Resolutions? I think not

Hello Friends! Happy New Year.

The tree is drooping. The gifts have been unwrapped. The holiday shopping, decorations, food and parties are a memory. 2016 is here.

Time to make those resolutions.

Last year, I set these goals for myself:

  1. Goodreads Reading Challenge: 35 books
  2. Perform an act of kindness everyday
  3. Workout everyday
  4. Quit day job and write full time
  5. Publish Letting Go

The following are the results of said goals:

  1.  I read less than 20 books and felt guilty.
  2. On many days, my only act of kindness was to convince son no. 2 to brush his teeth before leaving the house. You’re welcome.
  3. shoved put my Fitbit in a drawer in June.
  4. This might have worked if no one expected Christmas gifts or food or toilet paper. It is nearly impossible very difficult to earn a living writing.
  5. Totally did it.

This year, I have one attainable short-term goal. To eat this. That’s right, Oprah. You can’t control me!


Yes, this is a 2.5 lb Sampler

As for the rest, I’ll wing it. I’ll read for joy and there will be no self-imposed contest on how fast I’ll do it. Kindness will always be on my agenda, unless of course, I run out of chocolate. Then I can’t be responsible for my behavior. I may have to go to the gym once I imbibe the huge box pictured above, but I make no promises to myself. If I sit on the couch for an entire Saturday binge watching Homeland, I will feel no guilt. Book #3? Working on it.

I’ll take each day as it comes and look forward to the unknown.

If you decide to challenge yourself to lofty goals or have no plan whatsoever,  I wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year.

Whatever we do, let’s do it together. xo