What's the first thing you think of when it comes to April 1? Jokes of the fooling sort right? Well today I kept thinking I was going to re-commit to a few things and try an idea that I had. Ultimately, these new goals could perhaps make me the fool for trying but I'm all for giving it the good ole college try, right?
Goal 1 - I need to recommit back to really giving new books a try. After my New Years resolution came crashing down last week I kind of got myself in this funk. Everything I tried to pick up and read was just not mixing with me. Well today since it's the beginning of a new month I'm re-committing to my reading habit. I only read 5 books and listened to 1 audio book in March and I was quite disappointed with that because I've done better. Stupid huh? Because I hit 7-8 books the previous months I felt like I slacking. I have to keep reminding myself that I read more books than some people do in a lifetime. Relax Brittany . . . don't be ridiculous.
So with Goal 1 what do I do? I head straight for the library after work today and pick up literary beauty in the form of 972 pages of historical romance. I mean if we're recommitting let's just go BIG!! If I finish this book it will by far be the largest book I have ever read. Anna K was only 884. But it could be longer than this book becuase the words were almost invisible they were so small. But from the reviews I read of this new book it could be super good. If I make it to the finish line and I love it, you'll hear about it.
On an off note . . . just thought of this . . . one of my favorite books of all time is Memoirs of a Geisha. Read it if you haven't. Left me contemplating it for days. Note . . . get through the first 200 pages and I promise it will pay off.
Goal 2 - Ok this goal could very well make me the fool of my own April fools joke, because that's what this goal is, a complete joke I admit but I'm determined to try it. Ok here it goes . . . starting next Monday the 6th, I want to try to not eat out at all for 2 whole weeks. Yeah, go ahead laugh . . . I am. You know how some people go without sugar for 2 weeks to try and get the craving out of their system? Well I thought why not try that with eating out? Lately it's all I've been wanting to do when I get home from work. Cafe Rio, Rumbi's, Five Guys, it's starting to get out of control. So I thought if I really planned out some menus for two weeks and I didn't eat out at all during my experiment maybe I could 'quit the habit'. I know I couldn't give it up completely but maybe curb it. I know, I'm pretty skeptical myself as to whether I can pull this off but a girl can try. Guess I better go binge this weekend and get everything in!!!
Finally, learned a new word yesterday. Exsanguinate . . . had no idea what it meant. Funny . . . lately I've been wanting to get a Word of the Day calendar. That's for you D.