What are my goals - in meme form!
|I've discovered another fantastic blog to which I am addicted to. Kellementology is written by Kellypea who has a terrific sense of humor and a great way of writing that pretty much leaves me wanting more after reading her posts. Thank God she left a nice comment on this lil blog a couple weeks ago, or I probably would never have discovered her. Thanks, Kelly!|
Well one day I got an e-mail from her, she was letting me know that she had tagged me for a meme. I IMMEDIATELY got soooooooo excited, as I love those meme things with a burning passion! They are usually in list form, and being the Queen of Dorkdom, I am all about the list. So I opened up my browser, clicked on my favorites and took a look at her blog. The post was titled Setting Goals: Tag, You're It. The title alone should have been my first clue that this wasn't your everyday meme and soon after sinking into her post, I realized that this meme was not going to be easy to write about.
This meme is asking you what your top goals are to achieve your wildest dreams.. ohh lordie.. some of my wildest dreams really can't be shared on a foodie blog - even the ones that include Gordon and Tyler! Hell, especially the ones including Gordon and Tyler. *dreamy sigh* Is it getting warm in here?
Moving along! After removing my mind from that luscious, luscious gutter, I realized those weren't the wildest dreams Kelly was referring to. No, what she was asking me was to share with you those goals that I want to achieve to really maximize the enjoyment and fulfillment of my life. As flattered as I was that she picked me to tag, I was also more than a bit squeamish to actually follow through with this post. You see, this meme forces you to take a look at your life - where you are at now, where you've been and where you want to go.
I am not a big goal setter.. quite possibly because I've never really learned how to set a goal - a realistic one anyway. I'm more of the mind-set that you just have to deal with what life throws at you moreso than the mind-set of life needs to deal with what you throw at it. Yanno? I'm also a creature of habit.. and although I can't speak for anyone else, I know that in my case a creature of habit doesn't set goals because that would mean leaving your comfort zone behind - and often. Sure I enjoy a challenge - as long as that challenge stays within the perimeters of my comfort zone. Kinda pathetic, isn't it?
Well after much thought, I decided to go ahead and try to write this post.. to try to venture out past my comfort zone of writing about the foods I make and the dork that I am. And the reason for that is, eventually this blog - if I intend to stay with this - is going to have to change.. I'm hoping for the better - we'll see. ;)
What I came to realize is that many goals are definitely not for me. If I am to be true to myself AT LEAST ONCE in my life, there is really only one goal that needs to be set and met- and then after that, the biggest hurdle of my life, has been accomplished then any other goal would be a cake walk.
I need to get healthy. It's that simple, yet so complicated. I need to lose a boatload of weight. I need to get my sugar under control. I need to quit smoking. I need to start taking care of myself in ways I've never bothered with in all of my close to 40 fakkin years. I need to retrain myself, I guess. Not an easy task. Especially for a creature of habit.
So far, I've been more than lucky that my sugar hasn't caused many problems. But I know if I continue to half-ass it, one day I'm going to start having problems with my feet or my eyes or God forbid my kidneys. My father had diabetes and took 2 insulin shots a day for 10 years. He lost a boatload of weight and was taken off the insulin, as if he'd never had the disease. Unfortunately, who knew how long he had it before he was finally diagnosed (and that was a fluke!) because ultimately, it was complications of diabetes that started his kidneys to fail. He was on dialysis for the last 3 years of his life.
I don't want to go through that.
And so, I firmly believe in my heart of hearts, if I can get my weight and all around health under control, any other hurdle in my life will not be any where near as difficult or scary. I will gain self confidence and the true worth of accomplishing something difficult.
So that's it - that's my goal to make my life worth living. Wish me luck. ;)
You're not getting off that easily, kids..
Nahh.. there's no way I can be THAT serious on this lil blog o'mine! Kelly did another meme that looked fun to do, and although she didn't tag me for that one, I'm stealing it because I haven't seen this one yet. hee!
Three things that scare me
1- Heights and falling from them.
3- Something bad happening to one of my fur babies
Three people who make me laugh
1- Denis Leary
2- Lewis Black
3- Mike Rowe (and drool)
Three things I love
1- My dogs
2- The wee hours of the morning before anyone else is awake
3- 80's rock
Three things I hate
1- My dead-end, boring, life sucking job
3- Having to pee when there is no bathroom close by
Three things I don’t understand
1- George Dubya
2- Why we are "helping" a country that hates us
3- What the fuck is up with America and the voting on AI this season??
Three things on my desk
1- Pictures of the dogs & assorted dorky friends
2- Shite loads of DVD movies
3- A coffee mug
Three things I want to do before I die
1- Visit and/or move to Italy
2- Visit Ireland
3- Go on a no-limit shopping spree that someone else pays for
Three things I can do
1- Take care of my family
2- Make my friends laugh
3- Bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan
Three things I can’t do
1- Perform brain surgery
2- Flip crepes (Gah)
3- Shoot lightning bolts from my finger tips
Three things I think you should listen to
1- Your heart
2- A hellacious thunder storm
3- The sounds of silence
Three things you should never listen to
1- Sanjaya Malakar
2- Someone belittling you
3- Any unsolicited advice I might throw your way
Three things I’d like to learn (but won’t)
1- Forensic science
2- How to do that Riverdance dancing.. what's it called?
Three shows I watched as a kid
1- The Brady Bunch!! WOOO!! Go Brady's!!
2- Gilligan's Island
3- Looney Tunes (actually, I still watch all these shows)
And YES I am going to tag a few more people...