Sunday, March 27, 2011

Resolution Re-check

Dare I say it out loud?  We are already a quarter of the way through 2011.  How did that happen??

Now is a great time to think back to those New Year's Resolutions, or Commitments, that you made.  Have you stuck with them?  Any of them? 

I made three.  1) Floss 3X/week, 2) Clean the house more often, and 3) Break even on my business.  The flossing is going well.  I flossed almost EVERY DAYin January, but now am averaging about 3X/week.  Right on target. 

Cleaning the house more often?  I have to give myself an F.  Although, I made great headway today, vacuuming a lot of spaces, including the stairs, cleaning out the freezer and fridge, and doing laundry.  And buying more bins to better organize my shoes, trying on clothes and cleaning out what doesn't fit or I never wear.  Still, I definitely can do better on this cleaning commitment!

I have a ways to go yet before I break even on my business, but I'm slowly making progress. 

Your turn.  How's it going?  If you've lost your way, take the rest of March to re-prioritize your goals.  Renew your commitments or set new goals- no shame in deciding that what you thought was good in January is no longer where life is leading you!

Good luck and keep me posted!

Until next time...


Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Bucket List

Depending on who you ask, a bucket list may be the list of things you want to do in your lifetime, or the list of things you want to do but know you never will.  Mine falls somewhere in between.

Things I want to do but know my life will be complete if I never do these things?  Learn Spanish; learn to tap-dance, and learn to play the violin.

The one thing I was determined I would do in my lifetime?  Swim with dolphins. 

I'm happy to say I've now checked that off my bucket list!

On a recent trip to Cancun, we signed up for a swim with the dolphins session.  When we arrived, the front pool (1 of 4) had three different groups going at the same time, each with 6-10 people in it.  Somehow, Husband and I were the ONLY 2 people in our group (in addition to the trainer and 2 dolphins), and the only group in one of the larger pools.

We got to spend about an hour in the pool with the 2 dolphins, learning about them, petting them, giving them commands to do tricks, and swimming with them.  Husband got a ride by holding on to their dorsal fins, and I was pushed across the pool by each dolphin simultaneously pushing the bottom of one of my feet.

This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life!!

The thing about lists is that they only work if you are willing to do something about them.  Tell me what's on YOUR bucket list, and if you are doing anything to make sure those things get checked off!

Until next time....