11.03.2014

New Month // November Goals

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November! A new month! This is really such a good month. Past Novembers have held some of the most memorable times, and I am hopeful that this November will not disappoint! I can already tell that things will be pretty busy with school and work, but I am ready for the challenge.

If we take a look at the past few months, my goals have been absolutely p o i n t l e s s. I have utterly failed and ignored the goals I set for myself, which only leaves me disappointed in my lack of efforts. Here we go one more time and I am determined to be successful this month!

Work out at least 2x per week. I failed at this. Ugh. Dai and I did work out at our hotel while we were in LA, so that definitely counts for something, right? haha

Treat myself to a few new pieces of jewelry.
I did, indeed! I got two new statement necklaces, and even a few new clothing items. It was nice to spoil myself juuuuust a little bit, but it will be important to stick to my budget this month.

Drink 1L of water per day.
Done! It really feels good to stay hydrated and I definitely notice a difference in how I feel when I don't get enough water in my day. Hopefully I can continue this habit!

Spend time with family.
Since we went to a wedding this past month, I was definitely able to spend time with family I don't always get to see often. I also spent some time with my dad, which was really nice.

Send a friend something in the mail.
Fail. I would like to revisit this goal for November though! Keep an eye on your mailboxes, friends ;)

+ Stay on top of school projects.
We are just about a month and a half away from the end of the semester (aaaahh!) and things are quite busy! I am going to need to be very intentional about staying on top of my work and making it a priority.

+ Start and complete college applications.
I'll admit... I'm a little behind on this. Applications are due November 30th and I have got to get going! This process is a little stressful and exciting, but I'll definitely be relieved when it is over.

+ Work on blog design update!
I've been dabbling with this for the past week or so, but haven't quite finalized the design. There are also a few elements I am looking to change, but don't know the proper coding to do so, so we shall see what I can do about that. I'm also considering hiring someone to give this space a facelift for me. I'd love some recommendations! 

+ Plan meals ahead of time & only buy what I will really use.
Since I just grocery shop for myself, if things that I buy go bad, it is my own fault. I have found myself not eating all that I buy and I hate wasting money and food this way. I definitely need to be more intentional about planning meals I will actually make and using my food budget more wisely.

+ Finalize plans for potential getaways!
Dai and I have started talking about plans for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my 21st birthday (which falls on New Year's weekend), and I think we have some adventures in mind! I'll keep you updated!

+ Read one book.
I love reading, but hardly ever take the little time for myself to do so. Hopefully I can manage to just read one book this month!

Do you like November? What are you looking forward to? Do you have any goals?


2 comments:

Jess said...

Your blog is seriously one of my favorites, and I recently began doing goal posts for each month (inspired by you and The Nectar Collective). This month my goals are to:


+ Go running for at least 30 minutes every morning
+ Write on my blog at least three times each week
+ Eat and drink healthier
+ Plan and execute my move into my first apartment with my boyfriend (last week of November - we can't wait!)


I hope you and Dai have fun making holiday plans! My boyfriend, Jake, and I are going out East (North Caroline and Pennsylvania) to visit our families together for the holidays. It'll be exciting.


- Morgan aka The Flame Dame
www.the-flame-dame.blogspot.com

Jess said...

Awww, you're so sweet Morgan! It really made my day to know that I am one of your favorite bloggers, seriously! I actually began making these goals because of the Nectar Collective, but after a while Weekly Wishes became too monotonous, so I decided monthly goals would be best for me.


Thanks for sharing your goals! They all seem realistic and doable, so I know you will have no problem being successful! Also, how exciting to be moving in with your boyfriend! Plus, your holiday plans sound great :)

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