It’s the first week of January, and resolutions are in the air. Everyone I know has complained about the number of cookies, pies and cakes they ate from November 25th to December 25th. At the local Y where I work out the classes were packed and the treadmills were all taken.

Every magazine I’ve read this week has talked about the importance of reachable goals, making lists of those goals, and getting there in small increments. This is good advice. Whether you’re trying to run a marathon (I’m hoping to run two this year, one in the spring and one in the fall) or trying to write a book (again, hoping for two this year, if I can manage my time a little better), you can’t do it all in one big leap. Little steps will get you there if you’re willing to see it through.

In reading news…I’m starting Rick Riordan’s “The Lost Hero” tonight. I loved the Percy Jackson series and have high hopes for the new adventures at Camp Half-Blood.