January 2019

Happy New Year!

In the spirit of continuing to set goals for myself in small, but attainable ways, I’ve come up with four things I’d like to try over the next 30 days (I know that things are meant to be in threes or fives but five seemed too many to be reasonable and four is my favourite number so I’m sticking with it).

get up when my alarm goes off

I’m the WORST when it comes to getting up in the morning. I’ve gotten into a bad habit of setting my alarm for earlier than I actually need to get up so that I can hit snooze multiple times. Either that, or I’ll wake up when my alarm goes off but then just lay in bed for anywhere between an extra 15 minutes or an extra hour. I either never quite end up falling back asleep or I’m starting my day scrolling through Instagram and all of a sudden I’ve spent 20 minutes on my phone before I’m even out of bed. What’s the point in that?

read 15 pages per day

When I was growing up, I was the kid who would sit at the lunch table with her nose in the book, or at the dinner table with my parents (how they ever dealt with that I’ve no idea!), and I have stayed up until the wee hours of the morning just to finish a book more times than I can count. Yet somehow, along the way, I lost it. I’m looking forward to getting it back!

stay offline one day per week

We are the social media generation; for better or worse, we’re always virtually connected. What would happen if I take one day away from my laptop, Safari, Instagram, and Facebook? I figure that starting with staying offline one day per week is a good start - who knows, if I like it enough maybe I’ll upgrade to one tech free day per week! But now I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s see how one day offline per week - let’s say Saturdays - goes.

write one postcard per day

When I moved to London, I made all of these postcards and gave them to friends and family, thinking that we’d write back and forth constantly. Of course, it didn’t exactly pan out that way. I’ve not been good about writing them, and so I can’t expect my friends and family to be good at writing them either. Keep your eyes peeled on your mailboxes people! You’ll be hearing from me soon :).