Posted January 5, 2010on:
Okay, I’m back.
Not that anyone reads this.
And not that I will post very often, presumably.
January is a time of renewal for many people. I often find myself making long lists of things I would like to improve in my life. All are attainable, but the fact that I have so many makes it hard for me to put enough focus toward each goal. I have narrowed it down to the 4 most important goals I have this year:
- Rejoin (for the ??? time) Weight Watchers.
I know I can lose weight. I’ve done it before. In 2007 I lost 39 pounds. I’ve kept about half of it off, but that is not acceptable. And I have to look good in a bridesmaid dress in less than 2 months. This has also inspired me to cook more, like I used to. I have some great healthy cookbooks I’m going to utilize more often.
- Start going to the gym on a regular basis.
Again, I’ve done it before. When I worked at Viterbo, I went about 3 times a week, which is better than my current streak at St. Olaf. It helps to have a few others that share my goal and we plan to go together.
- Pick up good books again.
This was my goal last year, and I did so well with it until one thing got in my way – fricking Farmville. Also Restaurant City. Gosh, that’s embarrassing to even write here. I know they’re silly Facebook games, but it has been fun to have something mindless to spend time on everyday, especially during stressful times. However, it has prevented me from spending free time more wisely at home, especially in the reading department.
- Be happy.
A generic goal, maybe, but I have lots of room for improvement in this area. I would say that I’m generally happy and fun to be around. But the past year (infertility stuff) – well, 3 years (family stuff), I have suffered from a fair amount of depression, which may be apparent to those I see frequently. Now that we’re adopting, even if other areas aren’t great, I want to throw my energy into enjoying life, my wonderful husband, my friends and family, and preparing for Baby.