To remind you of the way this works, here’s how to play:
First — post your list of New Years’ Resolutions in a post at your blog (or in the comments here, if you don’t have a blog).
Second — every week, on Wednesday, write a new post about how you’re doing with each of your goals … you’ll have to list them, again, each week, as people won’t remember what you’re working towards, otherwise. Be brief in your updates, as there may be several blogs to visit! ((come give a quick update here at Should Be Reading, if you don’t have a blog)).
Third — after you’ve written your update, come back to Should Be Reading, and share your link so that we –the other New Beginnings participants– can stop by your blog and encourage you!
Important! … It would be absolutely great if you could visit at least ONE other participant’s blog on Wednesdays and leave a comment on their post to share some encouragement for their efforts! Show your support! That’s what this event is all about — standing by each other to finally reach our goals!
NOTE:It's the middle of the year already and I was inspired by a recent post from our New Beginnings hostess MizB to reevaluate my 2010 goals/resolutions. So, I've made a newish list. It's slightly less complicated and will hopefully be easier for me to follow.
1. Health and Fitness
o Get down to size 14. Still at 16, but I have to wear a belt with a couple of pair of pants and jeans and they're a bit baggy in the seat.
o Try three new recipes per month (one of which will be vegetarian). I didn't cook anything new or exciting this week.
o Hit the gym four days per week. My trainer cancelled on Monday, but I still went and did a little workout on my own, and I was able to meet up with him on Wednesday and Thursday for my regular workouts.
2. Writing (removed the poetry section since I probably won't be writing any poetry at all this year, and I'd rather not stress out over it)
o Write 1st draft of a novel. Totally sucking at thism but I'm hoping that the upcoming Central Coast Writer's Conference will give me some inspiration.
o Write a(nother) complete novel during NaNoWriMo. Begins November 1st and continues through November 30th.
o Take more artistic photos.I got some good shots of gorgeous, shiny cars and trucks at the Atascadero Classic Car Show last weekend, like this one:
o Spend more time composing photos rather than just “point and shoot”. Didn't really do much of this, even at the car show, but I did compose a couple shots, like this one of the hood ornament:
o Go "old school": take some pictures using film with manual 35mm camera. Not done recently.
o Organize stuff. My stuff is pretty well organized right now, but who knows how long that will last.
o Reduce clutter. Sold a few more things on eBay, and I went through my closets yesterday almost filling a large garbage bag of stuff for Goodwill, and I found more stuff to put on eBay eventually.
5. Fun Stuff
o Go to the beach. Mom and I will be vacationing in beautiful Pismo Beach starting this Thursday, so we'll get plenty of beach time in!
o Get new ink. Well, I didn't get a tattoo in Vegas, and I've had to cancel my trip to visit my friend, so that tattoo won't be happening either. Looks like I won't be getting inked this year at all. le sigh.