I hope you had a refreshing weekend and are ready to tackle another week.
I had a great weekend, including attending the Guelph Organic Conference for work and having a superbowl party yesterday. I don’t normally follow football, but it was a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. My absolute favourite ad of the day was this one:
Now that we are in February, it means a few things. One being that my days of winter driving are limited. I am still scarred from my accident and am getting weary of Jesse complaining that I drive like a grandma [I do]. Secondly, it means that I am looking forward to what I am going to accomplish this month.
At the beginning of the year, I shared that I made a vision board.
I have a number of things I want to accomplish and thought I would use my online community of friends to help me reach those goals. A huge inspiration for me is Angela at eatspinrunrepeat, who has been doing this for a long time.
A bit of an update on how they are going:
I have been trying to use my camera more and have been dragging it from place to place and actually have taken more pictures. I am slowly learning the settings and am excited to keep increasing the quality of photos online.
I signed up for the Scotiabank Marathon in October!
I got my Spin Instructor Certification in January at the University of Guelph.
Goals for February:
1. Finish Midnights Children.
If you have been following my blog, this book has been the bane of my existence. I started it in November and it has dragged on long enough. I do like the book, but have not carved out enough time to read the 650 pages of deep and beautiful prose.
Which leads me to my second goal. . .
2. Carve out time for myself.
As it currently stands, I only have person time for grooming, eating [sometimes] and driving from workplace to home to workplace to socialization. To be honest with you, I have had some loving people approach me with a bit of concern so I am focusing on giving myself a bit more time to do the things I enjoy like eating a meal in more than 5 minutes, reading a book or seeing my family and boy friend.
3. Take a course for career development.
This month, I am starting a course on advertising, photoshop and video editing for work which will also help to make my blog bigger and better than ever as well! I am excited to learn more for work although I am not excited about the extra 6 hours of homework per week. [See number 2].
4. Start juicing regularly.
I am talking 3 -5 times a week. I ordered a brand spankin’ new juicer through Home Hardware and plan to crack open
my Jesse’s juice recipe book and get to work.
5. Cut out all fried foods. This is an easy one for me, but I love my french fries on occasion. I am going to try to go without for Feburary. I also have a much harder one coming up about half way through February.
I will be checking back in March with new goals and testing to see how well I did on these.
What are YOUR goals for February?
I seriously need to aspire to your level of nutrition and motivation. I’m so far behind, I’m a just a blip in your rear view mirror! And that “blip” is sitting in a La-Z-Boy, scarfing down fries…OK, not always…
But I do have a few goals for February as well. Take a day, even one, and go snowboarding at Blue. Try and finish ALL instrument tracking on Rescue Junction’s new album. Play river hockey at least one more time this winter (it would certainly help if it would freeze again)…get outside more in general. And cut back on coffee in favour of more water! (That last one will be the toughest goal I face all February…)
A blip in my rear mirror and you are putting out your second album with your successful band that is headlining a cruise this year? Really Kaitlyn, you should listen to yourself. For what it’s worth – I idolize you!
This month I get a week off! Yay! My goal is to write a 400-line poem. Wish me luck.
My goal is to read your poem over coffee with you on a Monday night. And then watch you soar to literary fame.
Can’t wait to read it!
Where’s the course you’re taking?
In Waterloo. I can send you more information if you are interested.
Juicing sounds like quite an adventure. I’ve been thinking about getting one, but Im thinking of upgrading my blender first. I cant wait to see what kind of yummy recipes you come up with.
Also how was the conference? I saw it on campus last week and considered popping my head in.
I will be sure to share them with you!
The conference was really good! I spent quite a bit of time at the booth and talking with clients but it was a great show. You should go next year – one of my absolute favourites!
I’d love info!
Awesome! I will send some to you tomorrow!