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New Year's Resolutions

(This was originally posted on December 31st, 2016)Hey everybody, we wanted to wish you an early “Happy New Year !” and hope you’re having a fun time today !...more

No Outcomes Needed, Why I Don’t Care to go Viral, & Reaching Your Goals

Typically when you put your thoughts, dreams, ambitions, plans, heart, and soul or maybe just a bit of yourself out there in the world for all to see, you have some measured outcome in mind....more

Setting Goals for Achievement this October

I'm letting the cat out of the bag here in the beginning. September month didn't go very well. I'm not entirely sure why, but I've been wasting more time than not. I've also really struggled with routines. Different things led us to being off our routine and I've really had difficulty in re-establishing them. I will say though, in the last few days, that's gotten much better. Maybe it's the kick that October is here or maybe I'm finally ready.Nonetheless, my goals are still important, so let me review my (lack of) progress and set some new ones for October....more

Dream Zone

I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.Ashton Kutcher(Click to Tweet)  Break through the doorJump over the fence.Don't seek out the shadows. ...more

Making Progress & Moving Forward {September 2016 Goals}

These last few months of writing down my goals, sharing them with all of you, and then tracking my progress has been awesome!  I really wasn't lying when I said last month that I get a sense of freedom with this goal setting stuff.  Even when I don't achieve all of my goals, I feel better.  Plus, the tracking I do in my planner/journal really gives me an additional clue to the progress I'm making.  Not to mention, this visual representation helps my Momma self see that I am doing things each day.  I don't know about you, but it's so hard for me to see all that I rea...more
Writing my goals out has been so helpful for me as well!  I enjoyed finding your blog and will ...more

A Peek At My Routine & How I Reach My Goals

You know I've started writing my goals for the month and sharing them with you, right? Then, you also know that last month, my fitness goal didn't go quite as well as I'd hoped it would. I wish I could tell you exactly why and what to do so you don't fall into that same pattern, but I can't. I can tell you I was tired and my sleep was off, I was busy, I was unmotivated, and many other things. Yet, somehow none of those reasons sit quite right with me....more

Setting Goals Creates Freedom - August 2016

I don't know about you, but this setting goals thing at the beginning of every month is kind of exciting. This isn't the exciting feeling that leads to jumping up and down.  I does mean the kind of excited of being filled with hope and a sense of freedom. Some of this freedom feeling, for me, comes from visual cues that I accomplished something(s) over the previous month.  I also feel that I'm free to work towards accomplishing more in the coming month. It feels good to see where I've been, where I want to go, and look at ways in which I keep moving forward....more

The ONE Way to Do Anything

 With all of the self-help books and websites out there, it may be hard to believe that there’s one key to doing anything.  Ready?...more

Setting My July 2016 Goals

Last month, I began the practice of actually writing out my goals for the month. There's always so much I want to do, yet I often get sidetracked. I blame that on my various interests, curiosity, and desire to be and do so much when it comes to Hun and the boys. But, it's also because of all this sidetracking, I sometimes don't know or remember what direction I want to go and I also get so much going, that projects aren't completed. This seems to be more difficult for me now, but I really want to get a handle on it....more