New Year...and New Bling (Giveaway!)
One of my favorite books of all time is Anne of Green Gables. In it she says, "tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes in it". That's how I feel about a new year. It's a clean slate. Time to refocus and renew. I don't have any resolutions, but I do have goals for 2017.
Spread my wings and fly - at work. I know, you all are saying, what? What do you mean? I was recently able to reorganize in my department that will allow me to focus more on the big picture - projects and initiatives - instead of the day to day administrative stuff. I'll still have a little of that to tend to, but I am looking forward to making an impact in other ways now that I will have more time!
Goal Two is to use my planner to it's fullest potential. I use the Passion Planner and I love it. It has lots of space to plan and dream and take notes. But I never use these spaces. With a wedding coming up this year, I need to plan things out and plan ahead so that I don't feel overly stressed. I want to enjoy this experience of marrying Phillip and don't want it to turn into a chaotic frenzy.
Goal Three is to not be complacent about my workouts. I used to be so good at getting in 5-6 workouts a week and I feel like a slacker lately about it. I have recommitted myself to getting in 3-4 barre classes a week and 3 runs a week. #sweatingforthewedding #happyhealthylife
You all know that I've gone back to school. I'm currently enrolled in a Graduate Certificate Program in Enrollment Management. My goal is to complete the program on time which means I should be finished in October, just before the wedding. I know, I know, I'm crazy, but I didn't know all of the term sessions before I enrolled.
Goal Five is to keep having fun with this guy. He's not one to believe in fate, but we definitely stumbled on each other at the right place and the right time in our lives. I could not have asked to meet a more perfect match to spend the rest of my life with. We are getting married in less than 300 days and I cannot wait.
My Sixth Goal is to explore more of this city that I love! I will always love Rhode Island as my home - it's where I grew up and where most of my family lives. But Dallas. It tugs at my heart. I've been here since 2010 and driving into the city and seeing that skyline? It never gets old. I know I've only scratched the surface seeing what it has to offer and I can't wait to discover more.
My final goal of the year is to read more! I love to read and I just have not made the time to do more of it. I am devoting at least 20 minutes to reading before bed. It will help me wind down and relax and I can get through more of the books on my to-read list. I'm currently reading Daughter of Empire and I am loving it.
I promised some new bling, didn't I? You all know I am a huge fan of Stella & Dot. I have a fair amount of their pieces. I love them because they transition easily between work, casual, and dressed up. So in honor of the new year, I am giving away a Twilight Fringe Necklace.
Isn't it pretty? You can wear it with a t-shirt and jeans. Or with a cute little black dress. Or with a blouse and skirt for work. Or any other combination you can think of. Just enter via the Rafflecopter! Contest closes on Tuesday, January 10.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday, January 11. Good Luck!