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1.08.2015

JANUARY GOALS




I just love the beginning of a new year. There are so many hopes and dreams stored up for the days ahead. A list of things we want to do, people we want to see, places we want to go. I am a dreamer, and I tend to get overwhelmed pretty easily by that wonderful list. The key for me is to take it slow...checking off one thing at a time. That's where goals come in really handy, and I love setting them for myself each month. I'm all about the baby steps, so let's get started! As they say, there's no time like the present. :)

DECEMBER REVIEW

1 | Be present - I wanted to be present with my family and friends during the holidays, free of distractions and a list of goals I wanted to complete. It was so nice to relax, go on vacation, take a week off of blogging over the week of Christmas, and just be with people.

JANUARY GOALS

1 | Practice Spanish every day - A couple of my friends are learning Spanish via Duolingo, and they inspired me to pick it back up. I took Spanish in high school and really enjoyed it. I've always loved learning new languages, but the sad thing is I didn't use it much after high school so I lost the majority of what I'd learned. Practicing on Duolingo every day will slowly and surely help me pick back up what I've lost. Hooray for continued education. :)

2 | Work out at least four days a week - Okay, so this one isn't really just a one-month goal type of thing...it's an all year long goal. :) Sitting for eight hours a day at work each day is basically the worst thing in the world for my heart. I've always been a very active person, but post-college me found it really hard to make time for consistent exercise. I'm making it a priority to work out because my heart and my body need it to be strong and healthy!

3 | Complete five more chapters in Blog Life - Guys, at some point I will actually finish the incredible Blog Life course from A Beautiful Mess. I am the turtle in this race. Hopefully in taking my time, I will glean more from the course and be able to put it all to good use!

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS THIS MONTH?

19 comments:

Amy said...

i have the Duolingo app but haven't even used it yet! i've got to make that happen! i may join you on this one hahaha.
and girlll yes to working out - sitting all day blowwwsss
i can't wait to hear what all you learn from that coarse!

Food Booze & Baggage said...

Best of luck on your goals. I started Duolingo and did it for like two days...I need to pick that back up.

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

Yay for Spanish! and working out! and bloglife! Amazingly enough we were able to workout over the holidays but since we have been home we haven't and it's been sad. And it probably won't happen until our living room is empty.

Emily Abernathy said...

I really love Duolingo! I want to do it for Spanish since I have quite a strong Spanish background that is getting neglected. You have inspired me!

Shannon Kennedy said...

I love Duolingo. You might also try memrise if you're looking to build your vocabulary back up or for some review.

Autumn Dickens said...

I love Duolingo! It's extremely helpful. You've got some great goals. You can do it!

Eryn Ivey said...

1. Duolingo. Yes, it is fun too! 2. Blog life - good idea. I want to get (soon) their photography course!

Megan Sybrant said...

I love duolingo! I'm trying to pick up French. I learned it in highschool. And amen to the exercising! Post college life was rough on my body. But I finally have a system going.

Stacia said...

I just purchased Blog Life and have been slowly working through it. So much good information! If you ever want to meet in Chatty and dig in/discuss together, I would love that! :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Oh fun! I am always up for blogger meet ups! Let me know if you want to grab coffee. :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Slow and steady wins the race! :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

So fun! Seriously, Duolingo has been great.
I am still trying to get into a regular exercise schedule...it is so hard!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Ooooh the photography course! That sounds awesome...I may look into that once I'm finished with Blog Life.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks Autumn!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Oh thanks for the suggestion! I had not heard of that one :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Hooray! Do it, girl! It's fun and doesn't take a lot of time :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Sam, I'm so glad you're my workout coach/accountability (even though I haven't been doing so hot. haha!!)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Haha! I do that with a lot of goals...they get neglected far too often.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Do Duolingo! We can be Duolingo buddies!