As you might already know from reading my 2018 post every month I will be working on a habit, give up a food, create a garment, read a book, try something new, and work on my 365 photo challenge. So the following are my reasoning behind each of them for the month of January.
HabitTo begin the new year I decided to start with drinking apple cider vinegar every morning.
I've read and heard a lot about the health benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar every day. I've read that it helps you lose weight if you drink before every meal, but I'm going to start with once every morning. The benefits I'm most interested in are improving my skin health, lowers cholesterol, reduces blood pressure and promotes weight loss. I don't suffer from blood pressure or cholesterol but it does run in my family so I want to begin preventing it. I do however suffer from acne and scarring, and like I've mentioned I've gained some pounds so this will hopefully help with that. So that's the first habit I will be working on.
I decided to give up Hot Cheetos because I have a great love for them. Hot Cheetos have been a part of my life for the past 15 years, and I know how unhealthy it is for me but I can't seem to stop eating them ! I crave them all the time, everyone always gives me a small bag, specially when they want something or when they want to do something nice for me. Hot Cheetos are to me is what coffee is to most people. You fucked me over? Chance are I'll forgive you if your apology is accompanied with a bag of Hot Cheetos, they are my weakness, but I must overcome that weakness and gain control of it! I don't want to be a slave to that traitorous powdery chili ! I no longer want to have a permanent red thumb and index finger! So here's to a Hot Cheetos free January !! I've already told everyone about it so they don't buy me a bag anymore lol funny thing is I had a bag on the first that I hadn't finished, and I have such a supporting group that they all offered to take it off my hands, don't I have the best group of friends ever ?*
For my first sewing project I want to take on a long sleeve! I chose a long sleeve because it's getting colder here in SoCal but not cold enough to wear a heavy jacket, a long sleeve and a a sweater does just fine during the day. The only thing is, maybe I'm shopping in all the wrong places but, all the cute long sleeves I see are crop tops -___- how is that even going to keep me warm if it doesn't cover my entire torso ? like how even ?! So I decided to work on my own, hopefully I can master a long sleeve!
The first book I chose is "The Beautiful and Damned" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I have recently finished rereading "The Great Gatsby" and I must say I had my own issues with it, but overall I really enjoyed it. Because I liked it so much I wanted to read another book by FSF and decided on "The Beautiful and Damned". If you guys want me to write a review of the book or give you a synopsis, let me know in the comments and I will make a post about it, I will probably make it anyway, just saying.
The daily challenge for this month is as follows:
Day 1 Beginning Day 17 A sound
Day 2 Resolutions Day 18 C is for
Day 3 Healthy Day 19 Contentment
Day 4 Hot Drinks Day 20 Something big
Day 5 Magic Day 21 Sleep
Day 6 Blue Day 22 Zoom in
Day 7 Cold Day 23 Frosty
Day 8 Sunrise Day 24 Something I made
Day 9 Boats Day 25 Transportation
Day 10 Dark Day 26 Low angle
Day 11 Cozy Day 27 Ordinary
Day 12 Black and white Day 28 Strangers
Day 13 A beautiful sight Day 29 What is it?
Day 14 Dreams Day 30 Negative space
Day 15 Ice Day 31 Childhood memory
Day 16 Someone I care about
I took this from Photoblog365, they made a calendar for 2017 and I just copied it onto here. If you want to do the same click on the link to get the google drive document. I didn't make one up since there are so many out there. I will post my pictures at the end of the week, or maybe every other week.