So its 2012.
Feel any different than yesterday?
As a true Southerner I will be having my black eyed peas today. Kale chips sound better than collards & easier to fix so that’s on board. I don’t even remember the significance of these traditions, but I think it has to do with money. Not risking. Just like the 12 grapes & 12 wishes at midnight, why not?
I was good & waited til last night to put the new sheets on my bed that my parents were sweet enough to give me. So I woke in 600 thread count purple softness. Also get to wear a fresh new Panthers tee for the first game of the year against the Saints. New year WITH a Panthers game from bed is a perfect start to things!
Today is day one of the latest greatest challenge… hoping to stick with this one. Hate that the last one ended up being more than I was really into. But this one is simple. Move 30 minutes each of the first 100 days of 2012! Sounds easy enough, right? Easy enough that I should do it. Start the year off right.
While on the 100 kick, I’m also revisiting a challenge I previously have done. Out with the old & maybe later in with the new. Time to purge 100 Things again! Today & tomorrow I’m off work & its a great time to work on dejunktifying my life. (yes that is a word. I just made it one.) That and tossed 2 things out of my world.
Confession. Last year I watched 127 movies but only finished TWO books. Head hangs very low. I started several I never finished. The real blame is probably all the blogs I read. I can’t even imagine how many I have read this year. This realization gave me an added push to go check out eReaders. This year I will read more books. Maybe the eReader would help. Maybe not. Certainly worth a try. Just need to figure out which one is best for me & find a time when the store has it & I can spend the cash. Could be a great reward for completing the first 100 day challenges! I admit I love the whole books on the shelf look. The cover art. The pages & size of the book. I’ve been hesitant to hop on the eReader train & ditch the old fashioned reading train, but who said you can’t read both ways? Save the shelf space for the really loved ones instead of the ones I keep wanting to get around to reading.
Started doing the 10 on 10 giving last year & there is no way I am stopping.
Feels great to give back to various organizations that are doing great things all over in so many ways. Hoping that others follow me & are inspired to give when & where they can. We are so lucky in all we have & we always have something to share… even if only a kind word or smile.
Also I am back on board with the budgeting every month. Its been long enough at this job where I can predict the paychecks. Its time to work on that debt snowball. Inspired by Dave Ramsey, but I’m not that hard core (yet). Still need to enjoy & live life, but being aware of where every dollar is going isn’t a bad thing. I’m a Virgo, its my nature. I feel more comfortable knowing I am controlling my cash rather than just watching it flow in & out.
Need to make a decision that I’m dreading but not sure why. You can be sure I will blog about it sooner or later, but for now its just one of those things where I need to figure out if risking who I am is worth becoming who I could be. I’m amazed by everything that science can do, but do I want to be a guinea pig & risk it all? Good thing is that I can put it on hold as long as I need.
So much opportunity in a new year.
Going to spend today continuing to dream & see what best fits me. Hoping that 2012 finds us all Happy, Healthy, Safe & Secure. May we always be making wishes & making those wishes come true – if they are what is best for me & you.
Time for pug snuggles, parrot dancing & cheering on the Panthers in that bitter sweet last game of the season. Before I know it, they will return & hopefully I will again be able to sit in BOA Stadium for at least one home game.