Reflections and Goals

Another year has gone by, and it seems to have passed by so quickly. Reflecting on my 2018 goals, I see that I have achieved them.

My first aim was to add another exercise class to my repertoire so that I could exercise more time per week. I tried out a number of classes: Body Attack (not for me – too much running), Body Pump (the excess squats prevented me from enjoying my Zumba classes due to muscle soreness), Body Combat (a person gets tired of kicking!), Shab’am (I have grown to love this class even though a lot of the choreography is challenging), and Body Flow (I am currently giving it a try). My exercise routine has been good in the past year and I am looking to continuing with it.

I haven’t lost significant weight during 2018. In order to do so, I think I will need to consistently give up sugar and bread. These things will be hard for me as I enjoy eating a chocolate or cookie after dinner, and nothing tastes as good as toasted bread after an afternoon workout class! I will see how it goes – I am not one for counting calories and being on a strict food restriction diet.

Today I have been blogging for seven years. Unbelievable. This is a New Year’s resolution that I have kept up for this length of time. What I began doing this year is posting reviews of the books I read up on my blog and it has been an interesting way to keep track of the books I read. I also hope that I have helped readers decide on which novels to pick up at the book store or library. I did not write as much as I wanted to during 2018 and I am hoping to get back to writing creatively in the New Year. I can try and see how it goes. Later today I am going to work on a schedule to include some creative writing. Somehow I need to find time and a way to block out the distraction of people around me in order to focus on the words flowing from my fingers.

The highlight of 2018 was our vacation to Paris. I loved seeing Paris again, and introducing my family to some well-loved sights. I enjoyed Monet’s water lily murals once again, and strolled through the gardens of Versailles. I loved walking down the Champs Elysees and noting the changes. I enjoyed speaking French in a Francophone environment and hearing the language all around me. The vacation to Paris was a unexpected decision by my family – one that we all enjoyed.

My goals for 2019?

  • To continue exercising, and to try to cut down on my bread and sugar intake.
  • To do a little more creative writing.
  • To continue reading and reviewing my books.
  • To enjoy moments with my family.
  • To continue doing my best at my work.

My goals are not big ones, but instead are a continuation of what I am currently working on.

What are your goals and reflections?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(This post is linked to Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January challenge. The prompt for today is to write anything we wish.)

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