4 simple goals (… before 2011)

I’ve been meaning to pull together my own list of simple goals for ages, ever since reading about this lovely project over on ‘A Beautiful Mess‘ (the lovely blog of Elsie Flannigan). The idea behind the project is to commit to some personal challenges that, once overcome, will help make your life more beautiful!

  1. Cut my hair short and make it red. I know this is technically two things in one … but they’re related so I figure that’s OK. I’ve gone most colours both light and dark, and most in-between, but never any shade of red. That’s gotta change.
  2. Unsubscribe from unnecessary email lists. I’ve gone through phases of subscribing to lots of different email groups like newsletters and store updates. The reality is that I don’t actually read many of them, so they’re just cluttering up my inbox with junk. Streamlining of information is necessary.
  3. Become a better online ‘citizen’. I want to be more present in the online world. That means a few different things, like being more consistent with my blogging and more connected with my wonderful readers. I am also in desperate need of updating my neglected blogroll.
  4. Shop at the local fruit & veg markets. I pretty much detest everything about supermarket shopping. I recently discovered that I have another, much better option in the form of a local fresh food market. So it’s time to load up the environmentally friendly reusable shopping bags and head to the markets for lovely fresh produce – I’ll be saving money, supporting local growers, and perhaps more importantly, saving my sanity.

If you’d like to get involved with your own list of simple goals, you’ll find the ‘rules’ over on A Beautiful Mess. I do hope you come along and get involved too, it’s sure to be fun and rewarding! I’ll be sure to keep you updated with my progress …


  1. MC

    Well, for the first one… if Lee could go blonde, you can certainly go red πŸ˜‰

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Matt – So true! And at least my hair colour change isn’t motivated by trying to improve my PS3 gaming! πŸ˜‰

  2. Caz

    Hi Tracy. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely message. I think that having four simple goals at any one time is a great idea – think I’ll pop over to A Beautiful Mess and check it out.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Caz – Thanks so much for paying my blog a visit too! There’s certainly something rather lovely about committing ourselves to addressing just a few simple goals – hopefully they lead to some equally simple, yet important changes!! πŸ™‚

  3. Gabrielle Bryden

    Sounds like a good set of goals (I’ve thought about the short redhead thing – some really nice reds around) – good luck!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – I think having four little goals to attack is the perfect number (and much less intimidating than trying to make any major new year resolutions.
      I’ll keep you posted on my whole ‘redhead’ situation … πŸ™‚

  4. Jess

    Yeah! Join us on the red side.. ;D

    I agree about the subscriptions – I have old e-mail accounts I barely check, they’re just full of that sort of stuff…

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jess – Your hair colour is a most wonderful shade of red … plus you wear it so well! πŸ˜€

      I’ve slowly started attacking my email subscriptions … it feels SO good to shed some baggage, even if it’s only of the virtual kind!

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