A couple years ago, I attended a “vision board” party. Usually I wouldn’t buy into stuff like that, but it ended up being a great experience. We clipped pictures and words out of magazines, all representing the things we dreamed of or aspired to be. Sometimes just saying your goals out loud, writing them down, or — in that case — gluing them to a board, makes them real. That said, here are a couple little (and big) things I’d like to work on in 2015.
1. Write in this blog more often. Yeah, that’s a given. A lot of times I have ideas of what I want to say, but I end up over-editing and/or judging myself, and the posts never come to be. It’s best to just write, and see what happens. I look forward to whatever this blog evolves into.
2. Try a vegetable recipe every week. I love vegetables, and there are so many creative ways to cook them (steamed can get pretty boring, if you ask me). Of course, experimentation has its ups and downs. I was a little horrified at how red cabbage dyes everything purple.
3. Work on my fitness. It’s no secret that my weight has been up and down throughout my entire adult life. I have been much bigger than this; I have been much smaller than this. I will learn to be comfortable with myself regardless of what pant size I am wearing. I will work to make peace with food and with myself. I have realistic goals for myself, and I will meet them.
4. Read a book every month. Every time I read a book, I remember how much I really enjoy it. Unfortunately, I don’t have a whole lot of downtime between work, my freelance jobs, and school part-time. Reading for fun is important, though, and I want to get back in the habit.
5. Always have time for my friends. We are all so busy. Sometimes, though, it’s good to just kick back and have a glass of wine with friends. I will make an effort to make sure I see everyone and keep up with what’s going on in their lives. This also means I need to become a better listener.
So there you have it — some goals for 2015. I’m looking forward to seeing what this year has in store.