1. Read more books by women
Strategy: Pick only female authors whenever it’s my turn to choose for book club. Purposely go to the library and visit the Reader’s Advisory desk.
2. Make better food choices
Strategy: Snacks. Choose nuts or veggies. Make popcorn without butter or much oil. Eat smaller amounts.
Mostly implement this at work. Don’t eat at your desk. Replace pop with wine. or water if you’re at work.
3. Write more often.
Strategy: When the husband visits his parents, do a writing prompt. This will usually be Sundays. Have a pocket writing notebook for at work. Reread your scribbles and post-its.
4. Paint one room in the house.
Strategy: Get off yer butt. Greige and bright white. do it. Use the fan. One hour a day after work, for a week. (Once you start, you’ll probably put in two hours since the husband isn’t home until late anyway).
5. Sew something by myself.
Strategy: Pick something easy. Pajama pants. Pillowcase. Catnip pillows. Tell mother to ask you about your project once a week.
6. Take more pictures.
Strategy: Take a class. Wednesday night’s, at the local college. 630-930. No excuses.
What are you doing this year? How are you going to achieve it? Do you set reachable goals, or purposely set high standards so that you work hard and surprise yourself by what you actually accomplish?
Also, this is the year of Will Smith music. The past week (even though it’s only day 2), I’ve heard at least 6 different Will Smith songs on the radio, in stores etc. I’m not sure if this means it’s going to be epic, or just be full of awful throwbacks.