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Goals 2018

 

Its taken me nearly a month and a half to recover from 2017. I know most people have their goals for the year ahead figured out by December or early January, but I really needed to take that time to reflect and decide what I really want the next year of my life (and beyond) to look like.

Get A New Job
I quit my job a few weeks ago. It wasn’t an easy decision and there are a lot of reasons for it. But long story short, it just wasn’t the right place for me anymore. Hunting for a new job stresses me out a little, but at the same time I’m excited about what the future holds.

Take Better Care of Me
The past year and a half were hard and I really neglected myself, both physically and mentally. I started this year with taking steps to turn that around, and I want to continue that.

Get Into a Blogging Routine
I really enjoy blogging. But I’ve neglected this little space of mine for quite sometime. I fell out of it. I never seemed to have the time to dedicate to it. I couldn’t find the right things to say. I didn’t seem to be connecting with the community. And I didn’t have a lot of support IRL. But now I have the time, a supportive husband, and I’ve connected with a few fellow bloggers (Hey there Janine!), and I’m more motivated than ever to really get into this.

See and Do More
This one is kind of broad, but I just want to start living my life more. Spend less time doing nothing. I want to travel more, even if that doesn’t mean leaving the province. I want to spend more time with friends. Have more fun.

To kick things off Beverly and I just booked a weekend at Ome for this summer. I can’t wait to see what a little slice of our island has to offer.

Push Myself Out Of My Comfort Zone
This has always been something I have struggled with. I very easily get comfortable with what I am doing and then will not go out of my comfort zone. Its why I stayed at my last job so long. Its why I find it difficult to go to yoga or the gym alone. Its why I wear almost the exact same make up everyday. And its why I won’t wear a lot of clothes even though I love them.

I’m working on all of these things, and I’m working on pushing myself outside my comfort zone in the kitchen as well.

Read 20 Books
I love to read. Seriously. I do. I could read all day, and all night and only stop for pee breaks and brief naps. But I hardly read a single book the past few years. For some reason I find it difficult to allow myself to have the time to lose myself in a book.

I started the year off with Molly’s Game and thinking about this one next.

 

It’s feeling pretty great to be back.

Life Lately

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It’s been a hot minute since I checked in around here.

Life has been crazy. There have been a lot of ups and downs. Really high highs and terribly low lows.

The lows have sucked every ounce of inspiration out of me. But I’m trying very hard to get that back.

I got things started by changing a few things up. Like switching from Blogger to WordPress. Which was fairly simple, but I’m still working a few kinks out. I considered not posting until everything was fixed and perfect. But who knows when that will happen. So I’m just jumping back on the posting train.

Lets catch up a little shall we?

Currently I’m…

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Eating – Mint Girl Guide cookies. They’re one of my favourite things about fall.

Drinking – A large glass of Cave Spring Riesling.

Watching – I’m finally giving Grace & Frankie a try and I’m really liking it so far.

Reading – I just bought All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda. I typically don’t go for this type of book, but this kind of story is exactly the type of tv show or movie that I enjoy. So I’m looking forward to finding out if that interest carries over.

Loving –  That most of my favourite shows are back. Here’s looking at you Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, How to Get Away with Murder. And I’m seriously loving Law & Order: True Crime.

Wanting to buy – This Gap dress. I just wish it was a different material. I really prefer something less sheer and a little thicker material when the weather gets cooler.

Doing – For the past few weeks I’ve been refinishing a few pieces of furniture in my living/dining room. I’ve been sharing a few updates on Snapchat and Insta Stories.

What’s been going on with you lately?