Wow, May already! This year is zipping by.
1. Say good-bye to one item a day, and if something comes in, something goes out = 366 fewer items.
Off track, but I'm redoubling my efforts.
2. Read one pleasure book a week that meets the requirements to donate to the prison program = 52 books a year.
I re-read Jules Vernes' "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," which I've not read in decades. Some say Vernes created the sci-fi genre. Whether or not that's true, it's still a great read.
Total for 2020: 20
3. Happiness Planner project.
I have not been perfect with this goal, but I have been consistent, and I think that's a strong beginning. It's the day in, day out choices we make that determine who we become and what we achieve.
4. I will try one new recipe each week.
Yes! I finally found a store with eggs and made bread pudding. I'm glad I made a small dish, because it was deLICious! That's definitely on the "let's do it again sometime" list.
I also made a yummy pot roast. I don't like how soggy the vegetables can get in some pot roasts, so I roasted them first and added them to the meat at the end for flavor. Success!
5. I'm adding a new goal: skin care. My skin is a mess, and I'm not getting any younger. So I'm going to make skin care a priority to look and feel better.
I'm slathered in mud masque as I type. My skin still looks how it looks, but it feels like a baby's bottom.
After adding my fifth goal last week, I'm going to add another TWO new goals:
6. I'm going to study French 30 minutes a day.
I used to speak it pretty well, but I feel that slipping away. I'm going to refresh my grammar, rebuild my vocabulary and pronunciation, and build my reading ability.
7. Challenging myself to a no-spend May. Rent, utilities, a set food budget and - that's it, barring a genuine emergency. I should be good at this, but ... there's room for improvement. A LOT of room.
One third of 2020 is already gone. Let's make the most of the time we have!