Friday, January 20, 2012

January Goals: How Did This Week Go?


(1) Finish my career plan for 2012. I am dreaming big long-range and need to finalize my plan and strategies for what I would like to accomplish in the next year. My big goal, for now, is to build community at this blog.

Well, my first goal is to get more people sharing their thoughts with me as they visit the blog. I think one thing that will help with that is to visit more personal style blogs, myself, which I am doing.


(2) Identify other changes I would like to make this year. Carried over from last year is the desire to slow down, spend more time with family, drink more tea, get healthier, etc. I have landed on 3-5 goals to concentrate on for the year...

a) Drink more tea while creating a slower, contemplative tea lifestyle.
b) Spend more time with my son both during the week and on weekends.
c) Plan and eat more healthy meals, starting with more protein.

I'm doing really well with this one on all three counts! Obviously, there is more to do, but I feel good about what I have been able to do so far. Just the other day, my tea order came in and I have already made three pots of tea, two vanilla and one, the cinnamon spice my son likes.

(3) Evaluate my winter capsule wardrobe & identify what works, what doesn't, what needs to change. My plan is to fully live out my own natural style and create a plan for the year that does so, while evaluating what I am doing already. In order to do this, I need to actually get dressed more often. We'll see how it goes...

Well, part of my plan was to do the 30 for 30 Remix, which would mean 30 different outfits, and I am definitely not going to have that many for comparison! But the times I have bothered getting dressed have been very helpful in evaluating what's missing and what's not working as well as I'd hoped.

How did your week go?




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12 comments:

  1. I love your first goal. I've never articulated that but I've thought about it. I've managed to drink a few cups of cocoa, but even those were rather fast! I just can't seem to slow down, even entering my second year of retirement.

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    1. Grammy Goodwill, believe me, I understand! Because this goal is coming back for a second or third try. I'm determined, though, so hopefully, this will be its year! :)

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  2. I would so love to achieve the first and second goals you have set for yourself! What an amazingly motivated woman you are. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Wow, Jennifer! Thanks!! That's so encouraging.

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  3. Sounds like you've had a fairly successful week... keep up the great progress!

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! I appreciate your encouragement.

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  4. Yes, I love it: a contemplative tea lifestyle! Yes, Yes, Yes.

    Would be fun to see pots of tea in those clear glass teapots organized by season. Tea can be so pretty!

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    1. Hi Anonymous! Me, too, and hopefully, this is the year, by golly. Ooh, that would be fun!

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  5. You've made a lot of progress this week on your goals! Great job!! I read a book to my daughters yesterday (Another Celebrated Dancing Bear) that referenced tea drinking in Russia. They had something called a "samovar" that heated the tea which looked really cool. Had never heard about samovars until I read that book. It looks like a great way to keep your tea warm throughout the day.

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    1. Hey there! Thanks!! So it keeps your tea warm throughout the day? Must acquire!

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  6. Go you! Sounds like a great week to me!

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