Give something back
Become a charity trustee or college governor by December 2020
Some small progress; I have registered for some governor matching services, but there's nothing suitable that has come up yet.
Be a better friend
Catch up with at least one friend a month
I'm changing the definition of 'done' for this goal, because I've definitely seen a different set of friends (either in person or face-to-face) at least 12 times now. So instead, the goal is to do something sociable at least once a month, instead of being once a month on average. I'm succeeding so far at the new, more stretching goal too.
Publish at least one blog post every month
9 blog posts published so far. 3 to go and slightly ahead of target.
Start a podcast
Finish creating a podcast and publish at least 5 episodes
I have achieved this goal by accident. I started the year planning to launch 'the Department of Bad Ideas', but an opportunity came along to create a podcast for Pride so I've done that too. I've released 5 episodes of the 'PrideON podcast' now and recorded a further 2 episodes of 'the Department of Bad Ideas'. So my new stretch goal is to release 10 episodes overall across both podcasts.
Lose 10kg through better diet and exercise
I'm bouncing along at 10kg to 11kg of weight loss now. I'm setting myself a stretch target of 15kg of weight loss, so that I can stay under target comfortably.
No alcohol for 31 days, starting 1 January 2020
I made it to the 31 January, and then needed a drink.
Save some money
Save £5,000 by 31 December 2020
Goal achieved! Finally I've shown the financial restraint of an adult, rather than a giddy teenager with a paycheck. I've set a stretch target of £7,500.
Learn to ride a bike
Learn to ride a bike (for real, this time).
Last year I said I'd learn to ride a bike and I didn't even try. If there was ever going to be a 'moment' to do it, coming out of lockdown and having a crippling anxiety about getting the tube during a global pandemic is probably it! I've bought a bike, so now to learn to use it.
69% of goals completed (each goal given equal weighting)
Year to date
Progress against my goals was last updated on the 31 July.