Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Reboot the Blog!

I had the realization recently that I haven't blogged in nearly a year.


I've had plenty of excuses not to; first I was busy graduating from college, then there were seven months of excruciating housing drama, and also during that time activities, birthdays, shenanigans, engagement, and a new puppy. I've been struggling with what to do with my life now that I've finished college, and not coming up with any answers, except that I know I don't want to wait tables for much longer, or be involved in the restaurant business in any form for that matter. Motivation to sit down and write a blog post has been virtually non-existant. But despite the excuses, and the lack of motivation, the desire is there. I love to write; I need to write. I'd like to write books, but I'm so out of practice, I'm not even sure where to start. So, I'm starting with my blog. I have resolved to begin posting regularly again, and hopefully that will get the juices flowing for other types of writing.

In other words, I'm back.

In addition to writing more regularly, I have a lot of other goals for this year. So I'm going to take a page out of my friend Clare's book (check her out at Never Niche), and post my goals here, for others to see, and for me to keep track of. In this post, I'll have my goals for the year 2011, and also my goals for February; each month, I'll check in with how I did on my goals for the previous month, and how I'm progressing with my goals for the year. I'll continue to blog about other things as well - I'll be talking about raising a puppy, planning a wedding, dealing with baby fever, missing lost loved ones, and plenty of things I haven't come up with yet I'm sure! But for now, I present to you, my goals for the future!

Over the course of the next year, I hope to:

      -Post in my blog every week

      -Become more financially stable and savvy

      -Take better care of myself physically by
          -exercising more
          -being a conscious and healthy eater
          -drinking more water
          -getting more sleep
          -Losing 45 lbs by August and 60 lbs by the end of the year

     -Take better care of myself mentally and emotionally by
          -learning to stop stressing over things I can't control
          -surfing the web less and reading more
          -taking more time for myself
          -making a career change
          -making the time to make myself feel pretty

     -Shape my adorable puppy into a well-behaved, loveable dog

   -Throw a fabulous wedding without being a control freak or losing sight of what's really important

To help meet my goals for the year, in the next month I hope to:

      -Post at least four new blog entries

      -Lose 6 lbs by
          -setting up a space for Pilates and do my video 3x per week
          -walking with Ianto every day for at least 30 minutes
          -having salad, fish, or a vegetarian meal at least 1x per week
          -cutting soda from my diet

     -Send out 10 resumes

     -Finish the wedding guest list and acquire all necessary addresses for save the dates to go out

      -Save at least $300

      -Enroll Ianto in Puppy Kindergarten and Doggie Daycare

   -Re-organize my jewelry box so I can find what I want, and start wearing jewelry again

   -Read at least one book

   -Keep a meticulous diary of what I eat, what I spend, and how I spend my time

Wish me luck!