My Annual Self Evaluation

2 Jun
...And it's not even my birthday (anymore).

…And it’s not even my birthday (anymore).

I’ve been lax in posting and in doing so, I missed the most important day ever: my birthday.

The best day ever was May 16 and I celebrated 30 Part 4 with friends and wine. It was great.

I like to look at my birthday as my own personal New Year’s Day. I’ve said before on this blog that I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. But I do believe in self reflection. Every year, I take a little time out from all of the awesome celebrations to look back on the year that was. What did I do? Did I accomplish any goals? Did I make any big changes? What could have been done better? What do I not ever want to do again?

In the year that was, I moved into a new apartment, I started this blog, I began writing more at work and I took the best vacation ever. I also was admittedly lazy in my workout routine. I didn’t keep in touch with family and friends as much as I should have. And I gained a few pounds.

Taking time out to look at where you are and where you’re going is essential to getting back on track or even finding out if you need a new track to get on. Goals keep you focused. That’s why most company’s do annual reviews of employees. Sure, it’s helpful when you’re lobbying for a raise. But it’s also good to see if what you’re doing is working for you.

I admit that I’ve been lax in posting, so I’m going to do more. It’s almost summertime and this is the best time to be active. The weather bright and warm, there are people to see, there are tons of activities all ripe for my commentary. So, to you skinny readers, I promise to do better.

In doing that, I’m going to take better care of myself. My weight is my own personal demon. I’ve admitted to self sabotage and now I have to commit to self care. I know how easy it is for me to gain weight. And I know the tools I need to keep myself healthy. With all the activities I plan to take on this summer, it will be the perfect testing ground for future posts and workouts. So, I’m right on top of that, Rose!


And of course, I’m going to call my father and my grandmother more. It’s just a given.

When do you self evaluate? And what are your goals for yourself when you do so? Are you staying on track?

photo credit: Steve Wilhelm via photopin cc

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