So I figured it was time to give an update on my goals for the year.
Just a recap:
1. No fries for a year
2. Travel to two foreign countries (That I've never been to)
3. Become ambidextrous
It is July 9th and I have yet to have a fry since December 31. It's been tough. I've been to a lot of great burger places in the last few months and I've gotten really good at subbing a salad.
As most of you know my BF Brett and I went roadtrippin' to Switzerland for spring break. I also just got back from Canada but it doesn't count since i've been there before. As of right now I don't have plans for another country but i've got to get somewhere.. any suggestions would be welcomed.
As for my ambidextrousness I've gotten to the point where I always eat and brush my teeth left-handed. Chopsticks were a little harder to master but I got it. My next step is to start writing left-handed.
So... I decided to add a new goal. I have to give a shout out to my brother for this one. The other day he told me that he was not going to consume candy for a year. I thought, "That's stupid. I could never do that." A couple of days later I realized that candy is totally unnecessary so here goes nothin. From this day forward I will not consume candy for a year. And I guess while i'm at it I may as well cut out soda too. Well there it is.
I really like having goals like this because it's empowering to exercise self-control. It's not so much about the actual goal but more about sticking with a decision.
I can't remember the exact quote and I can't find it right now but there's a quote somewhere that talks about sticking with a commitment even after the excitement of making the decision has passed.
Change takes time but the decision to change happens in an instant.