As of today, we are in the final homestretch of 2014….WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?!!
Seriously, it feels like the year just begun, and it’s already the last quarter!
Get out your bucket lists people. 2014 is going to be remembered for being AWESOME. We are DOING this:
1. I am going to lose 5 pounds a month until the end of the year.
Yes, I realize how heartbreakingly cliche this is. But I know I can do it, and it is a realistic goal. Dude, if you just cut out carbs, you lose weight. I know this. I just have to do it. That’s the hard part. But I really, sincerely want to get to a healthier weight. The older I get, the harder it is going to be. Plus, my Dad is beating me and he is very close to weighing less than I do….and this is not going to happen. So, that’s my motivation, and I have you all to witness my dedication. I say: 20 pounds by Christmas.
2. I am going to finish projects I always think about, so they don’t become 2015 projects
-bench and vertical garden in my backyard
-move the chicken coops so they’re connected
-get a new Free Little Library cabinet, with doors (prep for the rain season, if it ever comes)
-My kids’ name-applique` banners (I already have 2 done, I just need to finish the other 3)
3. Ben gave me 4 frames for my watercolor paintings…and the paper, paints, brushes have been sitting next to my desk for 2 years.
I am painting them and putting them up. I already know what I need to do.
4. Start the process of freelancing writing.
This is a goal of mine, and I need to get the wheels turning a little faster.
5. Finish Christmas shopping by Thanksgiving.
This is my goal every year, and although I totally do it…I also have to keep a list of what I got handy. Because I may forget what I got people by Christmas. So, it’s kind of a surprise to us all…
But this opens up the entire holiday season for important matters, like cider by the fire with the kids, or handmade ornaments, or finding new ways to enjoy squash. Like, put it on the counter for decorations (or you could always eat it, but that’s too easy).
So, 2014: You have been warned!