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You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties

Updated: Feb 2, 2019


Welcome to the beginning of week two of 2019! I thought I’d bypass the “infatuatory” period of a new year with all it’s well wishes and resolutions and settle into the period where life is getting back to normal for many of us. Don’t get me wrong, the glitz and dazzle of New Year’s Eve lives on deep inside of me, the body is just not quite up to those all night celebrations anymore and my mind’s not always so keen either. I guess I’m the type of person that’s always in the kitchen at parties, and no that doesn’t mean playing a great hostess, but rather hiding from all the social humdrum.


Still, at the beginning of every new year, most of us are looking back at the past year, reminiscing about the good, the bad and the ugly but also focusing on how another new year might look. Resolutions may be helpful to many, but to some (like myself), they usually turn out to be quickly forgotten about, which of course can often create feelings of failure when we confront those same resolutions at the beginning of the next new year.


For me, I like to think about setting goals rather than making resolutions. Resolutions seem too black and white… you're either going to or you’re not! Goals are more achievable, they can be worked on incrementally, so you can celebrate the small achievements as you go, then hopefully by the time you get to another new year, you can look back with good, positive feelings of success and pride.


So here goes…. my goals for 2019:

1. To lose an immense amount of weight

2. To work on self-discipline

3. To become the total opposite of a procrastinator


Why am I sharing these kinds of personal goals here with many people I don’t even know?

Simply because:


a) I believe in authenticity and how important it is both in my everyday relationships and my vocation. What you see, hear and read is what you get.

b) Not all goals are set to “reverse” character flaws that might seem very black and white. For example, weight gain isn’t always about gluttony, or a lack of exercise. Lack of self-discipline isn’t always about being oppositional or apathetic. And procrastination isn’t always as straight forward as appearing lazy or flippant. But more on this next time I post!


Cheers ‘til next time Judith