New Month, New Goals


And we have arrived in the third month of the year – just like that – which means we are closer to spring and summer! Have I mentioned how much cold we have had this year? No? Then let me get right to it – the last week of December was coldest with -37C!!! wind chill. Have I used enough exclamation points? My sister who lives in California decided to spend her Christmas holidays with us and she arrived in Edmonton on 25th, right during the cold spell. As any “summer bird” would have it that was her first (and LAST) trip in winter to Canada.

Our beautiful neighborhood straight out of a postcard.

We’ve had a busy and profoundly simple month following Dave Ramsey’s 7 step plan, getting into ketosis, and touring ice castles.


I finished 3 books in February: Sue Grafton’s “S is for Silence“, Cait Flander’s “Year of Less” and Courtney Carver’s “Soulful Simplicity“. Courtney’s book is a heart touching memoir of her journey with stuff and Cait’s book is heartbreaking and uplifting – I’d recommend both of these to anyone who wants to pare down the overwhelming-ness.

That was last month. Now for this month, I’m sharing a few things that require accountability.

  1. Scrapbook is one of the ways that I keep memories of what our family did EVERY month. And I’m so behind on this year that I haven’t even started it!
  2. Tech Blog is one of the ways to express and catalog my knowledge. I have been thinking of starting tech blog for so long that it just doesn’t materialize. Between raising a child, working full-time and being a homemaker, if I get some time I spend it binge-watching “Grey’s Anatomy”. Now nothing wrong with taking some off but I really want to do something with my tech experience and channel into something more meaningful.
  3. Books to read this month: 3 non-fiction and 2 fiction. It’s a high goal but I already have two half-way marks from last month’s that I’m optimistic about reaching this goal.
  4. 16 gym workout this month. Last month was measly 7/28days. Since we are heading to India next month, I want to put more effort into losing a few pounds so that I can indulge when I’m on vacation.

Hope you are working on your goals, I would love to know how you manage your progress. If you are looking to do something this month in Edmonton then here are thirty things to do.

Love & Blessings!

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