So, how did I do with my 11 in 2011 during the month of January?
#1: Finish my teaching certificate – This one got interesting this month. I found out that I actually have to do a lot more than I originally planned in order to get my certificate. Apparently, I was supposed to take three Education courses during my Library Science degree, but no one at USF told me this. Because I didn’t take those courses, I now have to go through Alternate Certification Program (ACP), which is a series of night and weekend education courses, 11 observations and an online portfolio. Oh, and it costs $1,200. Now you know why I’m stressed. I’ve got enough time to get it done before my temporary certificate runs out at least, but I’m going to be crazy stressed for the next year and a half.
On a brighter note, I took and passed one of the required tests that counts towards my certificate.
#2 and #3 didn’t make any progress this month, but that’s just fine, because I still have plenty of time.
#5: Stop procrastinating doctor’s appointments: I saw my doctor and got on anti-biotics for my acne and skin problems, so that’s a good start.
#6: Go deeper in my practice of yoga: Not doing so good on this front. I’ve practiced a couple times at home, but I haven’t been to any classes since December. I need to get my butt out the door and go to my yoga studio. It would probably help with all the stress and anxiety I’ve had lately.
#7: Knit myself a sweater: It’s in progress, although I had to undo most of what you see here because I had the wrong number of stitches.
#9: Take more photos more often, and make them better: My blog photos have been improving, so that’s a start.
#10: Make a new budget and stick to it: Well, I did make a budget. The problem is that I’m really inconsistent about keeping track of it. I need to work on this one.
#11: Hang out with In Real Life friends more often: I made some feeble attempts at this one, but it was one of those things where when I was free, my friends weren’t free and vice versa. I still need to work on this, a lot.