It seems I have been a girl on a mission lately. A couple of them, actually. Three in particular.
Mission 1 - I’m flying to Connecticut this weekend to see my Sista Sista & meet her new precious baby girl, Amelie. While there I’ll be biking to Massachusetts with my brother Justin on Saturday morning. I just started riding again (and by again I mean since ohhhh about age 12) when I bought a used bike for $25 about a month ago. Now granted it’s only a 10-ish mile ride we’ll be going on, but I haven’t biked for longer than 6 1/2 miles without finding myself in quite the pain pickle. (I believe I may need a new seat.) My goal in this mission: not to fall off the bike, to make it the cafe in Mass, and to not seriously damage …. myself.
Mission 2 - My practice is supporting a 5k race series out Charles Towne Landing which begins in May. I was doing my social media thing at the day job when on a wild whim I decided to sign up for the 5k on May 10th. Now that may not sound like a big deal to some of you, but for a girl who fell off the work out wagon big time in a I’m not dancing anymore and I don’t have to bust my body to be perfect in front of 60,000 people so I’m not gonna and you can’t make me frame of mind a few years back, a 5k is a pretty big deal. (yea, umm, someone had a few issues to deal with in case you couldn’t tell) I’ve been back on the work out wagon for a year or so now and well, here’s hopin! My goal in this mission: to finish in 35 minutes …. and still be able to enjoy the Caribbean food at the after dinner. (It’s Barbados night on my selected 5k!)
And for the big finale: I came across a DVD titled Amelie the other day at Target. Given it’s my future goddaughter’s name, I couldn’t help but pick it up. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized the entire movie just happens to be in French. (pause & cue subtitles, here) Regardless, half way into the movie I was hooked. It really is a great movie with what I imagine to be very French-like quirks. Then the epiphany (for lack of better words) struck: I’m going to FINALLY learn French so I can watch my new movie without subtitles AND be able to understand it. And I am going to do this by the end of 2012. That’s 8 months. I have 2 iphone apps to help me get there and will gladly accept applications for practice chats. Tips, of course, are quite welcome. I took French in high school and have always wanted to be well versed in another language – so it’s looking like now is go time to get on that.
*So with all of that said – am I obsessing with the goal thing? Maybe / sorta. But since there’s two semi-short term and one long term, I think it’s okay. I know some may disagree with the idea of setting goals with all the backlash and personal ramifications if they don’t happen yadda yadda yadda, but I think it’s healthy to have a few goals swimming around out there. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Au revoir pour le moment! ~jB