A Look Back on My Goals

Good Morning!

Year after year I’ve set big goals for myself in January. Typically they are unattainable but they always lead me to push myself to work hard. As the new year approaches, however, I have yet to find the motivation to do anything big and exciting. I thought today it might be fun to take a look back at goals I’ve set the past few years to spark something for 2017.

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December Focus

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I’m currently in Seattle, WA on a work trip to the Microsoft headquarters. While it’s always hard to leave, I do appreciate traveling because it gives me some time to myself. I’m looking forward to reading on the plane, getting to have some good food and for some energizing meetings.

I’m also looking forward to enjoying the last month of the year. There is a lot to celebrate and lots of fun on the calendar.  To keep me focused on what matters, I sat down and wrote out some goals for the close of the year. [Read more…]

November Focus

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First of all, I cannot believe it’s November. For me it seems that by this time is the time of the year that I start to get a little anxious and start thinking about 2017 goals. I’m definitely there and quite frankly I’m feeling a bit burnt out on goal setting. This year has been a year of push and hustle and it seems like I’m slowly dragging to the finish line. With that in mind, I put a lot of thought into this month’s goals.

November is going to be a crazy month for me. There are two trips on the calendar for me-one for fun to Portland as a family and one for work to Seattle. In between the trips we are hosting Thanksgiving and we are in the midst of the last few weeks of our remodel. Our house has been turned upside down as they finish the last steps of painting, floors and cabinetry and I have to admit it’s been a huge test for me to have our normally clean house be pure chaos. It’s also the end of my busy season at work, which always a hustle to the finish. There’s a lot of good going on, but it’ll be a month of trying to find balance amidst the chaos. [Read more…]

A Week of Self Care Accountability

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You guys, I have reached the point of burnout. I ended last week feeling like I was running on fumes and it continued into this week. The days are long and even though I’ve removed everything non-essential from my life, my plate is very full. Instead of fighting it, I have accepted that I’m in a crazy stage of life right now and am trying my best to stay calm amongst the chaos.

I’m switching things up a bit and moving away from sharing my weekly routine. I’ve got it down, so instead I want to focus on one goal per week and use these posts to hold me accountable. This week I focused on self-care and set a goal to be accountable to myself every day. I kept track of the things I did for myself throughout the week and thought I would share this list today.

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October Focus


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September left me on the verge of being totally burnt out. There’s a lot going on in our life and it does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. This month I’m focusing on trying to do what I can to manage this feeling, even though I know patience is the key.

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September Focus


Good Morning!

We had an amazing trip to NYC and I look forward to sharing all about it next week. In the meantime, I thought I would stop in to keep myself on track as we move into the new month.

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July Focus

Good Afternoon!

We are now officially over half way through the year and I had to admit that I’m proud of myself for sticking to my monthly goals this year. It’s almost time to get out and enjoy the long weekend, but first it’s time to check in.

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June Focus

Good Evening!

Two posts in one week! We are halfway through the year and I’m keeping myself to holding goals for the remainder of the year. But first, let’s focus on my goals for June.

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May Focus

Good Morning!

It was a productive, relaxing and busy weekend over here. My weekend started off with a yoga class and my first book club meeting in months on Friday night. The rest of the weekend was a combination of organizing for our upcoming move (we donated nine bags of stuff!), relaxing and hanging out as a family. The countdown is on and it is starting to feel real!


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April Focus

Good Afternoon!

It’s been one heck of a week over here! Finally, after 10 months of waiting we got our house approval on Tuesday. We are super excited, but that also means that our condo is going back up on the market today, our inspection is next week and we have started the fun process with the bank.

Meanwhile, I’m in the process of dealing with my Dad’s Estate and selling his company and house. Not to mention the fact that we have a five month old, a high energy dog and two full time jobs. Things are crazy right now, to say the least.

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