Thank you to EVERYONE who sent in New Years resolutions for me!!
I’ve been thinking a lot about the things in my life that I’d like to change. I’m so blessed with blessings (is that possible?) but there are some personal changes I would like to make for myself in 2011.
#1. Work on my novel THE FUNHOUSE
Enough procrastinating Sarah. The story is finished. It just needs edits. You’ve actively been avoiding it for over a year and it’s a great story (if I do say so myself) so I want you (me) to work on it for a minimum of 30 minutes a day. Every day. You (I) can work on it for longer if inspiration strikes but you (I) must work on it every day. Think of it like exercise. You never want to do it but once you get started you feel great.
#2. Read 1 book a month
I used to be a voracious reader and you could always find me with my nose in a book but I have found that over the last couple of years (with work and the internet/facebook getting in the way) that when I have a free moment to chillax I end up vegging out in front the internet or TV instead. So this year I choose books!! I have a stack of books beside my bed that I’ve been meaning to read (and never find time for) so I pledge to make time to read at least 1 book a month.
#3. Eat more raw foods
Tracey suggests this one and in light of my no longer being able to eat soy or gluten (due to an intolerance) … I think this sounds like a good plan.Â 😉
#4. Spend less $$ on stuff and more $$ on travel
I can’t remember who suggested this as a resolution but I think it’s fantastic. My goal for this year is to get over to the UK to see my family (I have Aunts and Uncles I haven’t seen since the 1980’s) and I want to hang out with Rudee and meet all my UK readers. I’d also like to go on a Veg Voyages tour. Now I just have to figure out how to afford all this travel. I wonder if I can find a sponsor. 🙂
#5. Find Dexter a FOREVER home
This sweet dog needs a home with an assertive Mummy (or Daddy) who can teach him right from wrong. Exercise him daily and drain him of his anxious energy and to forgive him for his occasional peeing inside the house. My goal is to find him a perfect love match. Think of me as eharmony for dogs. 🙂
So the winners of this contest are as follows:
Tracey: She suggested I eat more raw foods … My stomach says YES!
and Kate: Her personal resolution is so fantastic and daunting that it gave me hives thinking about it. *laugh*
So this year I decided to really challenge myself. I am only going to eat unprocessed whole food all year that I have to cook and prepare, so no takeout or restaurants. Also I have to either buy used clothing and accessories or make my own. All my beauty products must be natural and local. I am also only going to use re-useable bottles, mugs, containers, and bags etc. In doing so I am hoping to reduce my impact on the environment, get healthier, and save some money for my wedding.
I wish one resolution would be for you to publish one big cookbook tome that encompassed EVERY recipe from all the books! No more trying to remember which issue a recipe was in! awesome, yes???
I SO totally bought my ticket seconds after reading this. I’m finally getting my crusty La Dolce Vegan book signed! YES! 🙂
Hi Sarah, those are some great resolutions. About your book: Your comparison to exercise reminded me of a really great book that helped me with my (academic) writing, it’s called “How to write a lot” by Paul J. Silvia, and it gives a lot of wonderful tips, e.g. making a daily writing schedule, plus, it’s a really good laugh. I know that you’ve already written a lot of books, just wanted to share that with you. And I’m thrilled for your final book! 🙂