New Beginnings #11
April 21, 2010
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!
1. Health and Fitness
o Get down to size 12 (currently at 16). Same here.
o Try three new recipes per month (one of which will be vegetarian). Nothing new here although I am trying to find something fun and different to do with some fresh lemons I recieved from a coworker this past week!
o Hit the gym four days per week. Done!
2. Writing Not really working on this one as written right now. I signed up for Script Frenzy and am currently writing a graphic novel, so I guess that counts kinda-sorta, right?
o Write 1st draft of book 1 of Falcon's Gate Trilogy.
o Write 1st draft of book 2 of Falcon's Gate Trilogy during NaNoWriMo. Begins November 1st and continues through November 30th.
o Write some poetry.
o Take more artistic photos. I got a few interesting shots of lemons on Saturday and my blooming rose bush on Sunday!
o Spend more time composing photos rather than just “point and shoot”. See above.
o Go "old school": take some pictures using film with manual 35mm camera. Nothing here.
o Organize stuff. Nothing done here.
o Reduce clutter. Finally got around to returning a few things I'd ordered that didn't fit.
o Work on landscaping project(s). Well, the only yard work I did this week was mowing the front lawn. Actually "mowing" isn't exactly the correct word, because the grass was so tall and thick our little hand mower wouldn't cut it, so I had to use the week whacker instead! As for the backyard project, the Madrone guys came in and took out all the sod and some plants, so the canvas is ready for art!
5. Fun Stuff Nothing done on any of these yet.
o Go to the beach more often.
o Learn to surf (or at least body board).
o Get new ink.