I’ve scratched about half the items off the list, but there’s a biggie in the works and that’s the career change. Right now I’m still taking baby steps, but once I get my footing, I’ll be off and running; I have a distinct feeling I’m going to find my footing this month. My resume is taking shape and I’m grateful to have found someone who’s helping me re-craft it. I’ve also found a networking group I most likely will join, I just haven’t committed yet.
Another big goal was finding a new gym. I thought this would be a breeze, but it was a surprisingly slow process. I’d decided on one earlier in the year but, for whatever reason, I couldn’t get myself over there to sign up. It’d be a great place to work out, yet something felt missing and I couldn’t put my finger on it.
I did more searching and in April I found Pro Fitness Training. PFT offers kettlebells, martial arts, and kickboxing bootcamp style group fitness classes. The Yelp reviews were stellar and PFT offered a free week trial. So I tried it.
I thought I was in reasonably good shape, but I got served a big slice of humble pie after the first class. (Read: I got my ass kicked.) Hard to explain, but this place felt right. The owner has plans to buy a squat rack to accompany the bars and weights already there. Sold.
I was going to sign up, but right before I did, I sprained my foot and it took damn nearly a month before my foot felt normal. When it was 98 percent healed, give or take a percentage point, I signed up for two years. The cost is a bit more than I’d wanted to pay, but the classes are small – last night there were just three of us. The classes are also tough, but addicting and after just two weeks, I like how I feel physically (sore) and mentally (energized).
Of course, there are things thwarting the best laid plans. One thing on my goal list was to get my old car fixed. I had no idea I’d be buying new, okay a new used car, but I did and I’m happy I did.
Another goal was to find a part-time job for extra money, preferably overnights as I’m a night owl, something that pays well enough to make it worth the while. I may have found something, but I’m not sure of it yet.
Halfway through 2016 and I'm crossing items off my goal list – it's a good feeling, but I’ll be ecstatic when they’re all crossed off.