This last year I purchased a pour-over coffee device...a really wonderful inexpensive way to brew a great cup of coffee one at a time. So I boil one mugs worth of water at a time, basically. I love coffee. My love of good coffee is rivaled only by my love of art. and craft cocktails. and good books. and music and dance. and good shoes. and kindness. and money I don't have. You get the idea... So on my list of stupid things I do, letting the water boil away repeatedly (although NOT every day) is high up there.
I finally got a debit card this winter. I know, I know. 21st century and all that jazz. I was and still do write checks for stuff. So another thing I'm not going to do ever again is forget to write down each transaction which can cause one's checking account to become insufficient in funds. How easy it is to forget when you're out and about with your visiting kids at Christmas time and utilizing said debit card.... I'm also not going to skip my regular yoga class on Mondays and Fridays just because bed is so warm and house is so cold. I'm not going to eat entire bags or boxes of cookies, crackers or dreaded 'all natural' white cheese Cheetos, rather I will limit my serving to an acceptable amount. I am not drinking alcohol on weekdays (except for possibly optional Monday). I am going to try to save a little bit of money each month and not spend it. (on that great little Mexican food place just because fuck it I DO have $ 20.00) I want to plan a trip and send some real mail out. I need to paint signs!!! This pretty much sums up my January goals which I wrote down on Jan.01. As the month draws to an end, (so quickly) I can say I have stuck to about half of my goals. Not terrible, but not what I had in mind. Hope I do better in February. But guess what? I haven't missed a day here, in this writing group and I am astounded at myself. Who would have guessed this is something I would stick with? Not me. Isn't life funny?
Part of why I keep doing it is I really like reading a lot of the stories posted here. It's fun to read strangers commentaries on their lives (and all sorts of other things.) I hope to keep writing on the blog after this ends, but doubt I will do it daily. (on the daily :)
So pretty soon, I'll be making my list of Feb. goals. I'm only accountable to myself, since I set the rules. I like it that way. x #500wordsaday