It’s currently the start of the Jewish new year (Rosh Hashanah) and I’m feeling a little mixed. It’s a time that mixes optimism and celebration with nostalgia and longing. These Jewish holidays often take me back to when our family and celebrations were different, and I can’t help but hurt a bit.
That’s not to say I’m not happy, just in a state of remembering.
I’m also a little disappointed that I have not undertaken any of the traditions or customs this year – whether it’s overfeeding, overcooking, overworrying, or even going to shul to mingle and say a little prayer.
But on the good side, it’s a time of trying to achieve new things, and doing things a little better and smarter. So here are my (Jewish) new year goals:
– Switch off iGadgets earlier in the evenings
– Stop taking everything so personally
– Lose weight (going slowly but surely)
– Bake every week
– Be a better friend and relative. I think I’ve sucked a little in both departments.
– Try not to devour everything I bake
– Not to let what people say on social media or the scale dictate my day’s mood
– Find a charity cause and work for it for a year in ways that I can
– Watch my budget (Essie, Converse, Kiehl’s, Apple accessories and stationery – I will need to cut down)
– Be truer to my word
And that’s it! Fortunately I get to this again on 1 January. Woohoo!
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