52 goals

Welcome

Raise your hand if you had a traditional southern New Year’s feast this year!

My mother-in-law had us over yesterday for her famous barbecue plus the traditional collards and black eyed peas. At her request, I made the collards. It was my first time making them ‘southern-style’. They simmered for almost two hours with onions and pieces of ham. All the green lovers approved. I also brought the rice, which I cooked in broth from a brown sugar ham. So good. As a nutrition note, when vegetables are boiled, particularly if they are simmered for two hours, a lot of the nutrients seep out into the water. So go ahead and let the collard juice (sorry for that wording, haha) flavor the rest of your plate ;).

I think I’ll make my black eyed pea burgers with the leftover peas! Yum.

I hope everyone had a fun New Year’s Eve! At least I hope it was more fun than Mariah Carey’s NYE. We had a couple of friends over for pizza + salads + board games.

Also, I loved reading Terry’s year-end blog post. Check it out.

What do you think regarding resolutions? I think I’ve accomplished 2 in my entire life. One was reading the Bible in a year, which was very cool. The other was only drinking soda on the weekends. That backfired when I would drink like 7 diet cokes on a Saturday. Restriction just doesn’t work!

Instead of making a resolution for the year, I’ve decided to make it a goal to make a goal for each week. A goal each week = 52 TBD goals. Little goals work so much better for me. Sometimes I get overwhelmed if I think about ALL the things I have to do/accomplish over a larger period time, and I find breaking everything down helps tremendously. I had to remind myself of this constantly

My goal this week is to finish and polish my case study that I’m presenting next week. (Sorry Marina, not a SMART goal ;)). Eek! I’ll be glad when that is behind me. I’ll tell you more when it’s over.

My 52 goals will be decided on Sundays and will focus on areas I need to push myself a little more in at the time -cleaning the kitchen, going to bed at 10 pm, drinking enough water, getting my oil changed, calling a family member, or writing a hard blog post, etc. You get the idea.

And lastly… about the blog’s look. I don’t know. I don’t really like it. The font size of my previous template was annoyingly small and I can’t find a template I like very much. I’m not quite willing to pay for a template, so I’m going to keep playing around with it until I find something I like. Bear with me.

That’s it for today-

You tell me,

Have you ever tried making weekly goals?

Can you stick to year long goals?

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