Happy January friends!
I cannot believe that 2015 is upon us! This year in going to be a big year in my books! I am graduating from NC State in May, I am finishing up wedding planning all summer, one of my best friends is having a baby in May/June, and I am getting married in October!! I am also looking and hoping to get a big girl job, and hopefully it will be closer to home! Whew! That is a lot of changes! Not to mention that I have so many friends getting married in 2015 as well! It is going to be super busy!
One of the problems I have is that I shut down when I am super overwhelmed. Seriously. I look at everything I have to do, and my little mind says, "Nooooo!" and my body says, "Let's take a break!" And...I do! That is why one of my New Year's Resolutions is to take the time to make goals each month, and only worry about achieving my goals! So here are my plans for January!
1 - Be HealthyThis has so many meanings it is not even funny! In December, I went to go see one of my doctor's for the first time in two years, and it was terrifying what he was going to find. I was so worked up about seeing him, that I almost talked myself out of going the day of the appointment. My appointment went great, however, and all my results were good. That is only one doctor in a long list of doctors I need to see, so one of my "Be Healthy" goals is to schedule my appointments this month! Joshua and I have also decided to give up fried foods (I could totally cry about this) and sugar (I gave up artificial sugar...only exception is my coffee). We both want to take a jump start in being healthier, and I guess this is how we are going to do it! One of my friends did Whole30, and I am hoping that maybe by Lent, Joshua might want to do a Whole30 for 40 days with me! Maybe!
2 - Plan Accordingly
This is so super important for so many reasons. I am graduating in May and planning an October wedding. I need to make sure that my schedule is working. I missed out on one caterer, and I am currently talking to another one. I cannot let any of this fall through the cracks! At the same time, I am a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding, a photographer in another friend’s wedding, and I have to plan a baby shower! I am super busy, so taking good notes in class, and keeping up with a planner is a big deal! Joshua and I also have to be sure we stay on top of communicating with one another, because in this transition period, it is important that we are one the same page.
3 - Be Happy
This is critical. I have to be able to enjoy my life! I have to be able to find the joy in my life, and enjoy the things I do, because at some point in time, everything is going to get stressful. When that happens, I need to be sure that I have some "me" time planned out, and one of the outlets I really want to pursue this year is blogging. I absolutely love this y'all, but it is so hard to stay on top of life, and blogging just slips away! At the end of the day, I have the choice to spend time doing what I have to do, or spend time blogging. I want to stay on top of this so bad! Last year, in August, I posted 14 posts, and in June, July and October, I posted two. 14 is too much, but two is not enough! I like a happy number between there. If I post twice a week, then I am posting 8 times a month. I think that is a good idea to try!
So there they are! I have a bulleted list written down, but this is the ultimate game plan! Hopefully, I can do this, and maybe you want to do this with me! Be healthy, happy, and organized!
What are you January 2015 goals? Are they also your 2015 resolutions?
Like I said, let me know!
These are great goals! You can do it :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Bri! I cannot wait to get together again! We will have to do it soon! :)Delete
These are some awesome goals. You're going to rock them!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! I love your blog!!Delete
Love your resolutions and think that they are all so important. I love especially #2 - I found that in planning my schedule and life better, I was able to be healthier (planning what I was going to eat before being hungry and getting take-out as an example) and even happier by being able to not feel guilty about sitting and watching a favourite TV show because I knew my to-do list was done for the day. Found your blog on the In a Sequoia link up and will definitely be back! All the best for 2015.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! I am so excited about 2015, but I want to be sure I keep my goals in mind while my life is changing drastically!! I am also thrilled that you enjoyed reading my blog!! It makes me feel so special to have people and read and enjoy it! You are going to have an amazing 2015 as well!! :)Delete
Love these goals!! It would be so hard for me to cut our fried foods- but it would surely make a difference. It sounds like you have your priorities in a great place- you are gonna rock 2015.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Tabitha! I LOVED the gifts you sent and I owe you a post (which I am working on) and an email!! I will be hollering your way soon!! :)Delete