Day 364: New Year’s Eve

It’s the last day of the year, and the last day of my first year of sobriety. Also the last day of an extended period of kind of taking it easy… tomorrow it’s a new year, with resolutions and all that.

My wife was recently reading and telling me that there aren’t successful resolutions, there are successful plans. Which makes a lot of sense.

But I’m also coming up more or less snake-eyes on new stuff. 2018 for me will be a year of continuing to work on things that got rolling in 2017:

  • Maintaining sobriety
  • Doing well at diet and exercise
  • Working the side hustle
  • Living up to volunteer responsibilities, but divesting where I can

The big new thing is my wife and I are going to strive to not buy prepared food in 2018. It’s a planning/cooking responsibility we’re taking on.

So the boundaries are basically “things with more than a couple of natural ingredients.” Canned tomatoes, pure peanut peanut butter, that kind of thing is cool. But we already make our own bread, we can make our own hummus and nut butters and stuff. We already do about 80% of it. When we buy prepared stuff, it’s almost always because it’s crap to snack on. So why not?

The one big thing is going to be a pasta maker, which I’ve kind of wanted for a while anyway.

So 2018 is going to be 2017 2.0, essentially. Added challenge of making our own food and (for January) going sugar-free.

And we’re off for another year! We’ll be revamping this podcast in a bit as well. Stay tuned.