Thursday, July 2, 2015

July Goals

All over the blogging world the last couple of days I've noticed everyone posting their July goals. I figured I'd jump on this bandwagon and share my goals for this month.

1) Lose 8 pounds. I feel like trying to lose weight is a constant in my life. I'm still down, significantly, from my highest weight when I was 20 but I'd like to finish losing my weight and just focus on maintaining. I've joined a 12-week challenge with Skinny Meg that starts on Monday, July 6th so we'll see how that goes!

2) Organize my closet. I have A LOT of shoes and clothes. And the clothes range in size. I need to separate the clothing, pack away stuff that is smaller that I'll move into and regain some space in my walk-in.

3) Read four books. That's about one per week. I used to read consistently, especially being that I take the bus to/from work. I own many, many books and if I read them, I can get them out of my house. One per week is a good start.

4) Visit the gym 3x per week and walk outside 2x per week. I pay for a gym membership, I love my gym, I just need to go. And even more than I love the gym, I love going for walks around my development when the weather is beautiful and I should do it more often. This goal will also help with goal #1. So July, let's get to it!

5) Make more soap. I've gotten into making soap and I just got a new shipment of supplies in last night. I think this weekend I'll make a new batch of soap I haven't done before. I'm also going to try making shower fizzies. We'll see how they go! I'll definitely blog about those adventures.

Anyway, I think that's about it. I don't want to overload myself with meaningless "goals". I like goals that are reasonable and obtainable. After all, if they aren't, then I'm just setting myself up to fail.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I. Am. Back!

My goodness.

I've been MIA for over a YEAR!

Soooo I took an unexpected hiatus from blogging. That's OK, right?

Let me get you up to speed really fast on what's been going on in my life over the last year.

I turned 27.

I broke things off with Tyler.

Mom and I went to Nashville for a week in November and had a phenomenal time!!!

I started dating this guy, Nick.

Nick and I had a sort of whirlwind romance. Became fast friends, fast boyfriend/girlfriend, and had an awesome 9 months together.

But things ended as fast as they started. Nick decided that having children in the future (he already had a son) was not in the plans for him. Having the opportunity to have kids one day IS in my plans. So we broke things off.

I'm not sad. Not at all. And I respect him so much for being honest and giving me that opportunity to make a choice. Stay with him, knowing he'd never want to have more kids, or leave... and give myself the opportunity. I decided to leave.

Which brings me to where I am today!

I'm single. I'm rediscovering myself, finding new hobbies, hanging with my friends and family more. It's going great, and I really wouldn't want to change that.

So here I go. Back to blogging. Back to sharing my life with the world. As I jump back into the dating scene, I'm going to blog about that, too. My girlfriends find my dating stories hilarious and they're really encouraging me to share my laughs with the masses. Of course I said I would.

I've joined Tinder again (where I met Nick), I'll likely join back up on and maybe one of those freebies... POF or OKC. We'll see. I don't want to get too crazy just yet.

It feels good to be back.

Stay tuned for more!