Rediscovering Reading

As you may know if you read my 2017 resolutions post, there was one particular resolution that was pretty aggressive: I want to read 50 books this year. In practice, that means I need to finish one book a week Every. Single. Week. Of. 2017. (and then I can have two weeks off!) While I was scared of this goal at first, I have to say that two months in I’m having a blast rediscovering reading.

And I’m already learning some important lessons. Continue reading “Rediscovering Reading”

How I Tricked Myself Into Creating a Good Habit

For the first 45 days of 2017, I participated in a 45 Day Challenge. What in the world is a 45 Day Challenge, you ask? My personal challenge was pretty straightforward: go to the gym at least 3 times a week and don’t drink alcohol. I’m happy to report that I successfully completed the challenge with no cheating, but I’m even happier to report that since the official challenge ended I’ve still been kickboxing at least times a week.

Ladies and gentlemen, I successfully tricked myself into creating a good habit. Continue reading “How I Tricked Myself Into Creating a Good Habit”

The March Blogging Challenge

March started with a bang here in Nashville: rain, heavy winds, hail and tornado warnings. Maybe March is as shocked to be here as I am that it is already here. Seriously, where did February go?

Despite feeling like the beginning of this year has flown, I have been making progress on most of my goals in the first two months of 2017. However, there is one particular resolution on the 2017 list that hasn’t been getting the attention it deserves: my resolution to build a web presence that makes me proud. While this goal encompasses some smaller social media-related tasks that I do want to accomplish this year, the largest component of this goal is to make sure I’m consistently creating and sharing content here on the blog.

Since my most recent post was written on the first of February (aka A MONTH AGO), you can see how well this is going so far… Continue reading “The March Blogging Challenge”