Each Tuesday Ruth and Stacey at Two Writing Teachers host Slice of Life Stories (SOLS). This is where bloggers link up to share anything they would like to share about what is happening in their lives.
I am notoriously bad at keeping New Year's resolutions so I have just stopped making them. This is not to say that I don't have goals, I certainly do. However, making it a "resolution" always seemed to lead to failure.
But this whole nerdlution thing seemed doable and I felt like the Twitter community would be supportive, so I considered it. Originally, I thought I wanted my nerdlution to be to exercise and read more regularly. After giving some thought to my goals and WHY they are important to me, I have amended my original nerdlution into four smaller parts.
For the next 49 days I plan to...
1. Exercise more regularly (at least 5 days a week) because when I am more active I feel better about myself and my stress level is more manageable.
2. Write at least 3 blog posts per week, because it brings me happiness to share my thoughts in writing.
3. Read for myself every day. I get cranky when I have not had time to read for pleasure.
4. Leave school by 3:45 at least 2-3 days per week. This is the most lofty and most important nerdlution for me. I usually stay at school until almost 5:00 most nights. Then I arrive to a hectic house with homework and dinner prep happening simultaneously. My daughter wants to tell me about her day, my husband has questions or wants to know how I am and my son wants a snuggle or just some attention. When I arrive home earlier, I can connect with my kids, help with homework and dinner and maybe even exercise a bit (which will help with goal #1).
So, that's the plan. I am looking forward to watching everyone's progress toward their nerdlutions.
Do you have a nerdlution? If so, remember to use #nerdlution to share on Twitter.