As most people do, I've made some goals for myself for the coming year. Not resolutions, really, just things that I want to make a concerted effort to do or try.
The blog, as usual, is always on the list. I think I've decided to bring over the little bit of content I had on the more heath-focused blog I started and put it here. Going forward, this blog will be a little bit more me, more authentic, and I will be sharing lots of things I'm doing, not just some recipes and projects.
Personally, I'm getting healthy. I'm making better choices about what I eat and what I do. Two weeks in and I'm loving Weight Watchers again. It fell by the wayside after Thanksgiving as I hit birthday/Christmas/travel month and life got more hectic than I was prepared for. Overall, the holidays were good, though, and while I fully indulged and enjoyed every bit of it, I didn't go totally overboard. The last two weeks back on the plan I've set for myself have been great, though, and I'm looking forward to finding some fun new recipes to try.
I want to read more and remember to actually track what I read. I love having that list to go back to. At the same time I want to write more. Not just for keeping up with this blog and the business blog, but for personal fun as well. I've had a big project in mind centered around stories about my grandma for quite a while. In the last month I've decided the form I want that to take and I'm itching to get started on it.
I'm going to send more notes and cards. I love to send thank you notes whenever I can, but I want to send more than that this year, and I want to try to keep up with it once I get started. I love to make cards and that's going to be something to tackle, too. I can never seem to find the time to make the cards I want to use.
I also want to try to make something new every month in the kitchen. Or for the house, too, I guess, but mostly in the kitchen. I want to tackle some staples like salad dressing, fruit snacks, and the bomb pops Phee and I devour in the summer. Wheat bread, too, because I have yet to find a really good wheat bread recipe for the bread machine.
The business side of life was slow last fall, but I also didn't have a lot of time to pour into it, either. I have some lovely regular clients and I've picked up some new things here at the start of the year. It's definitely keeping me busy right now, but I do so love this freelancing. I want to put some work into adding a few more regular clients.
Last, but most definitely not least, I committed to running the Turkey Trot this year. Months and months away, yes, but it's going to take me quite a while to get ready for it. I don't run. In fact, to say that I don't run is an understatement. But, here I am, on my treadmill most every day, just walking for this month. I'm excited about it. I think that mostly, I just want to prove to myself that I can do it. And so I will.
What about you? What do you want to try this year? I'd also love your suggestions for some regular foods or staples that I can try to make this year. I've only got three or four ideas so far and I'm already running out of time for January!
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