Hidee Ho fellow bloggers and readers.
I am posting today and tomorrow. I am doing two posts because this one is more of a checking in moment for myself than it is for you guys. I mean, I want you to enjoy the post, but this is where I am ready to gut check. Hard.
Tomorrow’s will be light and whimsical and have more pictures. I like blogs with pictures that make me giggle. Which is really my goal for 95% of my posts.
Gut check time.
It has been 8 months since I quit my job. I just had to figure that out on my fingers. I couldn’t believe the math in my head (remember I was in Finance) so I busted out my hands and counted on my fingers. It is the equivalent to taking a pregnancy test and seeing two blue lines, but then having to refer to the box instructions because you are dumbfounded, in a good or bad way, to believe you are reading it right.
I have mentioned several times I am not a New Year Resolution Gal. But at this point, I need to be a “Hey, it has been 8 months you need to get off your ass and accomplish something” Gal. I have blogged. As you can read. I have written. But very little. This makes me sad. But it is my own doing. I can blame a lot of things but it is my own damned fault.
So I am setting a goal. Three days a week, I am going to spend time on blogging and writing. No less than 2 hours a day to start. I am also going to review my Statistics skills by going through my old college text and attempting to review each lesson. That is also 3 times a week no less than 2 hours a day.
Ultimately I am going back to school. So I need to bone up on study skills and be in the habit of college before I get there.
This is what I would look like if I just did what I do now, then decided to take on 3 classes.
I know this about myself. I have been down that road before.
Thirdly, I must lose weight. I look scarily similar to the woman in the first photo, but I am smart enough to wear long enough shirts. I am partially doing this because I want to look better, but mostly because I REFUSE to buy new clothes. I am at my largest range of sizes and it is this, or muffin top alley. Not buying new clothes. Nope. Being at home has caused weight gain of about 10lbs, and I needed to lose at least 10 when I left my job.
These may seem like lofty goals, but I am excited. I need a bit of structure. Yeah, I keep my house clean and cook most meals and do the daily stuff, but none of that really has a deadline or any structure. I kinda miss it. Which is very odd to me.
So. Wish me luck, and I hope that everyone’s new year is going Smashingly.
Woman on Pause