Spring 2018 Goal

Image by Life of Janine

For the past few weeks I’ve made a point of stopping every morning for a minute to write down my goals. My intention isn’t just to have a daily to-do list (which is great), but to focus every day on the big things.

Right now, the big thing is to lose weight. That’s been the big thing since about 2010. However it moved way up on the priority list when we booked a holiday for late in the spring.

Travel always includes pictures that are shared and kept forever. And right now, I hate seeing myself in photos. So I’m setting an initial SMART goal for this spring, and I’m stating it publicly. This won’t get me to my goal weight, but it’s a start.

S = Specific = Lose sufficient weight to fit into the smallest pants in my closet

M = Measurable = Just gotta put on those pants!

A = Achievable = Goal equates to about 10 pounds, and I have 9 weeks

R =Relevant = Losing weight is always relevant!

T = Time Bound = Goal day is the day I pack for our vacation

It may be a boring for those who follow along, but I’m going to check in every week.

10 pounds to go …



Joyful Monday ~ 23 October

What I dream of is an art of balance, or purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.

~ Henri Matisse

I’ve been absent because I’ve allowed myself to be mired down in a morass of worry and concern. But today I’m letting my shoulders relax and I’m focusing more on what I dream of than on anxiety.

Even in its rain, today was a beautiful day.

Joyful Monday ~ 7 August

Evil is boring. Cynicism is pointless. Fear is a bad habit. Despair is lazy. Hopelessness is self-indulgent. On the other hand: Joy is fascinating. Love is an act of heroic genius. Pleasure is our birthright. Chronic ecstasy is a learnable skill.

– Rob Brezsny

Joyful Monday ~ 5 June

I wouldn’t waste a day, not an hour, not a moment. Take what you want … and damn caution. Live, enjoy. Feed ravenously. Or the biggest regret you’ll have at the end of your life is wasted time.

– Nora Roberts, writer

Joyful Monday ~ 15-May

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”

– Martha Washington