I made it! I made it! It’s Friday! Ok, I’ll try to contain myself, but there is some heel-clicking and happy dancing going on around here. Do you remember my Sue Heck dance? You better believe that’s going on today!
Thanks for the awesome response to my national parks post yesterday. I’m glad to know you guys enjoy hearing about my adventures. I’m going to work on part two of that piece, and have it to you next week. I really love sharing all the great wonders this country (and the world, someday!) has to offer, and I can’t wait to see where the next round of travels take me. I do have some mini-travel ahead of me this weekend. My dad is coming into town, and we’re taking him on a long day hike tomorrow. I hesitate to mention it since our plans have been cancelled twice recently, but I really think the trail is a go this time! I can’t wait to tell you all about it on Sunday.
My plans were to share a recipe with everyone today, but, unfortunately, my escapades in the kitchen didn’t work out this week. Hey, sometimes you just have a recipe fail! Instead, I wanted to talk about some of the goals I’ve set for myself for the month of November. I’ve been seeing monthly goal posts popping up all over the place the last few days, and the idea intrigued me. I’ve never been one for making New Year’s resolutions or having a written list of what I want to accomplish (<—I know that’s shocking since I love making lists!), but, as I’ve read over some other bloggers’ lists this week, I couldn’t help but think about what I want out life for the next month.
1. Make New Friends
This one is actually a pretty big deal. John has been after me since I moved here to try and meet new people. I get really anxious in social situations, and I’m a total introvert around people I don’t know so putting myself out there is really hard for me. Plus, I blame the fact that I went to a really small school so the friends I made in kindergarten are the ones I had for the next thirteen years. I never really had to make new friends! I have a plan to make this one happen. Now let’s see if I have the nerve to go through with it!
2. Walk/Hike 150 miles
I told you all a few days ago that I’m participating in the Pile on the Miles challenge this month that Monica is hosting. I’ve been wanting a goal to reach for when it comes to my exercise routine for a while now so this one is perfect! 150 miles seems like a huge number, but I’m so excited to see if I can reach it.
3. Attend another yoga class
Last week, John and I were able to go to a yoga class in Ft. Smith, and I loved it! I told you guys that, because of distance, it’s not feasible to commit to the class full-time, but I’d like to try to make one session a month.
4. Break up with the scale! Seriously!
Honestly, I’ve been having a really hard time in this area for the last two weeks. I’m back to weighing everyday, and I haven’t liked the number. I have a number in my mind that I want, and I’ve been a good 3 to 4 pounds more than that. I think it’s crazy that the difference between happy and crazy is three pounds, and I really need to let go! I made a positive step towards making that happen yesterday. If all goes well, I’ll tell you guys about it next week.
So that’s what I’m planning for November! I think sharing them with all of you will be a great way to keep me accountable. Now it’s time to rest and relax before our big hike tomorrow! Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you Sunday with a recap! Don’t forget to set your clocks back
What are your goals for November?