January 2013 Goals

I'm back on the blogging train & two months behind on content. Bare with me as I play catch up. 

I decided to change the way I set goals this year to make my goals more measurable and to challenge myself on a continual basis. I will set three goals every month: a fitness goal, a creative goal, and a personal goal. I haven’t made any “rules” around this format, which means goals may re-appear from month to month or change throughout the month. The important part for me is that I remain both inspired and challenged.


My fitness goal was to run a mile a day for the month: completed successfully (more on that, later).
My creative goal was to start and keep up with Project Life: completed & ongoing (definitely more on this, later).
My personal goal was to purge the stuff I/ we no longer need: in progress.

My fitness and creative goals are getting their own posts, so I thought I’d talk a little about January's personal goal.

Since I can remember I’ve been a pack rat hoarder collector. Throughout my life I have amassed a collection of stamps, rocks, books, magazines, clothes, DVD’s…  the list goes on. I have a hard time parting with things. I get it from my dad (who just so happens to have an amazing matchbook collection).

Simply put: I have a lot of stuff.

At this point in our lives, Ben and I live in a five-bedroom home. This means I have a lot of space to store my stuff: a scary reality. I labeled this goal “in progress” as I feel I have a ways to go. We’ve donated several large pieces of furniture; however, my hoody and shoe collections require an overhaul and are next on the chopping block. I'm inspired for a thorough spring-cleaning.

My question for you: do you “collect” stuff or am I alone in my hoarder-like tendencies? Anyone? Bueller? 


I'm back.

I feel like I haven’t blogged in a year.  Well.  I guess that’s partly true. 

Life has been insanely busy and blogging has taken a back seat for the past six months. If you’re reading this it means I still have a follower and for that I am grateful. This blog and I have shared a tumultuous journey.

When I started blogging back in 2008 I vowed to never post for the sake of posting. Although I had ambitions to churn out daily content, I never wanted to sacrifice quality for quantity. I’m the first to admit my early posts are juvenile and - in some cases – pointless. That being said, I cherish these silly blogging experiments which have brought me to where I am today: married, 27, working full time for a great employer, and freelancing as a wedding planner and designer in my spare time. Although I’ve been away from the blog for several months, I’ve spent a lot of time contemplating how I want to shape this corner of the internet and how I can integrate the experiences I’ve acquired thorough blogging trial and error to make it my own.  More original content, less fluff.  More present, less missing in action. You know the drill... it's coming

I truly appreciate the support I’ve received from friends old and new and the relationships I’ve formed with the people I’ve met through the blog itself. I can’t wait for what’s to come.


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