Diversity Bingo 2017 Reading Challenge

I can’t believe I am trying to read for yet another reading challenge but I figure if I sign up for several, I can win at least a few of them. Here’s the Bingo sheet: Romance with a Trans M/C MC with an underrepresented body (curvy body, etc) Americanah /Chimamandah Ngozi Adichie 588 pages 4 stars completed…

Book Challenge by Erin 6.0 Results

One of my favorite reading challenges is one hosted by Erin. From her adopted home in Australia, she runs an awesome Facebook page that connects readers from all over the world. I have participated in this challenge before and completed it once so it’s great motivation to keep coming back and see if I can improve my stats….

W 16 And So On

At the intersection of Could have, Should Have and Would Have is a Bermuda triangle of nothingness named I Didn’t. With all the potential and all the promise and all the good intentions in the world, it’s either you did or you didn’t. I could have  helped but I let the opportunity pass me by….

W 15 And Beyond

I’ve heard this imperative many times. Do your best. What does that mean? In The Four Agreements, a book I read recently, Don Miguel Ruiz says, your best is a subjective standard. Your best is different at different times and you need to know what that best is right now you don’t torture yourself past…

3 People Who Give Good Advice

The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. That is the NIV translation of one of my favorite Bible verses, found in Proverbs 12. If I want to improve, I should listen to those who have done it before me and accomplished good results. That’s one of the reasons I enjoy…

Sum Up W 14

Last week’s highlights and picture of the day: Last week, my goals included: Read everyday – I started several books but finished none last week. write creatively everyday – I did. I finished nothing but I wrote a lot of paragraphs gym 5 times – I went to the gym 3 times and walked around the city on my off days spend 30 minutes each…

Q1 Goal Check In, April Intentions

The first quarter of 2017 is past. In January, I made a LONG list of 2017 goals. Here’s how I’m doing at my quarterly checkup and what I’m doing differently in April to try to catch up. Running/ Health and Fitness Run NYC marathon 11/17 – I still didn’t get accepted in the March drawing so I’ll be trying to get…

5 Things To Do Just For The Feels

5 things to do this week. Increase your circle. Plan to meet a new person and then go out of your way to meet them. Share your contact information and actually stay in touch. See how making a new friend feels. Go green. One meatless, salad-focused day would be good. Otherwise, just add a green salad…

To Sum Up

If I used just one word to sum up each of the days last week, it would be: Sunday – preparation Monday – exaggerated Tuesday – blizzard Wednesday – recovery Thursday – emotional Friday – poetic Saturday – rest Last week, my goals included: participate in Read-O-Rama / read 5 books including Non Fiction – I read 5 books,…

February Goals, March Intentions

At the beginning of the year, I made a LONG list of goals I am pursuing in 2017. Read on if you want to see how I’m doing at my end-of-month checkup and what I’m doing differently in March to try to catch up.  Running/ Health and Fitness Run NYC marathon 11/17 – I still didn’t get…

January 2017 Goal Check-In

In 2017, I have a lot of goals and targets I want to meet and I don’t want to be surprised at the end of the year. At the end of every month, I want to do a small check-in so I can see how I am progressing and what areas I need to work harder…

2017 Goals

This post has been 10 days coming but it takes me a while to center on what I want to work on all year and what I want to accomplish at the end of the year. I don’t really work on goal preparation while I’m still within the previous time frame – so I wouldn’t…