Friday, August 20, 2010

4 Simple Goals, Elsie*cake Style

Over at A Beautiful Mess, the ever-inspiring Elsie Flannigan has started a project for herself, as well as any other bloggers interested, in setting 4 simple goals to work towards till the end of the year.  The only perimeters were that the goals were to be simple, personal, and activity oriented as opposed to result oriented (e.g activity oriented="eating more fruits and veggies on the regular" vs. result oriented="i must lose 10lbs") Bloggers are encouraged to leave a comment here with their goals, and of course to blog about the project and their progress, so here goes....

1. Make more time for surfing.  There was a time when I was practically a daily surfer, but lately (like for the past 2 years or more!) I just seem to let other things get in the way, but it's never lack of desire to be out there. Sometimes it is silly things, like I feel like I should be doing something else, or occasionally I just feel too physically tired from work, but no more!  Look out Ponce cronies, here I come.
 2. Cook good food/meals, even when I'm solo. I actually enjoy cooking and making yummy and usually healthy meals, but when JB got his firefighting job and started work 24 hour shifts every third day, cooking  and meal planning became a bit more challenging. When he was working all that overtime last year, it basically went out the window! But again I say no more. Just because I am flying solo does not mean I can't take care of myself, and make yummy and healthy meals.
3. Call my friends more, just because.  I'll admit, I am not the best on the phone.  It can be filled with awkward pauses and false starts, and I just wind up all nervous and sweaty, worried that I am going to interrupt or talk over someone, or heaven help me if there's an extended pause. And then with the invention of o-so-easy text message, I practically never pick up the phone "just because". But truth be told, "lol" is no substitution for actually hearing one of your favorite people bust out in a belly laugh. So I am going to set my phone phobia aside, and give my peeps a call.
4. Continue to blog regularly.  Blogging is a funny thing, and at times I have questioned why I do it at all. But sometimes for me, it can seem like my creative energy is all over the place and too hard to reign in to do anything productive with, but blogging regularly seems to help me take those ideas and bring them together into something more cohesive and effective. And the people I have "met" along the way have enriched my life with their positivity and support in a way that a skeptic like myself could have never imagined, so thanks and love to all my blogging buddies! :)

If you'd like to join in on the '4 Simple Goals' project, check out the full scoop at A Beautiful Mess, and then go make some goals! ;)

~the bird

ps. Don't forget, you've still got time to enter the giveaway!! Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm tomorrow night, and a winner will be announced Sunday. Click here and enter!!

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