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October Goals

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OH MY GOSH Y’ALL I AM ACTUALLY GETTING MARRIED THIS MONTH.

Can I just be honest, though? I literally don’t feel like I’m getting married. Like… I have this ring on my finger and all of these things in my mom’s garage to put up at a wedding. People are coming in from out of town, I have a pretty dress and a hair trial tomorrow. Like the pieces are there, but it still hasn’t clicked. Is this weird? Is it normal? Okay but really, it’s so weird that I’m getting married. Actually married, like legally and for real and stuff. Haha. Moving on.

Let me just say this. After kind of sucking at August’s goals, I did pretty super fantastic at September’s.

  1. Have 500 available listings on Poshmark
    Nailed. It. One day I literally listed 46 things. The next day I made $95 in sales and STILL had over 500 listings. That felt so so so good.
  2. Read 2 books
     I read one and about two separate half books. I read the book Loner because it was listed as a staff recommendation at a bookstore Justen an I went to in Bend, OR… I couldn’t put the book down but I also kind of hated it. I checked out like 5 books from the library and finished 0 of them. Definitely bit off more than I could chew with that.
  3. Make a list of 25 things I like about myself
    I blogged about it here!
  4. Buy fresh flowers
  5. Read a book of the Bible
  6. Try a new recipe
    Thank you, Whole 30. I tried a BUNCH of new recipes this month, but the favorite was probably this paleo chicken recipe.
  7. Get a manicure
    On September 30th. and then I put together IKEA furniture and messed it all up, lol.

  8. Organize the pots/pans
    This felt so good, y’all. We got a little pan organizer thing from Home Goods and spent all of like 10 minutes rearranging and now I don’t want to slam my head against the wall every time I go to grab something.
  9. Make a list of what needs to get done for our wedding and finish something.
    I kind of did this.
  10. Write 5 blog posts
    Did it! Yes! It didn’t feel like I actually wrote 5 posts in September, but I guess I did. That shrug emoji belongs here.

Score: 8/10 or 80%

 

october goals //stephanieorefice.net

October Goals

  1. Try a new recipe
  2. Buy fresh flowers
  3. Read a book
  4. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  5. Organize the closet
  6. Clean the corners of the apartment
  7. Have 600 active listings on Poshmark
  8. Write 5 blog posts
  9. Cross something off (aside from #26 and #77) of my 101 in 1001
  10. Incorporate another essential oil into my daily routine

Is it weird that I kind of had a hard time making this list? I tried to keep it fairly mellow because… um I’m getting married this month. So that’s happening.

What are your goals for this month?!

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September Goals

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Ughhh. I’m slightly dreading this. Just slightly because I’m also sure I knocked off some of my August goals. Not sure, though. I realized today that I should probably WRITE MY GOALS DOWN so I can see them. Sometimes I have this internal conflict where I’m like… how old are you, 8? Get with it.

  1. List all of my Poshmark inventory I. was. so. close. 
  2. Hit $4,000 in Poshmark sales I. was. not. close. 
  3. Post 10 blog posts LOL
  4. Read 2 books I read one and started the other
  5. Redo my Whole 30 mocha post I took pictures. That’s close. 
  6. Make a list of 25 things I like about myself I started this blog post. 
  7. Try a new recipe We tried this Southwest Chicken Foil Packet and it was SO GOOD.
  8. Get rid of all but 50 pens Yes! 
  9. Get rid of all but 5 nail polishes I mean, kind of. I think I’m down to like 7 but I didn’t put my energy into actually finishing this. 
  10. Buy fresh flowers Yes! I bought a pretty bouquet from the farmers market down the street!

% Completed: 30%… Yikes, that’s a solid F.

I’m in a really extreme time of transition, so I’m trying to go easy on my goals this month. I want to finish up some of the things I started last month, and I want to be gentle with my expectations as I’m trying to find my footing.

In Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover he has an Irregular Income Budget Planning Sheet. I need one of those for time. Like an Irregular Day Time Planning Sheet. Speaking of. In the market for a new planner. I lost my Happy Planner, which I REALLY liked but I’m wondering if there’s something y’all really love before I just go replace it. Let me know.

September Goals

Anyway on to September’s Goals

  1. Have 500 available listings on Poshmark
    Here’s what I’ve learned. I cannot control how much people buy from me. I recently saw a reseller post her math that took what she wanted to earn that month ($20,000) and broke down the math to figure out how much she needed to list every day in order to get there. I should probably do this, but right now telling myself “I need to do ____ every day,” isn’t reasonable because I’m not a full-time Poshmark seller. Instead, all I can do is focus on hitting a goal that I can control, and I can control it at my own pace. 500 active listings.
  2. Read 2 books
  3. Make a list of 25 things I like about myself
  4. Buy fresh flowers
  5. Read a book of the Bible
  6. Try a new recipe
  7. Get a manicure
    This probably seems so shallow but my nails have been growing like crazy and I just need some help.
  8. Organize the pots/pans
    Every time I go to grab a pot or a pan… or a baking sheet… or a cutting board… (yeah, they’re all kept in the same place) I think, “I really need to organize this.” but then I grab what I need and don’t think about it until I’m putting dishes away and then I think “I really need to organize this,” but I keep putting dishes away.. and the cycle repeats.
  9. Make a list of what needs to get done for our wedding and finish something.
    Eye. Roll. I am so ready to be done with this wedding. Weddings are too much work and money. Anyone else?
  10. Write 5 blog posts
    It’s like one month I can nail 5, then I can’t even post 2, then I can do like 12… man. I struggle with consistency.

Any recommendations for a new Whole 30 recipe? or ways to organize our pots & pans?

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August Goals

Time to look back on last month’s goals and set goals for the month ahead. Y’all ready?! 😀

July Goals

  1. Finish the Harry Potter series
  2. Post 5 blog posts {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}
  3. Read a book of the Bible 1st Peter
  4. Send 5 letters {1. Justen 2. my mom 3. Ellen}
  5. Visit a church in Tennessee
    It just wasn’t a priority, and that’s just being honest.
  6. Visit 2 coffee shops {1. Billy Goat Coffee Cafe 2. Rembrandt Coffee}
  7. Hit $3,000 in Poshmark sales {2,793 as of 7/30/17}
    Visiting Washington and then packing for going home is what held this back, I think. At some point I stopped listing new inventory and packed a bunch of stuff, meaning all of my inventory wasn’t accessible for shipping and had to be marked as not for sale. It was a small hiccup, so I’m not beating myself up over this.
  8. Get a manicure
    I decided I actually didn’t want to spend the money. Insert the shrug emoji right here.
  9. Buy 3 things for the wedding {3 of 3}
  10. Make macarons

Okay so it was MEANT TO BE – I saw my sweet friend Amber post a picture of some macarons she’d just baked and a light bulb went off in my head because making macarons was on my 101 list! I added it to my July Goals and asked if she’d be down to help – which she was! She surprised me with the flavor (coconut mocha WHAT!) and helped me make them. They were so tasty and now I feel like I could make a fair attempt at making macarons on my own. Who knew they were so specific in how they’re made?!

Coconut Mocha Macarons // justalittlebitlouder

Total June goals accomplished: 60%

Thaaat’s a D-. Yikes! Barely passing, haha.

August Goals // justalittlebitlouder

August Goals

  1. List all of my Poshmark inventory
  2. Hit $4,000 in Poshmark sales
  3. Post 10 blog posts
  4. Read 2 books
  5. Redo my Whole 30 mocha post
  6. Make a list of 25 things I like about myself
  7. Try a new recipe
  8. Get rid of all but 50 pens
  9. Get rid of all but 5 nail polishes
  10. Buy fresh flowers

Here’s what’s up with these goals, y’all. In case you missed it, Justen and I got an apartment (YAY!) that I’ll be moving into as soon as I get myself back home. I’m currently 100% unsure about my whole income situation, so I’m looking at this transition as if I’m going to have to work. my. butt. off. Poshmark has been going well for me, and I have a bunch of inventory to list (it’s only $0.80/lb in Nashville, y’all!!!) so I’m going to dream big and work hard. It’s scary but exciting.

My goals are partially related to all of that. They’re all about putting up guardrails to protect myself from apathy and move myself more towards the mental/physical/emotional space I’m wanting to be at.

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July Goals

What the actual heck, July.

Time to set some goals for this month.
This past month has zoomed by, maybe because I’m in Nashville, but I cannot believe June is already over. Don’t I say that every freaking month? I think I do. Anyway.

When I wrote my June goals I was sitting at a Starbucks with no real idea of what the rhythm of my time in Nashville would look like. I think I did alright, given that. Also thanks to all of you who didn’t mention that #3 and #10 are the same one (and to the one of you who did lol)

  1. Post 7 blog posts (5/7 – so close! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  2. Visit 2 coffee shops
    I visited Ugly Mugs, but aside from that I haven’t stepped foot into a non-Starbucks coffee shop, which is unfortunate because I’m in freaking NASHVILLE. Ugh.
  3. Visit a new state We went to Florida!
  4. Read a book of the Bible I was so busy reading Harry Potter 🙁
  5. Finish Harry Potter + the Order of Phoenix I actually finished that AND The Half-Blood Prince!
  6. Start the 5000 Survey (more on that on Friday!) Started it here
  7. Paint my nails
  8. Send 5 letters I only sent 2! Yikes! Can everyone re-send me their addresses so I can send them notes? Thanks.
  9. Hit $1950 in total Poshmark sales I actually ended the month at $2,229! What!
  10. Visit a new state

So I completed 60% of my list. We’re doing okay. We’ve got this. Let’s just move on over to July, shall we?!

 

  1. Finish the Harry Potter series
    Y’all, I’m like 300 pages away. The great news is that I’ll get to re-read it again for my  new 101 list!
  2. Post 5 blog posts
    Wish me luck, haha.
  3. Read a book of the Bible
    Once I finish HP, I’ll have no excuses.
  4. Send 5 letters
    Send me your address!
  5. Visit a church in Tennessee
  6. Visit 2 coffee shops
    Justen will be visiting at the end of the month, so that will help.
  7. Hit $3,000 in Poshmark sales
    I’ve had to make some adjustments in my closet to accommodate being in Nashville, so this is a stretch.
  8. Get a manicure
  9. Buy 3 things for the wedding
    We have a list of things we need to buy, and I just need to start slowly buying them.
  10. Make macarons

aaaaaand she’s off.

 

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June Goals

HEYYYY I’m in Nashville!

It’s crazy to think that the last time I wrote a goals post I was literally on the other side of the country and here I am sitting at a Starbucks in Mt. Juliet, TN… and it feels like it could be in Washington. Let’s be real: all Starbucks kind of feel the same, right?

I’d been kind of riding the struggle bus with my goals and decided to just be SO HONEST with what I really wanted to accomplish in May, so let’s see how that went, shall we?!

  1. Get all of my Poshmark closet/supplies organized for when I leave
  2. Order new polymailers from Amazon for Poshmark
  3. Save $600 I ended up saving $455. Definitely not the $600, but I kind of paused saving to make sure I’d have money to get me across the country.
  4. Finish my new 101 in 1001 list I can’t wait to start it on Friday!
  5. Clean my room before I leave for Nashville LOL nope. 
  6. Finish my StepBet (and get my $40 back!) Yes! I did this! It was a pain in my butt, but I did it and I’ll definitely do one again in the future!

66%! Better than I was doing, plus I did the stuff that really was important to me.

So here I am, across the country, and about to start a new 101 list and have so much potential for exploring and adventures! So here are my goals for this month:

June Goals // stephanieorefice.net

  1. Post 7 blog posts
  2. Visit 2 coffee shops
  3. Visit a new state
  4. Read a book of the Bible
  5. Finish Harry Potter + the Order of Phoenix
  6. Start the 5000 Survey (more on that on Friday!)
  7. Paint my nails
  8. Send 5 letters
  9. Hit $1950 in total Poshmark sales
  10. Visit a new state

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May Goals

HEY EVERYONE!

Man it feels good to be back blogging again. Honest talk – last week I had this MAJOR meltdown day. I cried and told Justen how I should probably just shut down my blog because I NEVER have time for it. Which is kinda true, but then when I do have a moment to sit down and get some blog posts scheduled, I have so much fun and love it SO MUCH!

I especially love having a blog as a means for keeping track of my goals and sharing what’s going on in my life. I’m definitely not as personal around these parts as I used to be or something would like to be, but I still really enjoy having this blog. I love the goal posts and I’m so glad I brought them back this year.

Time to see how I did on April’s goals and look forward to what I want to accomplish in May.

 

First of all. Speaking of having time for nothing. This month was literally the month of having no time. I found myself waking up early to package Poshmark packages to drop off on my way to work, going to work, coming home, and going to sleep. Wake up, rinse, repeat. I’m struggle bussing it right now. 😀 That said, let’s look at what I’d thought were reasonable April Goals.

April Goals 

  1. Attempt a 5k
  2. Listen to the M-O songs in my iTunes library
  3. Document an ordinary day in pictures
  4. Fly a kite
  5. 3 miles a day for 2 weeks
  6. Finish Krystin’s gift
  7. Start a SRT study
  8. Finish Harry Potter #4 and start #5
  9. Save $750
  10. +100 to my gratitude journal

…I mean, I did better than last month, right?! It sucks to not cross a lot off my list, but at the same time I’ve barely had time to breathe, let alone figure out a time to fly a kite. I did join a StepBet which has also taken up a lot of my time – I’m realizing how NOT active I am, so even though I didn’t do #1 and #5, I have been hitting 13,500 steps 2x a week and 11,000 steps 4x a week for the past month. It’s part of why I’m exhausted all the time 😀 So I have been accomplishing what I wanted, just in a different way.

For May, seeing as how it’s already 10 days into it and I’m just now having a moment to even sit down and blog I’m going to go so easy on myself and I’m going to stray from the list of 10 goals and make it much smaller and much more reasonable.

May Goals // stephanieorefice.net

  1. Get all of my Poshmark closet/supplies organized for when I leave
  2. Order new polymailers from Amazon for Poshmark
  3. Save $600
  4. Finish my new 101 in 1001 list
  5. Clean my room before I leave for Nashville
  6. Finish my StepBet (and get my $40 back!)

Man. I’m excited for a pause from the current flow of life to spend the summer in Nashville. 🙂 What are y’all looking forward to this summer?

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