#ThinkKit 10: Habit – (Stuntin’ Is A)

[Please excuse my cheesy title. But it’s the first thing that I thought of when I read the prompt. I think my pal Nick will at least appreciate it.]

There are two things in 2013 that I started to consistently and sincerely prioritize. They are:


I started using Goodreads last year (I know, right? super late!) to track my reading after I got a Kindle Fire for graduation. I set a goal to read 20 books for 2013. Well, as of last night I’ve got five to go and three weeks to read them. I also have stacks of magazines that I’m behind on (I have about 12 subscriptions – yes! to those print things with words and pictures!), but nonetheless, I really made an effort to carve out time for reading.

My favorite book was The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

My favorite book was The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.


We joined a gym in January. No, not because of resolutions. Mostly because I needed something to get me out of the house during my first bitter winter back in the Heartland. A couple of weeks into our membership, I decided to check out a spinning class. I got there about five minutes before class started. It was full. Whomp whommmp.

I went back the next day – about 15 minutes early – got myself a bike, asked for help adjusting it and a few pointers, and the rest is history. I’ve been to spinning at least once a week since that first time (except for a couple of weeks I was out of town). I usually hate getting ready to go to the gym, the drive there, and usually the first 15 minutes of class, but afterward I always feel amazing (in an exhausted way) and so grateful that I went.


I love both of these “habits” so much that I’m sure keepin’ on in 2014 won’t be a challenge. I would’ve liked to add blogging to the mix, but I fell off the Think Kit wagon pretty early. Perhaps that’ll be my habit for 2014.

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About teresatatum

USC Trojan ✌. Music enthusiast. Education proponent. Sports fanatic.
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