Sunday, February 28, 2010
39 to Happiest in 365
This winter sucked ass. There's just no other good way to put it. The weather and my family's collective health has taken a substantial toll on me, and I am beyond overjoyed to be kicking February to the curb. With that comes March, and with that comes by birthday, the one before the one that's been bugging me. 39. I have one year of important achievements ahead of me, because I can't bear the thought of turning 40 with so much that I'd like to improve upon in my life, most of which being completely within my control. Top of the list is the ever-present elephant in this blog, my desired weight loss, but it's so much more than that. It's taking better care of myself, and having better regard for what I put in my body. It's having the discipline to be better organized and prepared for and during daily life. It's having more energy and being a more patient parent. I'm down to one year to improve upon those things before the big 4-0, and I feel like one large step toward keeping these things at the top of my priority list this year would be to take daily steps in that direction and discuss my progress once or more a day. I'd like this 365 day self-improvement project to succeed, and I'd like to share my experience, and the outcome, with anyone who's interested. I'm debating whether to separate it from this very personal blog and advertising it more widely to general readers, or just to plod along with the one I've already got set up and make my entries here. Whatever I decide I'll let you know.