It is hard for me to not focus on my failures so when I look at my list from last week, all I see is what I did not cross off but, I’m working on changing that. So, if you revisit my post from last week, you’ll see stuff has been crossed off and that’s what I completed. Looking at the list, I actually completed a lot and the things that I didn’t complete are a work in progress. Here’s what I learned from week 1 based on what I didn’t complete:
Finish reading the book I’ve started and blog a short review
I started reading The Starbucks Experience and I just could not get into it. I love Starbucks (see #18) and I think they have an awesome business model (although not practical for everyone) but, I just wasn’t in the mood for this book. I’m not the type of person that can just pick up a book and read it. I love to read but I have to be interested in what I’m reading or I’ll find something else to do. I realized by Wednesday that I needed something different to read. Based on Amy Mengel’s recommendation of The Road I had requested it from the library. Thankfully, it had already come in and was ready for pick up. So, since Thursday, I’ve been reading The Road. I’m really enjoying it so far and will probably finish it tonight and start the next book which I plan to finish by Sunday.
Attend an exercise class
Attending and exercise class was a lot harder than I thought. I knew where I wanted to go and what I wanted to take but wasn’t sure what the studio’s policy was on walk-ins. I called and called and called and finally received an answer yesterday (Monday). By Sunday, I had decided that I would just take an extra class this month…this week, next week, whenever, as long as it’s in January.
Take a photo of myself
Plain and simple, I couldn’t do it. I’m not going to get into the details now but it’s something that I will do but need to work towards.
Enjoy every day. Find the good. Deal with the bad. End each day on a positive note.
You’ll notice that this one is not crossed off but it’s not because I didn’t complete it. I couldn’t cross this off because it’s an ongoing thing. It’s not something that I can just do for a week, it’s a goal I need to work on every day. I won’t be adding it to my 365 in 365 though because it’s not tangible. It’s something that I will continue to work on every day but is more of a daily affirmation.
Other Things I Did This Week
I started to plan January’s #AlbanyTweetUp and future tweetups.
I found a bunch of new cooking blogs that I added to my Google Reader and a ton of recipes that I want to try – including my new meal for the month and my work snack. Plus, I joined Rose’s Recipe Group so I can share what I know and what I learn.
In the end…
In the end, I didn’t do so bad this week. It’s still hard for me to accept my failures but that’s what this is about. I need to push my limits, set my goals and just go for it.
So, what did you do this week? What did you accomplish and what are you working towards? Let me know in the comments and thank you for all the support. I have a ton of ideas and a bunch of stuff I want to talk about and I hope you will stick with me and share your experiences. If you didn’t get a chance last week, check out two posts I put up that have a special importance to me: Supporting Our Troops and Finding Inspiration
The journey is the reward. – Chinese Proverb