Showing posts with label Happy Holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Happy Holidays. Show all posts

less is more

So New Year's resolutions are tough. I always fail. Always.

However, I'm a hopeless optimist. Even if I fail while attempting something, I usually make some sort of impact regardless of the actual duration of the resolution.

Here are a few thoughts and goals for 2019.

Consume less - This goal is primarily around buying clothes for myself. Over the past few months I've started to become aware of how much I waste. Wasting money, wasting time, and wasting resources on things I don't need. I enjoy new clothes. I like looking nice, but I have plenty of clothes in my closet already. I'd like to actually wear out clothes. I'm embarrassed of how many bags of clothes I take to the donation center. The clothes are perfectly fine but I am making room for new things. It's just consuming for no real purpose other than emotional gratification. There are other ways to feel good that don't hurt my wallet or the planet.

So.... I'm currently at day 2/365.

Reduce plastic use - I've gone into a black hole of plastic. Also, fire retardants. I want to delve into this more deeply with a later post. For now, just know that I've started to reduce our plastic use in our house. My goal is to significantly reduce plastic use by our family, especially when it comes to the food and drink we consume.

Feel better - Just like everyone else this January, I'd like to get into better shape. Or get into any shape at all really. I've been making my kids a priority (as I should have been). But now that Greta is getting older, it's time to put my health back on the priority list. Eating healthier is also on the agenda. Nothing fancy, just more vegetables and less sugar.

So here we go 2019. Though I might succeed at all of my goals, even small steps in the right direction count! 

the best time to start a diet

For some reason, I am always trying to start a diet the few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's that time of year when you know you are overindulging and so does your scale. It's a little joke I play on myself because we all know the holidays are the worst time to have any self control. Food and drink are plentiful and it's a basic requirement of any holiday party to 'Eat, Drink, and be Merry'. 

But here I am again. Are you there too? Can we do it for real this time and not have regrets (and extra lbs) to start off the near year? 

happy new year and all that jazz

Happy Thanksgiving. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year! 

I think that counts most of the holidays that have passed since I last shared anything here. So why, might you ask, have I been so MIA lately? Well, for many reasons. Life has been running at full speed lately. The holidays were a mess of parties, travel, Christmas shopping, work commitments with really no downtime in between. Also, I've just honestly lost some of my urge to blog. I still enjoy reading other blogs and I do miss using my creative side to share content here. I do think it's good for me to have a little hobby outside of family and work time. I honestly haven't had much time for anything else. This weekend is my birthday and I'll get to see some friends that I haven't seen in SO long. I have been a terrible friend lately and it's really all my own fault.

One refreshing conversation I had over the holiday break was with Chris's cousin, Jami. She said she really missed my blogging and wondered why I didn't share anything anymore? I told her about how busy I was and my recent hesitancy to share personal things with the internet. Her response was so Jami and so perfect, 'f*ck those guys'. I laughed. She's right. It's worth it to me to take the time to share things and there are a few people that enjoy what I do also. 

Maybe that's my new 2018 manta? 

F*ck those guys.

Also, just exposing myself to less hate/incompetance/ugly stuff. I need to unfollow @realDonaldTrump on twitter. I've tried to stop reading hateful/ignorant news articles that are written merely to inflame and not to educate or inform. 

There are exciting things coming up in 2018. I have a few thrilling announcements coming up soon. So there are some things to look forward to around here. Also, I'm so thankful that everyone is healthy and doing well in my family. So all of the important boxes are checked.

Happy New Year to you all. I hope you've reflected a bit on 2017 and are ready to give 2018 the what for. 

merry christmas to you and yours

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!