Tuesday, January 11, 2011

sNOw Day

I remember when I was younger, I used to LOVE snow days. Really, what kid didn't love any excuse not to go to school? I remember making snow men, sledding, and enjoying a big cup of snow cream. Running around in the cold snow without a care in the world. Those were the days!

Now that I'm a (semi) responsible adult the snow just gets on my nerves. Yeah, sure it is pretty to look at, for about 5 minutes and then I'm concerned about how I won't be able to get my car out of the driveway without running into the side of the house. What I didn't realize as a child is that snow isn't some magical powder that shuts the world down. Nope, the world keeps on turning and the snow just makes it more difficult for me to participate in what's going on.

I live in the southern part of the U.S. and down here people are incapable of operating during snow. An inch of snow will literally shut the city DOWN. So I guess you can tell that I'm currently snowed in :-/ I'm "working from home" so I have lots of stuff to do but when I'm at home it is just hard to concentrate. Not to mention I still have the urge to run outside and roll around in the snow. But since I'm not going to do that I guess I'll just make myself a big cup of hot chocolate and bundle up on the couch :-)

Enjoy the snow day if you're having one!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011 - New Year, New Goals, More Blogging

2011 sure seemed to arrive quickly! We always say how fast time goes by but I'm starting to think that's just the pace of time. It's quicker than we desire because there are always things we plan to do but never actually do them and the lack of time is an easy excuse.

I guess I should have started the blog by saying HELLO and I'M BACK! I stopped blogging last year because I just wasn't into it. I had a lot going on at work, wasn't really doing the things I needed to be doing fitness/nutrition wise, and who wants to talk about what they aren't doing right?

I'm in a better place now and I've started 2011 with a renewed sense of purpose and new goals. Just like last year I've come up with a theme for the year. That theme is "No Clutter". Over the next few blog posts I'll discuss this in more detail but the goal is to reduce clutter in all facets of my life. Clutter is just mess that gets in the way of the important things. It trips you up and distracts you from your goals. By ridding myself of clutter I will be able to be more effective in achieving my goals.

I'm going to attempt to make the blog a bit more focused but we'll see how that part goes. It will probably still end up being a mixture of my thoughts about life.

I'm excited about the new year and all the things that will happen this year. Are you excited? What things do you have planned for the year?