Hello dear friends.
A follow up from 2013 resolutions
Find a new job: Leave Ashford University- Done. I thought this was going to be an easy task considering i started my search in January with no luck in the beginning. time really tells all when suddenly your employer decides to create a voluntary reduction program in june, which was gratefully accepted by me. Yes another opportunity to find a job right away…. but yet it still took until October to secure something.
Live a healthier lifestyle: cut out red meat and pork out of my daily consumption- Done. other than a few bites of Scott’s bbq brisket in Austin, and accidently eating a chicken fried steak (which I thought it was something more like a chicken waffle) … I was fairly successful!
Run: No marathons- Done. Only a few half marathons, but proud to have beat my personal record of 2:15. From the SD holiday half i got my time to 2:00:50 minutes.
"I’d rather not make resolutions because I know I’m not going to hit them. Why disappoint?"
Setting an action plan however is something that makes me look forward to tomorrow. I am more than ever certain that life must be lived with simple intentions and that the path to achieving even the smallest of goals, creates even more anticipation of what one’s self can do.
2013 was a challenging year, as I am sure 2014 will reveal itself to more uncertainties and unexpected plans.
Give: Knit 365 Cozies. coziesforkindsouls.tumblr.com/ With an arsenal of yarn, and knitting needles, I plan on knitting cup cozies and give them anonymously to people who do kind things as a reminder when they drink their cup of coffee/tea of what goodness people can see in them. I have to work out the details, but the first cozy of the day has already been completed.
Live a healthier lifestyle: Only eat organic meat or poultry. Giving up the red meat was great, except my consumption of poultry products increased. Hello to meat back into my life… except i need to know where it’s coming from… which will then probably swing me towards more vegetables. Challenge accepted.
Complete a triathalon: Yes. Even if it is a small bike ride, I think this is the year to learn.