The beautiful Ms. Ally over at one of my favorite blogs, Copacetic in Carolina, did me the honor (if you can call it that—LOL) of sharing my Fall goals. Call it a “to-do” list that everyone can now see and know about; as if I needed any further motivation to get my backside in gear and do something!
Anyway, you’re only supposed to do five, but I’ll be damned if my list isn’t a hot mess of too much to do and too little time. In any, event, only five will make it to this blog—I’ll save the real list for my desk drawer.
1. Organize My Poetry Into A Book-I’ve been writing poetry for a very long time. Some of it is elementary in nature—particularly items written during my elementary school years—but I think to pull all of my poetry together, and organize it in a chronological nature, would be interesting.
2. Get My Six Pack-It’s vain, I know, but to say this is just a way to say I need to start doing a better job of focusing my workouts on the areas I like to emphasize during beach season. I typically cross-train and do yoga, but I mix in a good deal of weight-training as well. As of now, I lift 3-4 days a week, do Yoga twice a week, and cross-train 4-5 days a week. I’m proud of my progress so far, but I’m never done improving this old body of mine.
3. Volunteer More-Now that both of my babies are in school, I have a little more time to devote to other things and I would like to extend a larger hand into my local community by getting involved more. I just know I get a greater sense of fulfillment from actually lending my time as opposed to just writing a check.
4. Spend More Alone Time With Hubby-I always try to give as much as I can to my marriage, but I’ll admit that it takes a great deal of effort on both our parts to keep that fire burning as hotly as possible. So, I’d like to get more time in with my man because I know that not only makes us better people but infinitely more effective as parents.
5. Read More-I’m not an avid reader, but I do enjoy reading a good book. So, this past summer I set out on a mission to read as many books as possible, but found it difficult to fit in a chapter of anything between being a mommy, wife, daughter, and then devoting x amount of time to blogging and y amount of time to exercising and scripture study. There was simply always something to do. To combat that, I’ve tried to be more realistic with my goals where reading is concerned and plan to simply focus on reading when I can. I have read about nine books since the end of July—including “The Paris Wife”, “The Help”, and “The Postmistress“—and I’m about mid way through “Anna Karenina”. By the start of the New Year I hope to have a few more books under my belt (I’m shooting for three more novels by Christmas, which would be quite the accomplishment for me).