A few weeks ago at work I realized that we are doing New Year's goals again this year! Last year my boss had us write out five goals, and in July she gave us a certain amount of shopping money for each goal we completed, and we all went shopping together! Fun, right? I have a cool boss.
I obviously wasn't at work for the first three months this year, so I kind of got a late start. But I finally realized what was going on and wrote out some goals. If you remember from last year, I'm not usually one to set New Year's resolutions for myself because I feel like I'm setting myself up for failure . . . so I tried to just be reasonable. Here is what I came up with.
1. Read 3+ books every month. I am doing great on this so far! I'm in a reading mood lately, and I just want to read more in general this year, so 3 or more books a month is my goal. At that rate I should at least make the same book total as last year, if not beat it.
2. Eat less sugar. And ever since I made that goal, I've been failing miserably. I admit it, I eat too many cookies, and too much fudge, and too many jelly beans. And I drink too many mochas. I'm really going to try to do better.
3. Write 1 letter to a friend a month. I figure one letter a month is doable, right? Right. And it's better than I've done in years past. Maybe if I stick to this one it won't take me 6+ months to respond to people.
4. Take Wyatt swimming a few times this summer. I want to take advantage of the warm weather, and I'm really hoping Wyatt will like the water this year! And hopefully being in a swimsuit will also motivate me to do better on Goal #2.
5. Start planning Gwen's 1st birthday party. First thing is to decide on a theme. Any ideas?
And that's it. Terribly late New Year's goals. I think I might be able to hit all 5 this time, as long as I can do better at the no sugar thing! Any suggestions for low-sugar, dairy-free, all-natural snacks to satisfy my sweet tooth? And that involve chocolate? Is that too much to ask?
It probably is, but I'll let you know if I find something.