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A New Year Already?

Good bye, summer.

As I sit here on a day that is 110 degrees–which it doesn’t feel like camped out under a ceiling fan in the kitchen with some iced tea sitting next to me–I am contemplating my new [school] year’s resolutions before I go back to work on Monday.

  • Clean kitchen. Check!
  • Create boring non-specific goals–Sleep well, eat well, drink water, don’t eat candy, brush, floss, exercise, etc. Check!
  • Contemplate other goals and list them below–Check!

I am good at this.

Actual goals:

  • Up the workout intensity. Go hard or go home.
  • Make a to do list at the beginning of every week. Include the following as it applies.
  • Eat good meals at home more often–meaning cooking veggies, salads, and fresh foods, not nachos and Manwhich.
  • Try one new recipe a week.
  • Join something–a book club, class, or running club. Something that gets me out of the house doing something with new people.
  • Contact one old friend every week just to chat (even on Facebook chat. That counts, right?)
  • Host a party
  • Get rid of ill fitting clothing or things I don’t wear. This is embarrassing, seeing as I fix ill fitting clothing for a living
  • Ignore my phone during work hours. This includes “just checking” my e-mail.
  • Really celebrate thankful Thursday. I like made up holidays. Maybe I’ll make a
  • Ignore above suggestion to make a cake.
  • Read one positive book a month. For me, these are usually biographies of people I admire.
  • Hit my happy number in my savings.
  • Finalize all the business paperwork. Blech.

Self improvement goals

  • Stop taking things personally
  • Find that silver lining!
  • Truly work on fostering friendships. I’ve been lonely, but it is truly my fault for not making more of an effort.
  • Stop with the @*$&# internal drama.

The husband and I looked at our finances today, and have determined that if we continue with our plan, we will have our house paid off in July of 2020–less than 8 years from now. Seeing the numbers on an actual spreadsheet helps.

MFP says I can reach my goal in 2 months time (just in time for my bro’s wedding.) Granted, the rampant baby fever that has been plaguing my psyche NOT to meet that goal, but until my failure of a uterus says otherwise, here we go.

I like numbers. I like lists. I like having things in neat little boxes.

Will having my goals listed out in a neat little list here? I hope so.

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About spinrunsew

I’m a spinning enthusiast, once-a-year half marathoner, and I can sew damn near anything. The rest is filled with the husband, the puppy, the chickens, and one massive garden.

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