When my alarm clock went off at 6:30 this morning, Finn was still sleeping wrapped in my legs. I just couldn’t wake her for the sole purpose of writing this post. So I’m sitting at my desk at work. I finished my breakfast. I put on the “Wake Up Happy” playlist on Spotify (trying something new here). I’m slowly sipping my tea (Tazo Organic Peachy Green, if you must know). And I’m working on today’s post. Shhhh, don’t tell my boss.
Here we go.
I had a very difficult time coming up with my goals for 2016 (in case you don’t remember, here’s why I set goals and not resolutions). It had nothing to do with last year’s lack of success. Trust me, that wasn’t a confidence killer nor did it instill doubt in myself. I just couldn’t figure out what I wanted to get out of the new year.
I finally realized what this year’s goal should be when I was writing the Facebook post for my new painting hobby, if you can call it a hobby:
I’m supposed to be writing tomorrow’s post right about now. You know the one for 2016’s goals?
Well, here’s my current situation:
Finn is curled up in my lap. Literally. Typically she’s facing the other way. For some reason, she’s facing me tonight. It’s only slightly creepy but a whole lot of adorable.
Regardless, this is an issue because my lap desk won’t fit in my lap with Finn. My lap is only big enough for one.
Fitters, I think I’m going to call it a night and wake up early to get the post done. Would you do the same?
*Author’s note: This was typed on my iPhone. My apologies for any typos and poor formatting.
Edit: Formatting as been fixed as of early am Wednesday 1/13.
Most people set their New Year’s resolutions/goals just before the New Year begins or on New Year’s Day. I am not “most people”. I had other posts I needed to write first and I’m all about chronological order.
Before I set my goals, I like looking back on the goals I set the previous year first. So let’s revisit 2015.
As you know, NYC Restaurant Week is my favorite time of the year (see here and here for proof). nycgo.com has the list of participating restaurants on their site with menus for those that have published them.
As always, if you plan on paying with AmEx, make sure you register your card for a $5 statement credit for any meal at any participating restaurant where you’re paying at least $25, up to 4 times.
Leave a comment with where you plan on eating. I’d love to know.
As you know, I spent the long Christmas weekend at my family’s beach house. During the return drive, I had a lot of time to think. If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you saw an introduction to this post. Here are some of those thoughts:
Saturday morning sunrise
Remember that painting hanging in my office? Here’s the close-up: