motivation

Monday Motivation

This hit right in the feels. It applies to everything i have been felt like i have been told to say yes and just do it. My word of the year is ” YES” Yes i am going to write this blog even though i am kinda afraid to put my writing out there. And then there is Shonda Rhimes  ” The Year Of YES” just came out and she just had a TED TALK.  

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

Monday Motivation

Comfort zones are unique things. They are what you are used to , they are safe. But if you want to change and become better you have to step out of it. If you are like me and like control it’s hard. You don’t know what is out there and how to deal with it. The latest “outside my comfort zone” thing I’ve done is meet with a girl about starting a young adult group at church and learning how to drive. 
It’s hard to do but sometimes you have procrastinated long enough where you just have to do it. That’s driving for me. It’s been a learning experience. 
Stepping out of your comfort zone is a neccesary step to have the best life possible. You can’t be scared of everything. 

Signs of The Season

I just love when the flowers start blooming. It came at a particularly good time because it provided just the right amount of hope for me. This year has been hard on me and it has been hard for me to see the good in things. Spring is good for reminding people that because it means that new growth is starting and the earth is coming back to life.

Also its spring when Easter finally happens. Easter in itself is enough to give hope because of my belief in God and what he did. He died, for my sins, in one of the most painful way possible and then he rose from the dead three days later. Its remarkably amazing and gives hope and is really helping me to work through these hard days and that there is something more than just what happens on earth. No matter what we suffer through he is there with us.

Currently

Reading: I just finished Hunger Games: Catching Fire for the second time. I just now started This Town and am about to start Happiness and the Art of Zen after it came up so many times while reading The College Prepster.I just took the leap and just bought it on my Kindle, I am really excited to start it and hope that it will help me to see things in a positive light and be able to reposition how I respond to events and how to come back from the negative in a positive way. I also am almost finished with The E-Myth Revisted. It is a great book for those wanting to go into a small business themselves.

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Watching: Oh where to begin on this one……. There are just so many good shows going on and do not know which ones to highlight; So ill just start with my ALL TIME FAVORITE show of all time……..NCIS and NCIS LA. 

Doing: Lots of planning, actually doing some blogging, Interning at a Representatives District Office, and trying to get back to normal.

Learning: How to set up marketing for small business- Lots and lots of webinars- Html code- how to reposition myself to make the best out of things- where to find motivation when it seems I have lost ALL of mine- to like blogging again- how to write a business plan – how to sew

Life Update Post…….Tries to think of a cool name and fails

So sorry about dropping off the face of the earth lately. I have dropped off the face of the earth because the past three months I have been going through a major health change. I am not going into detail other than I just feel like I got ran over by a truck all the time and have no energy and motivation to do anything, blogging has been no exception.

But the past two days have been one for the books in the good way. I know that for Lent I said I was going to do the #SheReadsTruth Lent study, that was an epic failure. But I have caught up mostly and am to the part about confession and studying. The study that I really enjoyed though was the Jonah study. It spoke to me.

The thing that stuck out the most is the verse which is currently my lockscreen, Jonah 4:4.

And God said , “ Does it do well to be angry?”

And then I finally went to confession for the first time in about 6 months, of course it felt much longer than that though. And after that and hearing something I realized there has been a reason for everything and I believe that finally figured out why I didn’t get the jobs that I wanted or the internships I wanted in DC, it all happened for a reason. If you actually read through this I am impressed and I think I will leave the reasons under wraps for now.

So for now that’s all… I am alive and back to blogging in the month of May in full force. Thank you for all who follow me I seriously don’t think I am that interesting.

Life Lately:

Or I have been a bad blogger and not updated in forever.
The past couple of weeks months has been hard on me, especially health wise. When you have no energy and feel like crap blogging is the least thing on my mind. I have been keeping up though. 
I have been doing my internship. Finally decided that I am going to grad school fall 2015.
Currently watching the Harry Potter Marathon on ABC Family and loving it.
I have been just hanging in there. This post is kinda boring sorry. Just work with me while I work on getting better because right now that I my main priority.

Monday Motivation

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This is oh so relevant in my life right now. New town, new friends, New job new ambitions. I have a tendency to get afraid and just freeze up and not do things I really need to do. Most of the time its because I am scared and do not like asking people for things. But if I want to get anything done on my lists I have to step out of my comfort zone and just do it. I have to want it more than I am afraid of it.

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