Well, hello there 2016! Didn’t you just sneak up on us?!
I’ve been reading a lot of resolutions by other people for the new year. I got to say, it is pretty inspiring! I love self-evaluation and setting goals. How do you guys feel about New Year’s Resolutions? I’ve had a few good ones in the past…
Read the Bible in a year. Did it, but struggled through 1 & 2 Chronicles.
Lotion my legs everyday. Made it about half way through and gave up.
Drink soda only on the weekends. Technically I accomplished this one… but I pretty much guzzled 2 liters over each weekend.
Yeah, so I didn’t bother to make any this year. I have some big things coming up for this year, like finishing grad school and starting a dietetic internship. I think just focusing on succeeding in those two things will be challenging enough. Besides, I am much more of a weekly goal type person. I like setting a goal for the week ahead rather than a huge goal for the entire year. I mean, SO much can change in a year. Today I may want to try to do yoga every other day but by November I may be a cross fit champion. Doubt it… but still.
I do, however, have some thoughts on how I want my blogging to evolve. First, I think I need to be more authentic with the types of things I post. Not that what I post isn’t genuine, it is just that sometimes posts feel forced. This probably means link-ups less often. Or maybe just link-ups when I’m really feeling my mind going in that direction. I’ll probably keep with sharing a day of eats on Wednesday, because that’s just too fun to not.
I think the hardest thing about blogging is trying to fit in a box. I have never had much of a one track mind. I love talking about food, but I also like exploring deeper things in life. I like to talk about emotions and spirituality and life in general. So secondly, one thing I’d like to add to the blog is something I’ll call Sunday Series. I’ve wanted an outlet to share things I’ve learned and how I’ve grown in my spiritual life, but I have felt unsure about how to go about it.This series will not be a place for me to shove my beliefs down your throats (not my style), but more of just a time to share and reflect. I decided to do it on Sundays so it would be an addition to my blog and I can still have the week to share my normal stuff. I do hope you’ll read.
Alright…so I kind of lied. After facing my closet yesterday I do have one resolution. No more new clothes. I want less stuff. Isn’t it amazing how much crap humans accumulate? I did an initial purge, but I still feel like I have too much. Because parting with clothes is harder than it should be, I tried the backwards hanger method. I hung all my clothes backwards and once I wear an item, I will turn the hanger around. By the time the season ends, if I haven’t worn it, I am giving it away.
*By the way, something that helped me with the giving away some items is reading an article that suggested taking pictures of anything that I am keeping just for sentimental value. Goodbye five t-shirts and one dress.
Anyways, that’s all I got for today. But before I go, here are a few pictures from my week:
Cracker Barrel breakfast date with my niece and Terry. She’s in the stage of not wanting to look directly at the camera and not giving a real smile. We tried our best.
Homemade deep dish spinach pizza. Made with whole grain flour!
My new cousin! He’s only 4 days old in this picture.
I went to my parents’ to help with some cleaning out of things. Looking through old pictures is one of my favorite pastimes. Apparently fried chicken was dear to me.
So tell me…
Are you a resolution setter? Or weekly goal setter?
Do you ever feel stuck in a box with blogging?
Are you still sleeping from partying too hard last night? 😉