A few new year thoughts – 2018 edition

First, I’d like to take a moment to give 2017 the credit it deserves.  I’ve seen many posting about how terrible it was and I’m a little scared to admit that was not my experience.  2017 was one of the best years of my life.  And I don’t say that lightly.  But to be fair – I was due.

Here are my intentions for 2018:

  1. No alcohol.  I took my last drink on November 10th, 2017 and I haven’t regretted it once.  Most people think that when someone quits it must be because they have a “problem”.  That is not always the case and was not the case for me.  But I can tell you that alcohol was not doing me any favors.  I may discuss this further at another time, but for now that’s all I have to say about that.IMG_0262(this awesome shirt came from the Home Podcast store)
  2. Save money.  I mentioned that 2017 was a great year, and part of that was investing in myself.  So I spent some money.  This year I’m going to reel in my spending and replenish my savings.
  3. Read at least 12 books.  Last year all my reading was dedicated to YTT.  This year I hope to dive into my ever-growing pile of books.  Right now I’m about to finish “Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone” by Brené Brown.  It’s the perfect book to go along with our current political and social culture.  I hope to read more than just 12, but I want to keep everything on this list attainable.
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  4. Improve general health – exercise, mindfulness, and diet.  I’m purposely keeping this one pretty general.  I want to go to the gym more (5am workouts help me stay focused on good health all day).  More yoga and meditation.  A mostly whole foods and plant rich diet.  I’d also eventually like to kick the Diet Mountain Dew habit.IMG_1434

What are your 2018 intentions?