|(Gordon B. Hinckley)|
I went against all goal-setting guidelines this year and didn't write down my resolutions or share them with anyone.
Perhaps I wanted to see if I could actually make the improvements I desired before I even acknowledged them to myself. That way, if I failed, even my conscious self wouldn't feel guilty because the "goal" was merely a passing thought. Right?
Now that 2011 is no longer in its infancy (and I have actually succeeded a bit at my attempts) I am ready to publicly share two of my "improvements".
Improvement #1: Read at least one book a month.
I used to belong to a book group that was just the impetus I needed to read quality literature. Since it's demise, however, I have lacked the discipline needed to read consistently from something other than the newspaper, email, and blogs. This is my attempt to change that. So far I am ahead of the game and have read
I highly recommend both.
Improvement #2: Plan and prepare real meals for my family.
The past few years my desire to cook has waned (perhaps due to kids' practices and games scheduled around and during the dinner hour.) Time is critical. My recipes are boring, and local eateries are sounding the siren call.
After creating, then deleting, then restoring it again, I am now also blogging at Salads and Such. This blog forces me to rediscover healthy favorites and test new ones. At least once a week I will post a "keeper" recipe, and hopefully my family will benefit from the process.
(My cousin introduced me to a fabulous Pear and Goat Cheese Salad. Check it out here.)
There they are--my first two "improvements" of 2011. There may be more. Or, maybe not. Either way I will just "try a little harder to be a little better" and not stress about the rest.