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The other day I looked at my blog and laughed because at this point all I do with it is post my monthly goals. But it is 1. better than nothing and 2. great accountability for me to ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH THEM. Which, for the first time in… oh idk, months? ALMOST happened. Like the closest I’ve been in a real long time.

October Goals

October Goals

  1. Have 650 available listings on Poshmark
    Ended the month with 703 available!
  2. Visit 2 new coffee shops
    PDX Brew in Nashville + Green Frog Coffee in Jackson, TN w/Allyson
  3. Get rid of 20 items from my closet
    I listed a BUNCH of my personal stuff in my Poshmark closet!
  4. Bake apple muffins
    Snuck this one in at the last minute, but got it done!
  5. Visit a pumpkin patch
  6. Make apple cider
    We made so much cider we have NO SPACE FOR, haha!
  7. Send a care package with an empty Birchbox
    I was SO EXCITED to do this <3
  8. Go to the gym 3 xs
  9. See First Man in IMAX
  10. Journal 5 xs

I did… 9/10 of the things on my list! 90%! That’s pretty amazing if you ask me. 😀

November Goals

November Goals

  1. Organize under the bed
    It’s a HOT MESS under there, and I want to get it under control
  2. Read 1 book
  3. Journal 10xs 
    It felt SO GOOD to journal last month and I want to keep it going.
  4. Stay hydrated for 10 days
  5. Clean out my car
  6. Pay off our credit cards & have $1,000 in savings
    We’ve been letting our cards have a bit of a  balance and I’m kind of last minute cramming for saving for taxes because I just dropped the ball on that one.
  7. Exercise for 20+ minutes 5xs
    Last month I wanted to go to the gym because we got a gym membership and I wanted to keep that goal but also allow myself the ability to work towards in when I don’t have time to drive across town to go to the gym.
  8. Try a new coffee shop
    😀
  9. Buy new bins for my Poshmark inventory
    My Poshmark inventory is out of control and I need some more bins to help it stay organized!
  10. Take a bath
    #selfcare

What are your goals for the month? I’ve been having a LOT of really productive days and so I’m excited to stay determined to cross off my daily to-do lists and stay on top of my monthly goals.

 

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October 2018 Goals

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Happy October! One day I’ll get back to posting my monthly goals on the first of the month, but until then we’ll have to take them a week into it. I’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately and forgot to factor that into my September goals, but at least I did some of them, I guess. First a look back at September’s Goals.

September Goals

  1. Post 6 blog posts
  2. Send friend mail
  3. Re-do my “about me” page
  4. Get rid of the behind the couch clutter
  5. Buy flowers
  6. Decorate for fall
  7. Host an Instagram giveaway
  8. Try a new coffee shop
  9. Read a book
  10. Apply for 10 sponsored opportunities

6/10 .. over half! That’s something.

October Goals

  1. Have 650 available listings on Poshmark
    As of right now, I have 575.
  2. Visit 2 new coffee shops
  3. Get rid of 20 items from my closet
  4. Bake apple muffins
  5. Visit a pumpkin patch
  6. Make apple cider
  7. Send a care package with an empty Birchbox
  8. Go to the gym 3 xs
  9. See First Man in IMAX
  10. Journal 5 xs

Starting to realize that my goals can be more than just forcing myself to do things I don’t want to do, my goals can be things I WANT to do.

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September Goals

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It’s been a hot minute since I posted a goals post, but I am needing a list for the month SO BAD!

This month is pretty crazy – a LOT  (and I mean A LOT) of traveling. We’re talking almost 1/2 of the nights of this month NOT sleeping in my own bed. I’ve been realizing that when there are nights away from home on the horizon, I tend to lose my sanity and freak out and shut down. That makes goals so much more important – if I can determine what is important to me and make a cross-offable (made that up thank you very much!) list to stay motivated.

My lists have been very specific to accomplishing my 101 in 1001 list and I’m stepping away from that and making my list full of things I immediately need/want to get done, regardless of if it moves the needle on my 101 list or not.

September Goals

September Goals

  1. Post 6 blog posts
  2. Send friend mail
  3. Re-do my “about me” page
  4. Get rid of the behind the couch clutter
  5. Buy flowers
  6. Decorate for fall
  7. Host an Instagram giveaway
  8. Try a new coffee shop
  9. Read a book
  10. Apply for 10 sponsored opportunities

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May 2018 Goals

Shoot y’all. May is LITERALLY HALFWAY OVER and I’m just now dropping my goals for the month here. April was rough. I always reference my planner for my goals and Justen put my planner away and I couldn’t find it. 😐 ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, when I finally looked back at my goals I was excited that I did much better than I’d imagined.

April Goals:

  1. New Recipe
  2. Buy Flowers
  3. Read 2 books
  4. Wear earrings every day for a month and get rid of any I don’t wear or like (#71 on my 101 list)
    So this just in: earrings absolutely destroy my ears, does anyone else have this problem? My piercings kept getting kind of infected. I wore earrings every day the best I could and have determined the few earrings I’d like to keep. I figured that counted 😀
  5. add 50 entries to my gratitude journal
  6. Go on a hike
  7. Send 4 letters
  8. Celebrate a random holiday
    Caramel Popcorn Day. It didn’t end well, let’s just leave it at that.
  9. Try a new coffee shop
  10. Clean up my blog’s draft folder

Completed: 6/10 60%

ANYWAY. On to May. That rhymes :]

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MAY GOALS

  1. Try a new recipe
  2. Buy myself flowers
  3. Send bday cards to Hannah & Cillian
  4. Try a new coffeeshop
  5. Go on a hike
  6. Order Poshmark business cards
  7. Read 2 books {1 of 2 finished}
  8. 50 gratitude entries
  9. Take photos of 10 things that make me happy
  10. Go on 3 walks and listen to podcasts {1 of 3}

It’s weird how setting goals takes some fine tweaking. I need to figure out how to set really realistic and beneficial goals that I’m excited about working towards. Because we’re already halfway through the month, there’s some stuff I’ve already accomplished. Now if only I could remember to add these freaking goal posts at the freaking beginning of the month, lol.

 

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March 2018

This year I’m documenting what happens one little month at a time. It’s on my 101 list and it’s fun to keep track of what we’re doing. I’m sure that in years to come we’ll look back on the little details and be happy that we can remember them 🙂 Cheers to that.

Coffee Shops Visited: 8

  • Crema
  • Slow Hand Coffee
  • Case Study Coffee
  • Stumptown
  • Jim & Patty’s
  • Hidden River
  • Saint Simon
  • Thatcher’s Coffee

 

NOTABLE EVENTS

1 – Went to Arnold’s, Crema and RCA Studio-B.
2 – Went to Peg Leg Porker, Slow Hand Coffee Roasters. Cinco with Ernie
3 – Bowling with the Halter’s
4 – Oscar’s Party at the Halter’s
5 – Surprised the twins at their school before flying home (and discovering our flight was cancelled!)

9 – I bought Bachelor Nation 😀
10 – Went to Case Study Coffee + a cute little bakery next to it. Attempted to make a paleo apple crisp and it was AWFUL. 11 – Went to the Portland Saturday Market & Stumptown Coffee
14 – Volunteered at The Salvation Army
16 – Went to Camp Kuratli to help judge the Bible Bowl Competition
17 – Bible Bowl competition. Went to Jim & Patty’s.
19 – Got coffee with my friend Brandi at Hidden River.
21 – Volunteered at The Salvation Army
23 – Walked around the mall with my friend Anna. Had Happy Hour at Feast316 and met up with some friends at the Portland Night Market

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27 – Went to Saint Simon Coffee Roasters + walked to the grocery store to get dinner.
28 – Went on a hike around Lacamas Lake. Justen told me it was a walk but it was straight up a hike.

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30 – Spent the day at camp with the Nottles.

31 – Went to Thatcher’s, spent the evening with Alan + Maria

Books Read: 2

#Girlboss and Bachelor Nation (you can read my reviews here)

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Blog Posts Written: 4

Things Accomplished from my 101 in 1001 List:

  • 6 blog posts (#38)
  • 5 coffee shops (#47)
  • Tried a new recipe (#50)
  • 2 books (#57)
  • Bought myself flowers (#68)

Catch up on our year:

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April 2018 Goals

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Freaking March…. and that’s all I have to say about that. Here’s how I did on my March goals. I was really close to some of them, ugh.

  1. Read 2 books
  2. 50 entries to gratitude journal
  3. Meet FitBit goals 10xs
    I didn’t even CHARGE my Fitbit until like March 16th. I hit my goals 8 times between March 16-31, which was pretty good and I totally would have made it if I’d charged the stupid thing earlier.
  4. Buy flowers
  5. Try new recipe
    We tried another Lemon Chicken recipe!
  6. Join a gym
    OK so turns out gyms are kind of expensive (what the heck?) so instead I started to be more intentional with at-home workouts, which actually became more of a thing! So even though I didn’t actually accomplish this, I did kind of accomplish what I was hoping would come out of it.
  7. Track my spending
    We spent a lot. It was hard to track because I forgot to do it daily and didn’t know how to figure out what I’d spent money on a week prior. Ugh.
  8. List 100 items
    I listed 93. I was so close. Whatever.
  9. Post 6 blogs
    Nope. I think I did four. One a week. I’m a rockstar.
  10. Get caught up on Poshmark books

5/10. 50%. Ughhhhh. I was SO CLOSE to some of them, but got really serious about it too late to actually finish it. Oh. well.

I’m fighting a little bit of defeat and just kind of meh feelings these days so I’m going to look at that as glass half full. Last month I only did 4, so I actually improved, haha.

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April Goals

  1. New Recipe
  2. Buy Flowers
  3. Read 2 books
  4. Wear earrings every day for a month and get rid of any I don’t wear or like (#71 on my 101 list)
  5. add 50 entries to my gratitude journal
  6. Go on a hike
  7. Send 4 letters
  8. Celebrate a random holiday
  9. Try a new coffee shop
  10. Clean up my blog’s draft folder

Okay so spoiler alert. It’s April 3rd and I’ve already accomplished 2 of those. Last night I bought myself flowers (Bless you, 1/2 off Easter flowers at Fred Meyer) and we tried a new recipe. So I’m gonna go ahead and do myself a favor and start this month with those two things crossed off, thank ya’ very much.

You know what random holiday we’re going to celebrate? Freaking Caramel Popcorn Day. It’s on April 7th. Just in case y’all wanted to add it to your calendars or something. 🙂

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