Alright, its that time of the year again. Lots of resolutions, most that barely manage to make it through the first ten days. As always, the top one on my list is to lose weight, exercise and eat healthy. The dangerous part of having a food blog is that I get to see so many other food blogs coming up with awesome recipes all the time and I can't resist trying them out. And it all shows up, on me, when I can really do without it.
I read about Fifty 2 weeks of 2013 on Vani's blog and thought it was a good idea to join in. Aparna and SRA have come up with this idea of a theme for each week that you can write about or represent through a photograph. I think its great because it gives us something new to think about each week.
As I'm growing older and hopefully wiser, I have realised that I can't really change people or circumstances, but what I can do is to try and change myself and my reactions, to make it better for me. Here's what I'm hoping to do this year...
Learn to say NO - Even in the littlest things, I have always found it difficult to say no to people. I am always so worried how they would feel about it, rather that how it would make me feel if I agreed. So yes, I will learn to say NO when I want to say NO.
Do my bit for society - The noble intentions have always been there and I am doing a little, but not as much as I'd like to. I would really like to get more involved in doing something which will make the lives of people less fortunate, much better
Learn something new - Maybe a new language, music, dance, knitting, whatever. Something different from what my daily routine holds for me.
Dedication to complete what I start - a new course, a new sport, cleaning my cupboards, getting rid of clothes and some junk around the house. I start with a bang and then give up too easily. This year I want to make an effort to see it to completion.
And this one, I just have to put up here...
Exercise and eat healthy - I am hoping to keep up to this one. Exercise at least 4 days a week, to begin with. Resist eating out and over eating. Stick to a healthy diet. Deprivation never works for me, so portion control is my key word for this year !
And my blog just turned 4 ! I am proud of myself that I stuck to something for this long ! Its been like my best friend ever since I moved out of the city that will always be home to me. The blog's helped me explore more in the culinary world and also helped me get out of that terrible loneliness that came with the move. The most important is the feeling of community in this food blogger world. There is always at least one person who inquires what's up if I haven't blogged for over a week and that makes me feel so good. Thank you for all the love.
Thank you all for dropping by. If it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't be inspired to post at all.
Wish you all the peace, happiness, security, freedom, love and respect in this year and the ones to come. I hope we all work towards building a better society around us...