Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Living My Five -- Tera Takes Baby Steps

It's been a slow couple of weeks and, with my housemates (aka my parents) out of town for most of it, I've been on my own in living my Five. The fresh promise of the New Year is wearing off, so motivation is a little hard to come by. Here are the small steps I've taken:

  1. Vegetarian Night -- Last night I made falafel, vegetable frittata and Greek salad. Tasty, affordable, and easy on the planet.
  2. Reusable Bags -- Still using the cloth grocery bags instead of plastic.
  3. Saving Pennies -- I've been collecting all my loose change to cash in an donate at the end of the year.
  4. Writing Blogs -- I've written a couple of blog posts geared at writers, like one on character motivation and another on the self-doubt that plagues me (and all authors, I think) during writing of a book.

Small steps, that hopefully add up to something bigger in the long run. Have you had a crisis of motivation now that the New Year is behind us? Do you have any tips for keeping going? I'd love to hear them.

Are you Living Your Five?


  1. It's the small things that count! Your vegetarian night dinner sounds so good! You should share some recipes so we can try them ourselves. =]

  2. Yep, The Book Owl is right--it's the little things that become habits and add up to big things! Your vegetarian night is making me hungry!

  3. These are awesome, T! I totally agree that the little things add up. Each day, you make the world a better place because of you. :-)