Great ExpectationsLife has taken an exciting turn over the last couple of days. Yesterday, I played my first game for the Premier League team at my new cricket club and today I had my first day as a Financial Adviser at my new employer. Exciting times!

Here is a refresher of my goals and my progress up to this point:

* 4-figure internet income by December
* $6,000 debt paid off

My academic pursuits have overtaken my other goals for the last couple of months, so I have not made as much progress as I had hoped for. Another 3 months to make it happen!

* Pass the CFP Case Study exam
* Gain 6 months of experience as a Financial Adviser
* Write and publish 54 articles and blog posts
* Write and publish 6 guest posts

I will know by early November whether I have passed the Case Study exam, so, fingers crossed until then! Since I started work today, I will only be able to get 3 months of work experience by the end of the year. Still, I’m quite grateful for the start. I have published 25 blog posts so far this half-year, so another 35 in 3 months. A little bit behind, but still on track.

* Find a Ms. Mzansi
* Complete Mango Languages Mandarin Chinese course
* Try out yoga once
* Take 20 wickets in the first half of the cricket season

Epic fail on this section so far. I have put in some work on cricket, however. Winter training has gone well and my bowling action is much smoother than before. I hope the work pays off. I took my first wicket yesterday, so 19 more to go.

Who can believe that 3/4 of the year is already gone?! Time for a last push to make 2012 an extraordinary year!

How are your goals for the year progressing? As always, comments are most welcome!

Kevin Mzansi