It’s February first- who’s given up on those New Year resolutions yet? I’m for sure slacking on a couple lately. My step count each night has been around 7,000… not good. I’m also writing this while a pile of clothes sits next to me on the floor (aka procrastination city).
I’ve decided to rededicate myself to 4 goals this month. First, hit 10,000 steps a day. The days are getting longer and it’s lighter in the morning to start the day with a 30 minute walk. The gym won’t be as busy since those resolution goers have probably started scaling back.
Drink more water. Keep a log or download an app for it, but drink drink drink!
Third, stop procrastinating on the day to day stuff. Pick up your clothes, or don’t put them somewhere where they need to be clean up in the first place.
Lastly, since starting the year I’ve been bad about a little “journal” I keep. I try to write one sentence a day about something I feel good about and lately life has become chaotic and I’ve lost my routine of doing that. That’s something that really makes me feel better, when I can look back at a month where I say “I’ve not done that much” and realize, no I’ve done a lot. It might not be big monumental stuff, but it’s been a month full of positive things.
I’ve been bad about keeping my journal but here are some of my January highlights:
NYC Women’s March
Maria Bamford at College Street Music Hall
I listened to 3+ audiobooks!
I have a new window in my wood shop at B.Meyer Studio (let there be light!)
I joined the Nutmeg Collective (a CT based network of makers+small business owners)
I’m reenergized with some new Meyer Wire electrical products
I’ve officially done 32 days not the Whole30 diet (it’s been tough!). Two more weeks to go, as Im doing the Whole 43 (leading up to Valentines Day).
I died my hair a regrettable shade of blonde, which Im still adjusting to. Even if it’s not my best look, sometimes it’s fun to mix it up and try something different.
I saw two plays this month: Office Hour at Long Wharf (intense!) and Field Guide at Yale Repertory Theater (very fun and abstract… I LOVED it!).
There were acupuncture evenings, and dinners with friends and Oscar walks. There was a lot of coordinating for 2018. I’ve got weekends saved for out of town trips in 2018 and two reunion weekends in February alone! There’s a lot to be excited about, and still a lot left to figure out.
And maybe at some point I can do some activities where photography is allowed. I’d love to go to events and share them with you but you’d be surprised how often I go to things where Im not allowed to take photographs.