No Resolutions, Just Long Term Goals

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This is the time of year I begin thinking about resolutions for the upcoming new year. This includes things I want to change or improve and things I’d like to accomplish. I don’t like the term resolutions because it’s too easy to concentrate on them in January but by July they are forgotten, for this reason I want to label my resolutions long term goals. Looking through my jotted down list of long term goals I realize the progress I’ve made in the past few years. I am reading more than I was, I eat more nutritional things than I have in the past. I am making progress.

Read more, always.

Work on my blog. This includes everything from writing more posts, taking more of the photographs myself to promoting and marketing it more effectively and getting increased subscribers.

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Write a novel. It doesn’t have to be a bestseller, although I’d be happy to receive that gift, but I want to write a complete solid story. Perhaps I can get motivated, have an outline and research done so I can participate in NaNoWriMo sometime in the near future.

Eat better. My husband and I have really improved our eating habits since I’ve been at home the last three years, by leaps and bounds. Now, if it takes two hours to cook dinner I don’t mind. I actually enjoy the time in the kitchen and learning new techniques. I’m preserving a lot of our own food, cooking from scratch and making more nutritious meals. The older I get, the more I realize what I eat has not only long term but immediate effects on how I feel. I would like to concentrate on additional organic fruit and veggies, new preservation techniques and trying new recipes.

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Grow more of our own fruits and veggies. Things just taste better when you grow it yourself. I want to start some heirloom tomato plants, plant some more fruit trees and make a gardening area in our backyard.

Juice every day. By juicing you’re certain to ensure a high fruit and veggie intake for the day and it just makes me feel tons better. The aches and pains go away when I drink a large glass of fresh fruit or veggie juice each day.

Travel more.There are so many places I want to visit. London, Paris, Norway, Italy, Rome, Sweden and Switzerland. The list is endless…


Exercise schedule. Establish an exercise schedule I can maintain throughout the year.

Concentrate not on a career, as I have in the past, but paying bills and getting completely out of debt. Once my husband is finished with treatment and is feeling better, I plan to get geared up to do a lot of freelance writing and online work. I think I’ve found enough online sources of income to keep me busy during my writing down times and new sources are sprouting up everyday. I’m so thankful that my husband can carry me on his insurance and it’s awesome.

Get fit. Physically, mentally and emotionally fit.

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Travel the Blue Ridge Parkway from beginning to end in a convertible trip. We’ve been on a good bit of it but I want to do the entire route on a single road trip.

Complete my herb garden. I have several herbs growing but I want a more complete collection of fresh herbs.

Learn to knit. This is something I’ve wanted to do for awhile now.

knitting supplies

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