The month of November seemed to blow by faster than all the rest – did it not? Maybe you’re starting to notice a theme here (like me) or maybe you felt the same tinge of panic I did when you thought about all the things you wanted to accomplish in 2015. ‘Tis the season for reflecting, after all.
Looking back on this time last year, I had no idea what was in store for me (and to be honest, I don’t think I had a clear picture of where I saw myself when it came to the work slice of my life). I sort of cringed re-reading this post because it all seems so cut and dry. Not exactly the way life works, right?
To break it down: I didn’t run a half marathon in under two hours, I still can’t do the splits and unless a miracle happens, I’ll fall short of reaching my goals for social media (side note/positive: I’ve been really good at tracking my blog growth). I still spend money I could be saving and Corporate America is still my main gig. But that’s okay, because this year has been about so much more than that.
When I was laid off back in February, I was granted an opportunity to test the waters and try new things. I spent four months trying to hone in on what type of work I saw myself doing. I worked on freelance writing gigs and blogged as much as I could (all amounting to part-time work) and ultimately, I found myself itching to get back into a regular routine. I like working full-time and I like the financial security it gives me, but I also love this blog. At this point in my life, the two go hand-in-hand. I feel comfortable investing (and reinvesting) in my blog and that ignites something in me because I know it’s essential for growth. All this to say, I’ve found myself at a happy medium.
Fast forward to now and switch gears a bit. I’ve fallen into some pretty bad habits, which I can pinpoint back to the beginning of the summer – carrying well into the fall, as you can see. Fellow Cancer’s, can you relate to this month’s horoscope? Everything about it was so spot on for me!
We’ve been eating out all the time and working out less. That combined with four Thanksgivings (and one Friendsgiving) has left me feeling less than stellar physically and subsequently, mentally. Going out to eat doesn’t feel like a treat anymore and I want to get away from that. Aside from a 2016 planning lunch for my day job, we’ve managed to make all of our meals at home this week and I’ve made it a point to workout each night. I’m excited to keep it up, but I’m even more excited to indulge at one of my favorite restaurants tonight!
As for the rest of December, I’m looking forward to sharing more of what makes me happy in this space (like outfits posts!), holiday parties, time with family and friends, making plans for next year and admittedly, the first snow of the season.
If you’ve got any bad habits you’re looking to ditch, The Everygirl makes a pretty good accountability partner and I plan to take them up on it.
Also, I really like how Meg breaks her goals down by month, which makes them seem more manageable. I still like the idea of setting long-term goals for the year, I just think I could benefit from doing this as well.
We’ve got 28 days left to make the most of 2015. What are you going to do with them?
Last note: The $100 Tiny Prints giveaway ends soon!
Photos by Sarah Sweeney Co.