I’m so glad the first week of the New Year has come and is about over. Last month about zapped the life out of me. A big birthday (http://katmendenhall.com/throwing-this-tbt-way-back-today/), a loss in our family that brought sadness and unexpected travel (http://katmendenhall.com/recipe/remembering-a-life-in-apples/), Christmas shopping and prepping, the addition of a new kitty, a trip out of town with my parents, a thorough cleaning out at my condo. I definitely felt it this week, a bit mentally exhausted and physically fatigued but eager to start the New Year gung-ho. Somehow I managed to survive and in the process no one was shot, little wine was consumed, and I managed to stick to my work, fitness and eating goals. I’m still struggling to get back at 100% but I feel good about what I accomplished this week and I hope you feel the same.
What really helps me to get back on track when life becomes a bit disruptive is planning and setting goals. I’m an old school paper and pen gal who loves a classic Composition Notebook that I use to write everything down. I’m also a visual person so it helps me once I think it to write it. I feel I’m moving forward when I’m able to physically check things off the list. I also like being able to go back thru the notebooks for previous written memos, thoughts, information, etc. If I do this on my computer it seems to disappear amongst all the other info that I keep stored in that black hole.
Speaking of goals, we all make them this time of the year. Call it what you want, goals, resolutions, intentions…it’s all the same in my book. Setting goals is important for many reasons and I’m a bit of a geek at it. Having something to work towards, to look forward to keeps us focused on the things we want or maybe need to achieve. There are really no rules to goals. They can be small or big and can pertain to anything such as your career, your relationships, your mind or physical body. Or maybe just something you want to achieve for the heck of it like, skydiving! For the record, that’s not a goal I’d EVER make.
Depending on the person or goal, it may be shared or kept private. Typically I don’t talk about what goals I set for the New Year, I’m pretty private but today I will share one cause I think it’s a pretty big thing and it affects YOU! Drum roll…in addition to expanding and making some pretty cool changes with my product line I’m going to offer a FREE monthly newsletter! Now I know a lot of you have signed up for that already and thank you. I’m also really sorry that you’ve yet to get ONE newsletter! Sigh.
Its possible too you may be confused about the FREE part, aren’t ALL newsletters free you ask? Most yes but I’m going be giving you cutting edge industry information, simply tasty vegan recipes, top secret insider tips and other fun stuff like giveaways and prizes that I should be charging! It’s FREE!
There is ONE caveat, you have to be signed up to receive it so when you see that pop up I added to my site recently, make sure you don’t ignore it. The newsletter will go out the last week of each month and I promise there will only be ONE, one worth wanting! The other goals I have you’ll have to see unfold over the year but if you receive my newsletter then you’ll be the first in the know.
Until then please enjoy this simply tasty guacamole that I made over the holidays. Simple is always the best.
2016, sweet it shall be.