I hope your Catholic journey is going well as you make preparations for lent. In recent years I have taken more of an "active" approach than one of sacrifice or "giving something up". Most of the time it involves reading something "Catholic" and/ or "spiritual". This year I have decided to read "The Cloister Walk" By Kathleen Norris.
A brief history of "lent" with traditions and suggestions can be found at www.osv.com.
On the right hand, under blog posts click "Your guide to a Catholic Lent". What are your lenten practices and traditions? Are they the same every year or do they change?
Hope you grow in your Catholic Faith during this Lent.