So yesterday I casually mentioned that one of my goals this year is to read 100 books. I really didn't think that much of it until I started reading the comments, about how it was such a great goal - yet challenging. Then I told my husband that I had casually mentioned that I planned to read 100 books this year, and he looked at me like I was a crazy person.
Of course, as soon as he told me that I should post that I was actually crazy and re-state my goal as 52 books this year, it gave me more gumption to go for it.
We cancelled cable before Christmas. Or maybe it was right after Christmas, I'm not sure. But, it was incredibly freeing for me. Matt is having a bit of trouble with not being able to go downstairs and flip through the channels at night. That kind of TV watching always ends up with me landing on HGTV and wishing my house was new and beautiful, or that I lived in another country. We had gotten the cable when we realized that it was going to cost the same for just our phone and internet, so why not have the cable thrown in as well. I thought that I would be into so many shows, and I was for a time, but then I couldn't keep up with it anymore.
I have time for reading in the evenings now.
I deleted my personal Facebook account. I may have mentioned that here already, but it is worth mentioning again. I am planning on, at some point, putting together a Facebook page for this blog, but it hasn't happened yet. I realized that I was spending an awful lot of time looking at pictures of people I hadn't seen in years, and not communicating with family and friends in real life - instead sending Facebook messages. I miss it some, there are a few bloggy friends that I have, and that was my main source of talking to them - so hello to you! But, I am not waking up in the middle of the night and turning on my iphone to check Facebook when I can't sleep.
Overall, my goal of reading 100 books is kind of crazy, and I have no idea if I will be able to accomplish it, but removing big distractions from my life will definitely help in conquering that goal.
I'm really excited! I don't know how much reading I will do once it is warm outside and I spend my time in the garden. But, during these dark winter days I can see a lot of reading coming my way! Stay tuned!
What about you? Do you have any crazy goals this year?