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Goals- April 2017

 

So I finally completed my #powersheetprep 2017. For those of you that do not know or use Powersheets , all that means is that I went through all the exercises and made sure my goals align with who I am now and the past 6 months. I think a lot of it stayed the same but some of it may have changed a little. It may be more refined.

So like always a recap of the Previous month, March. Here we go. So I actually thought i posted March goals but i guess I didnt. So here goes the recap.

Monthly

  1. Figure out student loan info
  2. Post Clothes to Posh/ Mercardi and BST Lilly Boards
  3. Make a budget and savings plan and keep it
  4. Finish and send that email
  5. Work on Blog Logo, Editorial Calandar and List of Brands / People i want to work with
  6. Send Best Friend her Birthday Present from like a year ago
  7. Make progress on young adult group
  8. Be more active
  9. Make and Keep Friend Dates
  10. Start and Finish Powersheet Prep for 2017

Weekly:

  1. Read Make It Happen, Nothing To Loose and Power your happy Smile
  2. No Spending/ Spend $15 a week or less SmileSmileSmile
  3. Pay Down Kohls/ Capital One SmileSmileSmile
  4. Get a credit at every shift SmileBe right backSmile
  5. Clean Room and Bathroom
  6. Office Hours( 10 hours) [Learn Adobe]

Daily :

  1. In The Wait Study- This did not happen at all
  2. No Shopping – Surprisingly I did well until the end of the month where i bought a course and a Lilly Thing
  3. Take Exjade – This also went well I remembered almost 75% of all mornings and nights
  4. Drink at least One Water Bottle – This happened thanks to my Contigo Water Bottle
  5. WorkOut – This happened a couple of times but not enough that it became a habit
  6. Meditate / Silence – Yeah, Nope happened like twice
  7. Get up Early – Kind of. It wasnt 7:30 but it was around 8 until i started not feeling well.

Now on to April Goals:

Monthly:

  1. Make an inspiration board. I know this is technically part of powersheet prep but i didnt have time to make it perfect or have a lot of time so here is to being intentional and accomplishing it this month.
  2. Finish and Send that darn email.
  3. Set up and have meeting for young adult group at church.
  4. Buy Domain and hosting.
  5. Read 12 week year and Apply. Start on conquer your year agenda.
  6. Figure out content posting schedule.
  7. Find Beginner Adobe Courses and work on them.
  8. Make and follow both a budget and savings plan.
  9. Find a hematologist in Athens.

Weekly:

  1. Plan Meals and schedule Workouts.
  2. Read two books a week.
  3. Start batching content and set up a routine.
  4. Do one thing on my goals in which there is no turning back from.
  5. Work on Adobe Learning at least 10 hours a week.
  6. Spend Less than $15 a week.
  7. Take Pictures of clothes and post to BST Groups/Posh/ Mercardi
  8. Pay down credit card/student loan debt

Daily:

  1. Drink 2 bottles of h2o a day.
  2. Miracle Morning
  3. No Phone after 9:30 pm.
  4. Office Hours for working on Content and learning.
  5. Take Exjade twice a day.
  6. Track Spending
  7. Do something active.

March Goals and February Recap

 

March 2017 (1)

So about February…….

Monthly Goals:

  • Call someone regarding starting a Young Adult Group at Church- Kinda did, emailed her on the last day of the month.

  • Finish the 2nd Game of Thrones Book – A Clash of Kings

  • Post Lilly that I no longer wear to Poshmark, Mercardi, and BST Boards on Facebook- Kinda did the opposite and bought from these boards. This is what made me realize that I had a problem.

  • Write THAT Email- started haven’t written in it since. Last night I thought of some stuff but of course I have by now forgotten.

  • Make and Keep 2 Friend dates

  • Get into a routine(Morning)

  • Come up with a Budget –And Stick to it– Contentment Challenge RESTART- Kinda did. Well I am recommitting to it for Lent and no more buying anything.I already blew it at Kohl’s because I was trying to get Kohl’s cash.

  • Come up with a Savings Plan

  • Plan for Blog going Forward- Once again kinda. I knew what my goals are for the year and the next three months , one of them being more consistent in posting is still my downfall. I did get a little notebook to carry around with me for when an idea strikes. I have the ideas I just have to actually write them – plain and simple.

  • Powersheets Prep 2017- Turns out I could put this on the next month

  • Keep up with Cultivate What Matters Book Club, She Reads Truth , and the In The Wait Study

Weekly Goals:

  • Call my Best Friend – Well I have texted her and kept in contact so that is an improvement.
  • Do Blogilates – Yeah did not happen.
  • Go Running
  • Work on Skillshare class- Photoshop- Did not happen. Part of it was I didn’t have the computer that has Photoshop and then I was working a lot.  
  • Get peoples addresses I care about
  • Bi-Weekly Blogposts
  • Read 1 book a week

Daily Goals:

  • Do stuff I know I need to do (Exjade and CPAP Machine)- I have mixed feelings about my CPAP machine and I know I did not take the exjade as often as I should and my ferritin level showed it. This shouldn’t be a problem because if I get too much iron in my body I can basically die- you would think that that would do it. It is just brutal on my stomach.
  • Drink Enough Water – kinda happened because I got a new water bottle and when I used it drank more water and in turn felt better.
  • Write something everyday- Nope
  • Blogilates – Nope
  • Get Up Early (by 7:30)- Not really. I mean I woke up early but then I just went back to sleep.

 

 

So now on to March Goals:

Monthly Goals:

  • Figure out student loan stuff. Reactivate my Payment plan.
  • Post Clothes to Poshmark, BST Boards
  • Read 5 Books
  • Make and Keep Budget and Savings Plan. Continue to work on Contentment Challenge.
  • Contentment Challenge: No SHOPPING, Catch up on the In The Wait Study, Read Nothing to Prove.
  • Finish and send THAT Email
  • Blog Logo, editorial calendar and Posting schedule, List of dream brands people i want to work with.
  • Send BF her birthday present that is like 1.5 yrs old. – whoops
  • Make Progress on Young Adult Group at Church
  • Be more Active.
  • Start and finish Powersheets 2017 Prep.
  • Make and Keep Friend dates  

Weekly Goals:

  • Read Make It Happen, Nothing to Prove, Power your happy and make progress on them.
  • No Spending on things i do not need
  • Pay Down my credit cards (Kohls/Capital One)
  • Get a credit every shift
  • Clean Room and Bathrrom
  • Spend $15 or Less a week
  • Office Hours (10 hours) – Learn Photoshop, Click Funnels, Work on Blog , SBB Classes

Daily Goals:

  • In the Wait Study
  • No Shopping
  • Take Exjade and Do what I am supposed to do ( CPAP)
  • Drink at least 72 oz H2O – Changed to 2 24 oz Contigo Water Bottles a Day
  • Work Out
  • Meditate / Silence
  • Get up early and find a routine that works.

February 2017 Goals

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I am going to try a new thing where i post my monthly goals. I use #powersheets so they will be in the format of Monthly , Weekly and Daily. I know i am doing this all out of order but i am not supposed to start my new #Powersheets till April. Luckily there is nothing magical about January first.

Monthly Goals:

  • Call someone regarding starting a Young Adult Group at Church
  • Finish the 2nd Game of Thrones Book – A Clash of Kings
  • Post Lilly that I no longer wear to Poshmark, Mercardi, and BST Borads on Facebook
  • Write THAT Email
  • Make and Keep 2 Friend dates
  • Get into a routine(Morning)
  • Come up with a Budget –And Stick to it- Contentment Challenge RESTART
  • Come up with a Savings Plan
  • Plan for Blog going Forward
  • Powersheet Prep 2017
  • Keep up with Cultivate What Matters Book Club, She Reads Truth , and the In The Wait Study

Weekly Goals:

  • Call my Best Friend
  • Do Blogilates
  • Go Running
  • Work on Skillshare class- Photoshop
  • Get peoples addresses I care about
  • Bi-Weekly BlogPosts
  • Read 1 book a week

Daily Goals:

  • Do stuff I know i need to do (Exjade and CPAP Machine)
  • Drink Enough Water
  • Write something everyday
  • Blogilates
  • Get Up Early (by 7:30)

Goals 2017

2017

 

So I am a little late on doing these, but hey there is nothing magical about January 1st. Thanks , Lara Casey

I have been behind on my powersheets. This is the reason I am still finishing last years.So i haven’t been able to write out new goals but i am staying pretty close to last year. So here we go- no more time procrastinating.

Health/Body

1.Take better care of myself

2. Go to bed and wake up early

3. Do the things I know I should do – take Exjade , CPAP

4. Be more active

5.Drink more Water

Finances

1.Contentment Challenge

2.Save Money

3.Pay my insurance monthly

Relationships

1.Start a young adult group at church

2.Send letters to friends

3.Make “dates” to see friends

God

1. Have quiet time daily

Other

1.Read 52 Books in a year

2.Write daily

3.Blog more often / 3 times a week

4.Learn Photoshop / Coding

5. Go through my clothes and give away/ Poshmark

Rare Disease Day 2016

I bet you haven’t heard of Rare Disease Day, that’s OK because i am going to tell you all about it and what make me RARE. And this post is not sponsored in any way , I just feel really strongly about today. 

What is a Rare Disease ? 
A Rare Disease is a disease that affects less than 200,000 people in the US 


Why is this so important to me ?
I have a Rare Blood Disorder. It is called Diamond Black Fann Anemia, DBA for short. It is something i have had my entire life. There are only two ways to treat it either by steroids, prednisone, or by chronic blood transfusions. Most of my life it has been pretty well handled until a couple of years ago.

I was on chronic steroids for 18 years and just recently switched to chronic blood transfusion , because believe it or not the side effects are mostly less. All of that being said it is important to me that rare diseases get their time in the spotlight per se. I know not a lot of people know about DBA and now one of my goals is to get it out there along with the importance of giving blood. There are lots more like me who need blood every 3-6 weeks in order to live, actually around 500 people in the US.

I won the genetic lottery.
So heres to all the #spoonies and #chronicillness people I have decided to use my blog to talk about my everyday life, and that inevitably will include stuff about DBA.
I am #DBAstrong


This is one of my Awesome DBA friends. She is telling you what DBA is. enjoy.

Blogtember Challenge- Books are my Friends


Well when it comes to books I have to say be prepared for a long list. 
Oh and they are Color Coded: 
Green Is Religious 
Purple is Fantasy/Fiction 
Blue is Political/ Economical 
Currently Reading:
Just Rise Up By Sarah Francis Martin
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: The Alchhemyst , The Magician , The Sorcerress by Michael Scott
Restless: Jeanie Allen
Game of Thrones By George R. R. Martin
Have read lately:
Seventh Son Books 1 &2 by Joseph Delaney 
Make It Happen by Laura Casey 
To Read List:
Plunder and Decit by Mark Levin
The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
Throne of Glass: Sarah J. Mass
All Creatures Great and Small  by James Herriot
The Fringe Hours Jessica N. Turner
Lets all Be Brave By Annie F. Downs 
Zen and The Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss
The Selection: Kierra Cass
John Adams: David McCullough
Bitterweet by Shauna Niequist 
Wild and Free by Jess Collony 
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Warm Bodies by Isac Marion 
Lean in by Sheryl Sandberg
This Town Mark Leibovich
Rand Paul: Taking a Stand 
The Shock Doctrine: Naomi Klein 
The Founding Conservatives  David Lefer
The Presidents Bankers by Nomi Prinz

The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst

Blogtember Challenge- Currently

Currently 

Reading: Game of Thrones, Just Rise Up
  
Watching: #ULMvUGA
Listening to: Influencnet Classes, #fireworkpeople Your Inner Fire Course
Eating: All the chocolate, all the coffee , and all the pumpkin stuff
Writing: #blogtember posts ahead of time ……so that I can stay on top of it, and hopefully get a blog plan/schedule that works for me.
Dreaming: About Lots of Things; from this blog and it’s a future, to going to grad school , lots of big dreams I am not sure what or how they will work
Calling: All the doctors Offices. #spoonieprobs #DiamondBlackFannAnemia #chronicillnessporblems
Trying: To get on a normal sleep schedule , little by little to make my dreams happen. Starting with blogging more.
Texting: My #DBA friend. Sometimes all you need is someone who understands completely. When you have an orphan / rare disease that is hard to come by.
Thanking: My parents for helping me through this and understanding
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Pinning: pumpkin spice everything #noshame #fallishere #basic #whatever
Thinking: about so much  but mostly about how to keep on dreaming and trying to remember God is in control
Loving: All these storms we are getting. I love watching them and it makes falling asleep all that much easier.
Ordering:Nothing else because I am on  a #nospendspetmeber. Right now I’ve just ordered an agenda because I need on for the new year.  
Starting: my #powersheets for a second time and having much better time actually working on my goals……. Including Blogging more.
Considering: The limits that #DBA puts on me and how to still be a fully functioning adult without pushing those limits

Going: to a state park and enjoying nature.
Discovering: That it is so much easier than I thought to write and just get my thoughts on paper, it doesn’t even have to end up in a blog post. Being vulnerable to myself is worth it. Oh and I also like learning to Code. Who would’ve thought?
Feeling: blah, not like myself but better than I have in previous months
Hoping For: an answer to why I have been not feeling good. Its not good when you have stumped four doctors.
Tweeting: #fireworkpeople and trying to get involved with more twitter parties.
   
Drinking: Coffee, and more coffee.

Learning: how to code, blogging and about being more vulnerable to myself and others.
Taking Action on: the #blogtember challenge and learning how to code. And reading more
Cleaning: my closet and my room so that it can get painted and have a new floor put in. Well kinda doing this.
Praying: for all my DBA friends, that doctors figure out what is wrong with me and my family.

101 in 1001 newly updated to start in 2015……

Since my new mantra since graduating is: JUST DO IT , I have been making a lot of lists.Most of these lists have to do with how I am going to get what I want and my brain in the right place……And this is my 101 in 1001. A 1001 days is about 2.75 years so that means having everything done by 9.2017. And it’s a list of everything I have really ever wanted to do so it’s a mixture between a bucket list and goals list. The time frame is perfect long enough to do the bigger things without the pressure of a year …. and short enough to grow with me while I check them off and finish it.

Start: Januray 15   2015
End: September 30  2017
So here they are….. 101 in 1001

101 in 1001
1.       25 by 25
2.       Do one thing that scares me a week for a month
3.       Learn how to drive
4.       Take the GRE
5.       Get into grad school
6.       Move to a new city
7.       Plan a Dinner Party
8.       Learn about wine
9.       Pay for the person ahead of me
10.   Write an email to collegeprepster
11.   Go a day without technology -mostly my phone
12.   Buy a Michael Khors bag
13.   Pay off student debt
14.   Work on a campaign
15.   Read 100 books
16.   Eat a meal with chop stick s
17.   Make a thankful list weekly
18.   Get a Puppy
19.   Save all my pictures from fb
20.   Delete my fb
21.   Buy  personalized thank you cards
22.   Go to CPAC
23.   Go to a concert
24.   Figure out my go to drink
25.   Figure out my go to recipe
26.   Meditate for a month
27.   Inspire someone
28.   Do a bible study for a month – not procrastinate and do it all at the same time , at least weekly
29.   Say a rosary a day for a week
30.   Learn more about DBA
31.   See my college friends again
32.   Buy a statement necklace
33.   Buy a monogram necklace
34.   Send out a month of handwritten thank you
35.   See 10 classic films
36.   Grow my hair past shoulder length
37.   Have a picnic
38.   See five Audrey Hepburn films
39.   Write an editorial calendar and stick to it
40.   Invest in coffee table books
41.   Be published
42.   Throw a party entirely off pinterest
43.   Drink 8 glasses of water daily for a week
44.   Attend a blogging and /or social media conference
45.   Read 5 books on Presidents
46.   HP movie marathon
47.   Reread all the HP books
48.   Explore Athens, GA  
49.   Learn how make Periogies and make them
50.   Go camping
51.   Build classic / preppy wardrobe to update my current wardrobe
52.   Go to some museums in ATL and give them a chance
53.   Write a letter to myself
54.   Use my blog to improve my writing
55.   Learn how to wear scarfs
56.   Move into  my own apartment
57.   Buy a Pantigonia
58.   Get an Android
59.   Decorate a room using Pinterest
60.   Go to Ireland
61.   Eat a salad daily for two week
62.   Make amends
63.   Buy something that is Kate Spade
64.   Go to Local Levo ATL Event
65.   Completely unplug for a weekend( No phone, No laptop, No TV)
66.   Try something outside of my style in clothing and accessories  
67.   Do Lumouisty for a week straight 
68.    Read the Matchbook reading list
69.   Go to a concert
70.   Start my own  business
71.   Update my blog design
72.   Get business cards that correspond to my blog and personal business
73.   Learn about 5 artists that aren’t country that I like
74.   Make a budget and stick to it
75.   Start a young adult group at Catholic Church
76.   Scrapbook College
77.   Visit 5 colleges for Grad School
78.   Take a trip to a new city and explore
79.   Memorize the Constitution
80.   Read the Federalist Letters
81.   Learn to walk in heels
82.   Get my license
83.   Read the YAL Reading list
84.   Go on a weekend in southern cities to see if I want to live there
85.   Go on a girls weekend with my college girl friends  
86.   Throw out 25 things and not replace them
87.   Put $10 for every goal accomplished
88.   Go on a weekend with my mom and sister paid for by me
89.   Do stuff my sister wants to do paid for by me for a day
90.   Buy my parents a big present
91.   Get a digital camera for blogging and personal use
92.   Find my best beauty routine
93.   Better define my style for my blog and fashion
94.   Do my first Real Estate Deal by August 2014
95.   Go zip lining
96.   Buy something Cheetah print
97.   Go to 5 new cities
98.   Learn more about my Catholic Faith
99.   Buy a truck / Car with my own money and pay it off
100.                        Meet 5 blogging friends
101.                        Log 500 Service Hours

Lilly Pulitzer Agenda Preview

I am in love once again with the new Lilly Pulitzer Agendas. I have had two and love them both dearly for keeping me on top of what needs to be done and when. I have always gotten the large but after today I am thinking that I need the extra large for all that I have going on. Mind you , everything I am doing latley seems like to just stay afloat but that’s another story.

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Agendas

And the ones in the runnning for me come december are:

letschachapatternLoopy-Lilly-Agenda

If I decide to stick with the size I have right now; which is a large I would get either Loopy or Lets Cha Cha in Blue.

But if I upgrade to the Jumbo I will get my all time favorite pattern TUSK IN THE SUN. And I love the addition of the green elephant.

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And here is a picture that highlights all their features. At first I thought that spending $28 on an agenda was crazy. But then I used it and the rest is history.

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So what size and print are you thinking of getting? Have you preordered yet? They are available online at the Lilly Website and Lifeguard Press.

April Goals Recap

 

  1. Update master resume.- Kinda happened. I mostly just made sure I knew what I had on my resume was applicable to what I was applying for and tailored it to the job description.  
  2. Learn more about SEO optimization and implement it on my blog. Didn’t happen
  3. Check on Fall internship dates.- Got them just havent written them down in my planner or figured out how a plan to get everything done. The sudden need for a job has kinda overtaken this.  
  4. Order GRE and figure out testing date. – Didn’t get to it because my priorites have changed and grad school is further down the list. And by further down the list I mean that its not off the list but other adult things like paying for student loans take priority.
  5. Master Plan for grad school. More on that later. – yeah didn’t happen, my plans have kind of been readjusted in this whole look for a job furry.
  6. Just keep being positive that I will get through this rough spot.- Some days are good and others are bad, and others you just need to cry. I am getting better at this but a talk with my dad surprisingly helped.
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