Where I’m At in April

We are somehow more than a quarter of the way through 2017. So, how’s it been going for you? Where are you?

I can tell you where I am not: anywhere near Devils Tower. I can hardly believe that I took the photo featured in this post nearly seven years ago, during my first long-term road trip. Wyoming is the farthest west I’ve been from New Jersey, and my accent betrayed me in a tiny pizza place in one of the towns we stayed in while on the road.

But I digress.

I wrote about intentions the last time I sat down for a minute to login and spend some time here. So let’s see how I’m doing with those…

I hope to finally get around to reading some paperbacks and hardcovers that have lived on my nightstand for years.

Well, I got through a few. A very few. And then I bought more, joined NetGalley, won some giveaways, and continued visiting the library. So, this intention may be well-meaning, but it’s also hopeless.

I wear a t-shirt that says, “There are a million books I haven’t read, but just you wait.” Obviously, I will never lack for something to read. You can follow that journey on Goodreads.

I also intend to stop feeling bad about my weight.

I realize there are varying opinions when it comes to weight and body image. My viewpoint is that in order to stop feeling bad about my weight, I need to feel comfortable in my clothes. I joined Weight Watchers again in February, and I’m closing in on fifteen pounds lost. I wrote about this a bit last month over at Chic Vegan, so check out “When Veganism and Food Issues Collide” and feel free to join the conversation.

I intend to keep track of things I purchase and discard.

I bought a notebook to keep track of things. I stopped keeping track of things. This one is an unadulterated failure. Let’s move on.

So, is 2017 shaping up to be The Year of Keep It Simple, Stupid? I’m not so sure. What I do know is that I don’t have all the answers, and my questions may change from day to day. I also know that I can’t commit to anything more than I’m doing at this moment, and I’m trying to be okay with that.

I miss writing more often.

Photo: Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming, August 2010

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