31 in 31

31 in 31

Wow, 31 years on this earth that’s crazy. It’s gone by in the blink of an eye. My mom has five of us all older (I’m the baby of the family) so I can’t believe that at this point we are all over thirty. In this 31st year of my life, I have come to a very big realization (with help from my husband) that I want more out of my life. I am not doing much with it and I’ve been getting away with being for lack of better words- lazy, unmotivated and not driven to further myself in any way. Truly this makes me sad when I have sat and thought about it. Motivation does not create action- Action creates motivation so I’m getting started!

How did you feel when you turned thirty? Does age matter to you at all? I’ve always felt younger than I am so that’s a strange thing. People always assume that I’m much younger than I am as well so I just don’t mind aging as much I guess. Along with my 100 in 1001 list, I am verging out to do 31 things in year 31 of my life.

Here they are:

  •  Get Permit
  • Get License
  • Go house hunting
  • Buy a house
  • Get another dog
  • Save 5-10K for savings/emergency fund (build up)
  • Plan and take a trip (maybe dream trip-Greece?)
  • Start yoga
  • Begin Yoga teacher training in October
  • Redesign Blog/New Message-Aim for goal or purpose
  • Post at least once a week for the next few months/6-12 months
  • Revamp newsletter/new opt-in
  • Get Medical and Dental Insurance and be up to date on everything
  • Anniversary trip in September, local- beach trip, mountain trip, Hood River?
  • Make a daily water goal
  • Track steps and sleep with Fitbit
  • Create and stick to daily AM/PM routines
  • Daily journaling/gratitude list
  • Post to socials once a day or few times a week
  • Have a date night twice a month
  • Start using a planner for real/to-do list daily
  • Change up my style/look
  • Stop accepting people who treat you badly
  • Be more open to sharing your life with others, in social media or otherwise
  • Keep going to the chiropractor
  • Get my blog back-end straightened out
  • Take care of dogs health and wellness (shots/teeth cleaning/weight mngmt)
  • Start and maintain a weekly cleaning schedule *share on blog*
  • Get a health checkup/dental work done
  • Transfer family pics to SD card/Print off pictures for mom, send them to her
  • Celebrate Sean’s birthday in June
  • Self-care time weekly
  • Read more books this year

I hope you’ll continue along with my journey as I document and share every week and month in my life. It’s about to get very exciting! I don’t have any birthday plans but that’s okay. I think we will just have a nice dinner at home and relax and enjoy the day. Summer is here and that’s enough for me, plus the pool opens a few days after my birthday so as long as it remains warm- that’s where I’ll be. 

So I’ d love if you left me a comment down below telling me what’s one goal you have for the next 6 months of 2019?

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May Goals

This month I’d really like to up the ante but in simple ways. Like being more focused and narrow on what I truly want. I’ve taken a backseat and it makes me disappointed that I’m not acting like a driving force in my own destiny. So hey girl, SNAP OUT OF IT. Whatever you want can be yours if you only work for it.

May is my birthday month and I hope that I can get back on track and see growth and consistency where I need it. I am working with Pam from Hodge Podge Moments in her Content Playground and May Content Kit and I know it will be the best thing I’ve done for myself and my blog plan. Here’s what I’ve put together

Goals:

1. Consistent post at least one day a week

2. Post DAILY to FB page and Instagram.

3. Create and keep morning and night routines-perfect them and live more simply.

4. Quality time-love language. Important. Spend time with those I live and SHOW them the proof of that.

5. Personal goal: DO what I say I’m going to do. Keep promises. Work on being true to myself and others.

I’m excited to turn 31 however I’ve had a bunch of conversations and realizations recently that I’m not where I want to be and I’ve let myself become this lazy blob that I don’t like. And I continue because it’s easy. Let me tell you something “easy doesn’t make for a good life”. I want more. Deep down and inside my fears I want to create a beautiful life so that’s what I will start working on. Doing whatever makes me joyful and follow through with my 101 in 1001 plans as well. I know I have limitless opportunities arising here soon and I need to focus and turn my energy into power and direction. This month is the time to create change and I mean real change. So I’ll check back in here or on social media (be sure to follow me on my accounts) and I’ll report my progress through the month. I’m planning some sort of birthday post/surprise or something so keep your eyes peeling mid-late month for that.

Happy May!

 

2019 Word of the Year

2019 Word of the Year

COMMIT

com·mit
/kəˈmit/Submit
verb
1.
carry out or perpetrate (a mistake, crime, or immoral act).
“he committed an uncharacteristic error”
synonyms: carry out, do, perpetrate, engage in, enact, execute, effect, accomplish; More
2.
pledge or bind (a person or an organization) to a certain course or policy.
“they were reluctant to commit themselves to an opinion”
synonyms: pledge, devote, apply, give, dedicate
“they committed themselves to the project”
*from the Dictionary search on Google*

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This word stuck out to me right away when I started to think about Word of the Year. I have in much of my life lacked a sense of commitment and sticking through the tough times. Not so much in a sense of personal commitment but in pretty much every other way. I tend to bail out on things when it gets hard or when my anxiety comes into play. So being consistent and commiting to each and every adventure and new thing I take on- I can at least try and follow through on. The goal is to apply this to my personal life in learning to drive (permit), my new PT job, and my relationship. It will also help me being consistent and commited on here in this space, also helps to batch write and plan ahead.

Last year my word was “Renew” I think I did well and applied this word Renew in many places. I started this new blog and maybe didn’t make as much progress last year as much as I wanted but that’s okay. I started out feeling as fresh and new as I do now-but we had obstacles and we balanced and problem solved it better than before. I wasn’t I as anxious this year as I was the year prior. I have found ways and techniques to cope day to day and change my reality in a better way. Now committing to the process and the journey will be a whole new place I haven’t been in before.

I want to recap some of my acheivements from this year that were motivated by renew. And will be pushed forward more by commit.

-less anxiety

-working with younique

-practicing my makeup and getting on video

-worked on budget all year long (still learning and fixing it)

-reading more although not entirely successfully but more intake media was accomplished

-got a job (in december) PT at Chico’s

-figured out who and what I wanted in my life

-building on my relationship and making it stronger

-we moved and then regretted it

-working on calming my intense emotions and not being snappy, angry and annoyed over literally small things I can’t control

-found my blog and local tribe of babes and brainstorming new projects and more content that’s valuable

-worked on my self love, and self care journey; made serious progress

-stayed at home and kept on top of chores and wifey duties pretty well

-purged and organized a LOT this year which felt so good

 Those might be semi vague but honestly they were HUGE for me. So I feel good about moving into a new year with these things in my belt. I am thankful to have Sean by my side and be growing into a newer person by exposing myself to things that seemed hard or impossible. It’s not- it’s just adjustment and progress not perfection. I can’t expect to never feel uncomfortable because we all feel that way from time to time. It’s moving through the muck and learning to be okay and get stronger by learning not by being ‘all knowing right away’.

I’m going to start a couple things this year that I want to focus on and implement immediately. 

  • Journaling
  • Meditation
  • Yoga/exercise
  • Quality Time with Sean 
  • Dogs; get them active and playing more

That’s pretty much it. I have rambled enough, I think. Hopefully this is helpful or gives you an idea of my plans for 2019 and at LEAST for the month of January. Small steps- big accomplishments. I’m psyched for this year-here we go!

 

two zero one nine

two zero one nine

What I want in 2019:

1. Blog 2-3x a week

I should start prepping content now and thinking of topics that people will find helpful in the new year or in January in general. There are many subjects that I haven’t even explored or touched on so if there is something specific that you’d like to see please leave me a comment below or feel free to email me.


2. Travel-California, Florida, Greece?

Start a savings TRAVEL fund so we can take a trip or two this coming year. The only way to make this happen is to start being more conscious of money and paying off debt and setting extra funds aside. My dream trip is Greece and by god, I would FLIP if I got to go.


3. Read one book a month

I can absolutely do this. I find when I am reading often I do really enjoy that intake of story and information. Set a schedule to do this every AM/PM and stick to it. Find the only books that you enjoy and really want to fully read and gain knowledge from.
“Some books leave us free and some books make us free.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


4. Personal Growth- self love, self care, self actualization commence

Do a self care routine a couple times a week if possible. Have a better sense of my own self love and self respect. Start doing and achieving whatever I can for self growth and actualization. *Read personal development and write notes or take aways to apply those principles*


5. Save 1K for emergencies or towards 10 yr wedding fund

Again another savings goals. But I have to make this happen for a better wedding plans and emergency savings because we have learned this year that that is IMPORTANT. If you yourself don’t already have one or has recently depleted I encourage you to start one.


6. Listen to more audio media- podcasts, ted talks, music etc

I have started applying this while I clean or write posts/brainstorm etc or sometimes before bed when I’m antsy and can’t chill out. I enjoy a few podcasts like Pretty Basic, Coffee Talk with Kalyn and also a few crime or general knowledge ones. I try not to grab too many downloaded for lack of space and also for simplicity sake. I am working on decluttering every inch of my mental and physical space.


7. Volunteer- aka being a nicer, more giving person; and/or donate more often to non profit charities

I want to (if not a job) have a better sense of community and doing something with my time that I enjoy and helps others. I’ve often thought of volunteering at a soup kitchen or a dog shelter or even helping at a donation center or charity. The only thing holding me back is transportation so let’s make that happen too. The second part of this is donate more and keep track of those things so they can be deduced for tax reasons.

8. Get my freaking LICENSE

I go back and forth on whether I want to or not and being more independent as a human being. But overall, I know it would help so much for me to be able to get out and do things without asking for a ride or relying on other modes. Fear about driving is common, but it will be better in the end to gain the knowledge and then make a decision from there.

9. Improve Exercise and Nutrition habits

I have somewhat improved upon eating better, not in a perfect way but definitely different that I’m not eating just only junk and fast food. Finding healthy snacks and drinking more water is a basic start I’ve begun. I am not really as close on the fitness track but I have a goal for a new gym routine/yoga and stretch days.

10. Build better relationships

My actual relationships, friends, family or otherwise, have been sort of  put on the back burner. I don’t mean to and yes I’m close to a small group of close people I love and trust. But I have pulled away from many and also put up with far too much interpersonal abuse so that has stopped this year. However I do care about many people I know and want to continue to get to know in my life and that is what I’d like to improve upon. Building and focusing on nurturing a friendship/relationship takes both parties giving 100%.

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December Goals and Intentions

December Goals and Intentions

Welcome back to the blog! Sorry it’s been so long and I’ll have a mini life update at the end to fill you in but first, let’s get into some December goals. I hope you had a great fall season and I’m ready for winter to be here. I am getting a new laptop in a few days (yes I’ve had a few computers in the past few years- too much to explain). And I’m excited to just do some personal growing in this last month of 2018. Get ready….

 

Personal:

Read daily 30 mins or one-two chapters

Turn off social media one hr before bed

Listen to more music/podcast/TED talks

Study permit test

 

Blog:

Write 2 posts a week M/W

Share to socials each time I post/pin/insta/fb/twiiter

New website theme?

Newsletter Friday

New graphic template for images

 

Health:

Drink water daily use water tracker bottle or 2 pink glass bottles

Wear Fitbit-track sleep and steps

Journal

Meditate

Workout 2-3x week (yoga/class or circuit training)

 

Marriage:

“Quality time”

Be more spontaneous

Physical touch often

 

Does anyone else feel like 2018 just FLEW by? It’s crazy I mean my year started out with so much promise and clarity. I don’t wanna be a negative Nancy but the majority of my year could have been better. Although this year has *definitely* taught me some lessons that seriously needed clear learning. I’m not sorry for 2018 at all, I guess it was challenging in the way that it was really what was best. I’m sure you understand what I mean and maybe your year was similar to that too. I didn’t meet many of the things I meant to yet- but I don’t believe that one year is end all be all. So I’ll just keep growing and striving to be a more complete version of me- like I imagined. (After all, the biggest lesson I learned is that no one is stopping me but myself). 

The break down of my year has gone as follows:

-paid off taxes

-moved from old house to old apartment

-regretted said choice

-Sean goes back to old job

-Sean leaves old job

-Sean gets back old job

-paid off additional debt

-*aim to get driving permit before end of year

-*bring blogging back’ be more consistent

 

And at this point that’s about it…. to be continued.

 

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October Goals and Intentions

October Goals and Intentions

Hello and welcome back! It is October and per usual I’m late but it’s okay. I’m fine with that. It is what it is. 

I’m trying to adapt a new mindset about doing what I can do and keep some balance in my daily life. I hope you enjoy these things I’m trying to reach. 

Personal:

-Work on AM/PM routine (update blog posts-repost)

-Start a no social media/no phone day/weekend (no phone after 9pm for sleep reasons)

-Journal for 30 mins OR read 30 mins

-Declutter computer and social media accounts (done/in progress)

Blog:

-1 post per week on the blog (tags/categories/archives)

-add and share to social accounts

-create all new graphics with current branding

Health:

-drink 2 waters per day

-wake up at 7am, go to bed at 11pm

-take multivitamin/vitamin C

Fitness:

-Start doing yoga

-cardio/stretch every other day

-work on getting splits back

 

What are your monthly goals and intentions for October? Are any of ours the same? If you’re not following me on Instagram be sure to, all my socials can be found on my sidebar!

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