Another year has rolled over, so the time is nigh to decide what goals I want to focus on this year.
Given that the world is barreling toward mass ecocide, most of my focus will be on what I can do to lessen my environmental impact. I’ve noticed that almost everything I touch contains some plastic, so my 2023 resolution is to try to avoid it. I know it’s next to impossible to fully eliminate plastic from my life, but I think it’s essential to heighten my awareness of just how entrenched plastic has infiltrated my existence. I already shop with reusable bags and bring glass Tupperware and my own utensils to work, but that’s about where my avoidance of plastic pretty much ends. I can do better. Does laundry detergent come in any other packaging other than plastic? I don’t know, but I’m about to find out. I will ask that question for every item that I buy. Hopefully. At least, that is my goal. I’ll see how I do.
Another resolution that I want to make is to maintain a healthy weight. I just turned the big 5–0 in December, and I know that my metabolism has changed. I need to make healthy habits now, and a big way to do that is to establish portion control. In other words, I need to put less food on my plate and drill it into my brain that there’s no going back for seconds. Granted, I’m not a gluttonous eater by any means, but there is always room for improvement. I never used to have a sweet tooth, but I’ve developed a taste for sugary stuff the last couple of years. Maybe I can blame that on the pandemic, but I doubt it. Well, that habit’s getting nipped in the bud regardless of whatever excuse.
The last resolution I want to make is to expand my social media presence. I truly despise social media, but it’s a necessary evil if I actually want to sell the books I wrote. I genuinely love writing and equally loathe promoting myself. It’s not my forte to toot my own horn, but I gotta learn how to blast that instrument into the internet space. Does that mean I have to log into BookTok soon? Gag. I guess that it does. Okay, I have to tell myself that I can do this. At the bare minimun, I resolve to at least try.
So, I’m going to put my resolutions into practice right now and say that I wrote an excellent travel memoir that means nothing if people don’t read it. It’s not for sale yet, but I have 25 FREE review copies available to dole out.
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