Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mid-Year Progress Report and Refocusing

I was a bit ambitious with my goals this year... so I'm taking this half-way point in 2014 to re-evaluate and refocus my efforts.




Here is what I said I was going to do every month:


  • Walk, run, or jog at least 1 mile per day 
  • Read at least three books
  • Read the whole Bible by the end of the year

I am doing great with the first two goals, but the third one basically failed after the first week. I'm thinking of trying to start this again, but haven't completely decided at this point.



I also had some lofty goals for each month, while I didn't originally list them here I am going to share them now.


January
  • Donate or get rid of 100 things - I did this in January and in May!
  • No spend January - I did well for the most part, but I did spend a little bit of money
February
  • Watch 2 Levo League Office Hours each week - epic failure here, I think I watched one
March
  •  Attend Baltimore SOPHE conference - I did this and it was a blast!
April
  • 30 day squat challenge - forgot about this...April was a super busy month
May
  • 30 miles in 30 days - I definitely walked 30 miles, but the goal was to run
June
  • Work on photography - I did this a little...but will work on it more in July




Here is the revised plan for the summer and fall of 2014!
July
  • Work on photography
  • 30 day squat challenge
August
  • Try rock climbing
September
  • Secure a big girl job
October
  • Go to Seattle
  • Beauty store makeover
November
  • Watch one documentary each week
  • 30 miles in 30 days
December
  • Captivating Journal/Study Guide

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer Goals Update 2

I've been busy these past few weeks and got a few more things crossed off. 

I counted the change I've been collecting since last August and I'm at just over $100! I'm pretty excited about that. =]

I completed the minimalist scavenger hunt I found on facebook and donated all the items I collected from my apartment. I feel much more calm since completing this!

I started scanning my magazine inspiration pages, yay clearing up paper clutter.

I've been working out at least 4 times per week and on off days I'm aiming to walk at least 3.5 miles.

I rediscovered my love for the library and have kicked out a ton of reading. I recommend all of these books!






Here's what my list is looking like:
  1. Train & run a 5k 
  2. 30 day squat challenge
  3. Work on my 2014 yearbook
  4. Write a letter to myself in 10 years
  5. Scan my favorite magazine pages
  6. Read 12 books (Impossible, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and Other Concerns), Foundations, Girls in White Dresses, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, If I Stay)
  7. Watch Levo League Office Hours
  8. Count my change jar
  9. Learn to code on Codecademy
  10. Repaint abstract painting for living room
  11. Minimalist scavenger hunt and donation
  12. Unplug for an entire day

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Summer Goals Update Numero Uno

I can cross off one thing and put another in progress as of today!
  1. Train & run a 5k 
  2. 30 day squat challenge
  3. Work on my 2014 yearbook
  4. Write a letter to myself in 10 years
  5. Scan my favorite magazine pages
  6. Read 12 books (Impossible)
  7. Watch Levo League Office Hours
  8. Count my change jar
  9. Learn to code on Codecademy
  10. Repaint abstract painting for living room
  11. Minimalist scavenger hunt and donation
  12. Unplug for an entire day

I finished repainting the art for my living room... I love it and now it matches my living room colors better.



I started and finished my first book in the past day and a half, which I haven't done since I read the Harry Potter books the first time. I would highly recommend the book Impossible by Nancy Werlin, it was an engaging puzzle that I tried to figure out myself as the characters went along. I tore through the book; it helped me escape my brain for a short time and enter into an entirely different sort of crazy!

What are you reading?

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Summer Goals List

Most of these things are also on my 101 in 1001 list, but I decided to get a move on them over this summer and am trying to keep myself accountable be posting here!

  1. Train & run a 5k 
  2. 30 day squat challenge
  3. Work on my 2014 yearbook
  4. Write a letter to myself in 10 years
  5. Scan my favorite magazine pages
  6. Read 12 books
  7. Watch Levo League Office Hours
  8. Count my change jar
  9. Learn to code on Codecademy
  10. Repaint abstract painting for living room
  11. Minimalist scavenger hunt and donation
  12. Unplug for an entire day


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Saturday, May 3, 2014

MIA

It's been a little while since I posted anything...


This is a real place in Baltimore! So cool.



This semester definitely got the best of me. I was doing really well at the beginning balancing school, work, the blog, and family... then I started saying "yes" too much. I learned a lot about myself these past few months and am looking forward to being able to post more about my 101 in 1001 progress and other things, now that the semester is over!

Have a great Saturday!!!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mary Scholz - Awesome Album Release



One of my friends, Mary Scholz just released a new album today. You should definitely check it out, because it is amazing!

Read more about Mary Scholz here:
http://www.maryscholz.com/wp/

You can buy the album on iTunes here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-girl-you-thought-you-knew/id814545576

Do you know of any cool emerging artists? I am always looking for some awesome new music!

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