so, i’m trying something new this year. well, new to me, anyway. not exactly revolutionary, but sometimes tried-and-true is better than the latest fad (shout out to my fellow luddites!).
what am i doing, you ask? well, hang on to your hats because here’s what i’m doing: i’m writing down my goals for the year and how i’m going to get there. (::gasp!:: i know, right… i’m rolling my eyes at myself for how obvious this is.)
there are one thousand and one tips, articles, podcasts, etc. out there on how to “make this your best year yet!” and “be your best self!” and “conquer your to do list, once and for all!”. to save you the suspense of reading all of those articles, here’s what it boils down to:
- figure out what you want
- figure out how to get there
- write it down
- do it
it sounds so simple and yet… tackling #3 is a first for me this year, #2 isn’t always super clear, and if we’re being honest, #1 can be a bit fuzzy at times too. all of which makes #4 a jumbled mess, best case.
so this year, 2017, i’m figuring where i want to be at the end of this year then working backward to figure out how i’m going to get there, using a frame work of choosing 3 guiding words. and i’m WRITING IT ALL DOWN! craziness. i have big hopes that all of this will make actually *doing it* easier(/possible).
in the spirit of transparency (aka proving that i wasn’t lying about actually writing it down), my three words this year are abundance, action, and growth. under each of those guiding words, i’ve broken down more specifically how i’m going to apply those words this year across different dimensions of my life. right now, i have all of the requisite january enthusiasm for this whole thing; we’ll see how i’m doing come december (or march, if we’re being honest)…
what does all of this have to do with carrot ginger tofu soup? absolutely nothing, if we’re continuing our streak of being honest. sure, i could spin something up about how i’d always wanted to make a really delicious and healthy carrot ginger soup and used my new “action” word to get ‘er done.
but what actually happened was that i came across this recipe flipping through the “free” cookbook that came with my crazy expensive blender (that i do love!), thought it sounded good (and easy!), made it, liked it, made it a bit differently next time, liked it better, wanted to share it with my recipe-loving internet family. like i said at the beginning, sometimes tried-and-true (see recipe, make recipe, change recipe) works best…
do you have goals/intentions/guiding words, etc. for the new year? share in the comments, if you like. i’m curious!
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