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It’s 2023 and that means…

Say it Rah-shay By Jan 02, 2023 No Comments

…the Resolution/Goals post!

Well…something like resolutions and goals. 

Reading through some of my older posts, in addition to being blown away by what seems to be my lack of typing/spelling/grammar skills, I noticed there is always a post about resolutions and goals in January. And also, there is a post about decluttering. 

My house is still cluttered. 

Back to it.

I know that time is a social construct. I know that January 1st is just another day. I also know that my family was a resolution family and each December we would dutifully write out a list of plans and goals. By mid-January or, if we were really diligent, early February, these goals and resolutions would be forgotten (that is until Lent when there was another chance to do a challenge) but resolutions were a seemingly fun way to prep for the year. 

(While tip-tapping this post, I decided to look at HOW New Year’s Resolutions came about and it’s pretty fascinating.)

My efforts at doing a thing for any length of time seems monumental and like a set-up for failure. However, with my running I have been sharing monthly goals and have met them with a variety of success. Training for races have allowed me to realize that I can achieve goals when they are broken up into smaller, more manageable chunks.

This resolutions post has become a monthly goals post. Let’s do it.

January Goals

  1. Run 15K a week. This should be an easy one but with the weather in single digit temps, ya girl was sleeping in. I have a few races on the horizon and want to be able to run the whole race without pain and feeling strong. 
  2. Update this blog regularly. I started this blog back in 2008 and am reluctant to give up this space.  (Although reading through my old posts I probably SHOULD have given up this space because oh dear Barbara!) Anywho, since I am paying for my hosting, I feel like I need to get my money’s worth. I want to post daily but realistically I think a few days a week would be best. I know you all are clamoring for my scintillating commentary on the world. You’re welcome.
  3. Read three non-book club books. For a library chick, I don’t read nearly as much as I would like. I have three books recommended by the clock app that I want to read this month, the first one is The Vegetarian by Han Kang.

  4. Daily Yoga with The Bee and The Librarian. We started tonight. Ten minutes, right before bed. It felt possible and it was nice doing something together. 
  5. Finish the sweater I started during quarantine. Like everything else in my life, I have let my needles lay abandoned. I want the satisfaction of wearing something that I made. I paid for that pattern and by golly, I am getting it done. 


Your turn!
What are your January goals?



*Aside from my poor grammar and spelling…what is THAT about?!


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.

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