I am just back from a walk and have been thinking of some of my resolutions or goals for 2018. Most are just general without a definitive goal, but I thought I would share some of them.
One of them is to continue my Virtual Hike. It started out as just a Virtual Hike to Yosemite, but I then continued on and am now in southern Utah almost to The Four Corners Monument.
I am not sure where I want to be by the end of 2018 as I don’t know what route I will take and what places I will visit. I do have the next couple spots identified as I will stop by the Boy Scout camp I went to in Colorado and the town where I went to High School in Kansas. Beyond there the route is not yet clear.
Of course, the Virtual Hike is incentive to exercise and has contributed to some weight loss. I do want to lose more weight in 2018 as I try to get into better shape. I know that to do this that I need to add some diet changes in as well.
Perhaps eat more fish and vegetables. This plate of salmon and veggies that I had in Milan looks good.
I also need to not eat as much cafeteria food at work. Perhaps taking my lunch to work more often will be in my changes.
I do have a few goals in mind for weight loss, but won’t share any thing specific.
Of course, I have some reading goals as well, but I have not set my goal for the year even close to what I have read in the past few years. I need to read a little less and spend more time doing other things like spending more time with friends.
I do have a few reading challenges, like The Professor Challenger Challenge, that I am working on and as always plan on trying to read the Pulitzer winner for Fiction before it gets announced. I will also read the Newbery Award winners when they are announced soon.
I plan to be more giving. Looking back over 2017 I found that I have given more gifts than I have in many years. I need to keep this up. The item above was given as thanks to a friend whose cooking I often enjoy. I have given her several Mason items in the past couple of years.
I have also been named to the Board of Directors for a local charity that provides funding for library and literacy programs. I decided that it was important to give more back to the community and so volunteered some of my time. You may see more on this later as I get more involved.
I do not yet have a big vacation planned for this year, but am thinking about a trip to Jordan in 2019. I do know that I will go to Germany and Canada this year for work, but not sure where else. We have launched a new product that will keep me very busy and may take me to some places I haven’t been to for awhile.
I would like to go somewhere I haven’t been before. That may be just a trip to one of the US States I haven’t been to or perhaps just somewhere in California I haven’t been to.
This is the year that Cracker Barrel opens here. I probably won’t take a road trip down to Victorville in February, but will most likely head up to Sacramento when one opens there. The first one in the Sacramento area will be on Howe Avenue in Arden-Arcade and there is also a project under discussion in Rocklin.
Hmm, a close Cracker Barrel may not be good for a diet.
I have some other resolutions, but some of them are a bit personal and I will keep them to myself 🙂
I am hoping that 2018 will be a great year and one that is full of wisdom for me. I hope to make some good decisions this year so need a bit of wisdom 🙂
I wish all my readers a great 2018.