Today is the day! September 24, 2018. I start cooking all of Ina’s recipes today, and I am excited!
Today seems like a good time to share with you some of my goals for this project. So here they are, raw and vulnerable. Some of them are practical and easy to measure, some of them not-so-much, yet equally important to me.
Let’s start with the most obvious goal out there…I want to successfully execute the project. In the span of 365 days, I want to cook all the recipes.
Over the course of the next year, I want to expand my reach. I want more people to know about Hurley House and what we do. I also want more people to join my community of followers here on the blog. I don’t have specific numbers in mind (maybe I need to give that some thought), but I know I want to find more people who enjoy engaging with what I offer here in my business and in my little corner of the internet.
At the end of this, one year from now, I would like for all of my clothes to still fit. To be perfectly candid, all of the food sort of freaks me out. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy delicious food, and I obviously enjoy cooking. But I work hard to live a healthy lifestyle, and it does not include eating Ina’s food five times a week. My game plan is to increase my activity level a bit, and to remember that a taste of something will suffice. I do not have to finish the entire Creme Brulee. I can take one bite and move on. Hopefully.
I want to have fun. I tend to be a serious person. I was a serious child. “Fun” was something I really didn’t have or understand how to have. As I have grown older, I have learned how to take myself less seriously, loosen up, and have fun. The main reason I ever wanted to even think about executing the Ina In A Year project is because it truly sounded like fun to me. And so I want to not lose sight of this goal. Over the next year, I want to have fun with this project and to remember that I get to do this really cool thing.
My number one measure of success in life is to bring everything I have, to pour it out, and to leave nothing behind. I want the same in this endeavor. I want to explore every option, capture every moment, drink in the experience, and fully engage every part of my being in this project.
So let’s do this! I am so thankful to have you along for the ride!