2015 RESOLUTIONS — FEBRUARY PROGRESS

I think a big reason why people don't achieve their New Year's Resolutions is because they don't revisit them throughout the year. In order to avoid this pitfall, I've made a calendar reminder each month to check in with myself and track my progress. If you'd like to see my goals this year, check out my New Year's 2015 Resolutions post. Here is what I have achieved this far:
 

PAY OFF GRAD STUDENT LOAN DEBT

After much personal debate, I decided to cut myself some slack and only pay one-third of the amount I normally pay per month towards my grad student loan debt. My current payments are still above what is required so that makes me feel good. As much as I want this debt gone, the decreased monthly payment has allowed me more wiggle room to make biz purchases without blinking an eye. Therefore, I won't be achieving this resolution this year—I'm hopeful that at my current repayment rate I will be able to erase this debt by late 2016, fingers crossed.

COOKBOOK

MARKET MAP
•received the proof from Daniel of Clove St. Press; decided to change the contrast color to Pantone 179U
•finalized .ai file prep AGAIN with the immense help of August Kreowski (seriously, could not have done it without this guy :)

TOTE BAGS
•picked up tote bag samples from PRP Companies
•crunched numbers and decided on a tote bag sample

PHOTO SHOOTS / FARM VISITS / INTERVIEWS
•tested recipes [behind-the-scenes shots: braised pork, strawberry pancakes, winter gratin, roasted chicken]
•photographed a few interiors of farm-to-table restaurants [behind-the-scenes shots: Foremost Wine Co. & Mama's Meatball]
•went to a few farms [behind-the-scenes shots: Suave Jave Farms]
•attended the groundbreaking of the SLO Farmers' Market Public Market
•interviewed some chefs [behind-the-scenes: Shaun of Luna Red & Ben of Novo]

MISCELLANEOUS
•re-designed website → slofarmersmarketcookbook.com
•crunched numbers on Kickstarter rewards taking into account the Kickstarter site cut and payment processing fees


BECOME FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE AS A FREELANCER

•organized my banking finances for personal, joint, and business accounts by setting up auto payments and auto transfers
•starting calculating taxes/savings using this equation 


MOVE MORE OFTEN

•hiked South Hills with Lana
•downloaded the app: Quick 4
•attended 5 YMCA fitness classes: 
   •Body Conditioning (1x)
   •Ripped (1x)
   •Boot Camp (1x)
   •Ab Lab (1x)
   •Aqua Aerobics (1x)
•went on a run (1x)
•lifted hand weights (1x)
 

PAST PROGRESS UPDATES
2015 Resolutions - January Progress