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:
- Goodreads Reading Challenge: 35 books
- Perform an act of kindness everyday
- Workout everyday
- Quit day job and write full time
- Publish Letting Go
The following are the results of said goals:
- I read less than 20 books and felt guilty.
- 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.
shovedput my Fitbit in a drawer in June.
- This might have worked if no one expected Christmas gifts or food or toilet paper. It is
nearly impossiblevery difficult to earn a living writing.
- 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