- Paleo diet for 2 to 3 weeks. Well, I've been on the Paleo diet. I've been pretty good about it up until Monday. Strep throat > Paleo; I needed some ice cream. So sue me.
- Pampered Chef party. It happened! People came! I made pretty appetizers, I showed off my apartment, and I had so much fun having people over. I should do it more often. Hmmm, Superbowl?
- Not spend money. I did pretty good here. I'll admit, I went out to eat a few times...but each time there was a really good reason, not just a "I don't feel like cooking tonight." I went out for three birthdays this month, including my own. Also, the money I spent on pampered chef stuff was extraneous. But other than that, it was just grocery, gas, and regular bills like rent, phone, and utilities.
- Budget. Ugh. I had the best of intentions, I promise. I was planning on sitting down and getting it done on Sunday. But then strep smacked me in the face and I spent all day on the couch. Most of Monday, too.
- Garden! Seeds have been ordered and arrived! So now it's time to start planning/planting.
And that brings us to February. Hmm, what should I aim for next month?
- Kick this strep. #1 on my list. This just sucks.
- Budget. Since I didn't get it done last month, it still needs to be done.
- Plant things. I guess I'm not going to require that I plan, because I don't know the dimensions of my new garden.
- Transplant things. Some of the houseplants are getting out of control.
- Reintroduce carbs into my diet. I've been doing Paleo, but I haven't been enjoying it. And since I intended it as a detox, I think I'm ready to start eating starches and carbohydrates again. Especially since Rachel tells me I NEED to try these scones.
- Read a book. When we lived on the boat, I read ALL the time. Since getting a steady job, I hardly read at all, and when I do, I can't really handle anything deeper than a cheap thrill novel. I want to read a real book, and I want to read it start to finish in the same month.
- Plan a trip. Everyone around me is traveling to lower latitudes and the internet just can't get enough of showing me tropical beach scenes. Enough is enough.
- Side projects. I need to finish my paint chip clock, hem some jeans for Kyle, and make some magnets for my fridge.
- Whittle my middle! This seems like a good lunch time activity.
Well, Rach, here's what I've learned. The majority of my goals are things that I was going to do anyway, so declaring them "goals" hasn't really benefited me so far. I want meaningful goals! I want goals that will edify me as a person, or make me more desirable as an employee, or push me out of my comfort zone. Maybe I need a bunch of small, easy goals, and One Big Goal that will actually be a stretch to accomplish.