Just like we did with Autumn.
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Playlist: I would really like to both get my walk on regularly and get back to the gym, so I think my winter playlist is going to look really club-y. I exercise far more successfully to late ’90s/early ’00s dance tunes. This bitchin’ little number, for example:
Movies Television: While I love movies, I think television will be my weakness this season. Netflix (Canada) has uploaded some awesome programming recently. Top of my list? Doctor Who. I have been itching to watch this for a long while, so Netflix adding it to the docket seems pretty serendipitous.
Books: Ugh. I still have to get through all of the Autumn list. I have read nothing (but blogs) for months. I really need to get my shit together.
Adventures outside: Snow walks, hopefully with TLM in tow in the ridiculously cute little red sled he was given. (Husband got a wicked new winter coat and boots for Christmas, so there’s really no excuse not to get out in the snow with the son and the dog.) …The Hellhound really ought to be harnessed to said sled to pull the tot around. Hmm….
Adventures inside: Kendra’s Journal in the New You 2014, the establishment of Kim’s Writing Day (a personal date, one day a week, when I can get some work done), and some serious baking with my Christmas present (a Kitchenaid stand mixer. /Swoon).
Smells & Flavors: Gingerbread. Sugar cookie. Chai. (More) coffee. Chocolate. Snow. Pine.
Sounds: The crunch of snow beneath your feet. Baby snores. The thump.thump.thump of my feet hitting the track as I walk, and try my hand at running.
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And? Because you’re all still here, I’ll give you my goals for 2014. Not resolutions. Goals.
- Write. (Actual things. On an actual schedule.)
- Move. (My body. I have a very strong desire to get walking and get back to the gym. Also on an actual schedule.)
- Add “Kim” to the balance I’ve been able to strike between “wife” and “mother.”
- Learn how to say “No.” (just no. No explanation needed) and start saying it.
- Confront a difficult conversation.
That’s it. Those are the things I really want to do in 2014. Mostly, I just want to continue down this awesome road of self-discovery and self-acceptance.
All the best to you and yours, folks. May this be a truly beautiful new year.