2014 Goals

I don’t remember if I did or did not make goals for last year. That in of itself is a bad sign.

What I want to accomplish in 2014:

  • Run a half marathon
  • Graduate with MA
  • Visit a new state
  • Pay off Sallie Mae
  • Learn to process stressors
  • Stop committing to things I have no intention of doing
  • Make time for art
  • Trip with sister

I follow Tenley Molzahn on Facebook and she went through the exciting things she did last year. It made me think about what I want to look back and accomplish for 2014. That helped me make my goals. I am so excited for this year.


Are You Ready for the Holidays?

107 days until Christmas.



That is 15 weeks. 15 weeks to get a head start on a resolution.

My sister and friends want to start a challenge. We have a week to put together all of the elements. Have any of you done challenges with friends? Any good ideas on what to compete?

I am super excited about the next year. I can’t wait to get started.

Move Part One: Finished

Well, the first part of my move is done. It was hellacious, but I survived. I got some good workouts. For three days straight, I climbed around 30 flights of stairs with items and descended 30 flights of stairs with items. It was difficult to keep up on my water intake, but I had to since the weather was terrible in the Midwest last weekend. So everything is status quo for a month. I am breathing a sigh of relief.

As far as my healthy to do list, I have been eating better. Not perfect, but better. I have been working out each day. I have been using the essential oils on almost everything. Reading has happened, but not at the frequency that I want. And the blogging….we all know how I have failed there. 🙂

Mister Man has opened up his place to me for a month. It is strange. I mean it is his place, but I feel that this is some sort of trial as to how we will live our lives in the future. He hasn’t put an ounce of pressure on me, but I am pressuring myself and probably this relationship. I need to just chill and do my own thing. Whatever that might be. I went for a long walk this morning and then again when I returned from work. It was nice to be alone with the poodle. The neighborhood around his apartment is perfect for walks and runs. It is super safe with little to no traffic. The houses are all owned by upper middle class families or retired couples. I have enjoyed getting to know the way the street curves and the flow of the neighborhood.

I believe it will be a nice adventure.


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Practicing Wholeness

Car accident today. No one was hurt. I was not in the wrong, but could have prevented it. You see, I have been stressed. I have great driving reflexes and could have completely avoided this guy pulling out in front of me….But I didn’t. I am all a twitter with the move, work and everything I need to do that I am just dull.

Like usual, when tasks start piling up I take myself for granted. It has been three weeks since a decent workout. I have been eating like crap and getting fewer hours of sleep. I look puffy and tired. So, I’m going to do something about it. Back to the gym and back to a vegetarian (add eggs and fish) diet. It will be one month until I am in my new place. I vow to spend this month doing the following:

  • Blogging
  • Using essential oils
  • Getting 8 hours of sleep
  • Spending time with friends
  • Eating all fruits and veggies
  • Daily sweat sessions
  • Skin care routine
  • Reading

I think this will set me straight. I need a restart and this is the perfect way to do it.