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Thank You: Taking Off My Facebook Face

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Broken (Image credit: photodee / 123RF Stock Photo)

I want to thank everyone who read my posts last week.  I am especially thankful for those who offered words of encouragement or gentle disagreement. It has taken me a long time to be honest about my beliefs, and I know I’m not alone in this. There will always be a few people who seem fearless with their opinions, but the rest of us tend to be wary of opening ourselves up to criticism.  I prefer to put on my Facebook Face, and show the world a recipe for organic kale chips (even though we’ve eaten pizza three times this week), and a picture of the kids taken at an artistic angle (because that’s the only point of view where you can’t see the piles of unfolded laundry.)

I’ve moved! Read the full post here.

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Self-Fulfilling Goals

I did it. I completed my January goal.  I started a pre-med program.  What? You thought my January goal was to finish a book?  Oh that.  Well, this is how January went: I became a full time student, and then we got the flu…and then we got the flu again…and then we got a stomach bug.  So I did not finish the book in January.

However I said from the start that I reserved the right to do some shuffling. So as January drew to a close and I realized I wasn’t going to make it, I sifted through my goal list to see if there was anything I could quickly do and mark off my list.  It turns out you can’t retroactively go to the gym (or stop eating meat), so I picked December to make the switch with one minor change: Finish Start Pre-Med Program.  In my opinion, that was plenty of accomplishment for January.10255633_s

January’s goal now belongs to February, and February’s goal to December.  And this time, I mean business.  If I don’t finish (emphasis on the “ish”) this book in February, [insert some drastic ultimatum here.]  Well, I don’t know what I’ll do if I don’t finish, because I plan to finish.  But feel free to think up horrible consequences to motivate me.