Monthly Archives: January 2017


Goals Schmoals- What that year be lookin’ like?

Goals Schmoals- What that year be lookin’ like?

    As I get older, and more ensconced in social media, I find that certain words become overused and grate on my last frazzled nerve. Diverse. Marginalized. Inclusive is getting there. I hate the word goals. And I have hated the word RESOLUTION my whole life. And it’s not just the word. Nothing puts me in a deer-in-headlights stupor than the practice of listing out things I want to do in a year. I have NO IDEA, people. But… everyone’s doing it. And I don’t want it to seem like Im not thinking about my future, because “what I’m gonna do next” is always on my mind. So, I came up with a light, non taxing list of things I might could accomplisth this year, designed to make me feel less like I am rebelling but not jumping into the boiling hot New Year’s Resolution cauldron. I am calling these my 2017 Priorities: Four years ago I had weight loss surgery. I’ve never been much of a shopper, but buying smaller clothes was more fun than a sharp stick in the eye. Once I settled down in sizes, I stopped shopping, really. I got lazy and I look frumpy on more days than I care to admit. My hair is… a mess… I’m just not a hair person. I don’t care, I’ll shave it off. So, for 2017, I am going to bring myself back from wherever I let myself go to. Taking care in my appearance, liking what I see in the mirror. I had some health challenges in 2016 which made any kind of exercise a strain on my body. There’s no excuse for not moving my tush, so I bought a fitbit to track my movement and challenge myself to getting in more steps. The building I work in is large  and there’s plenty of room to push myself. Thankfully I don’t need to lose anymore weight but being healthy is about more than wearing a small size. […]