25 Goals: Third Quarter Update + “Rock Your 2017 Goals” Workbook

How are we midway through 2017? I swear there was snow on the ground just yesterday! But this is by far my favorite time of the year. I love the warm weather, afternoons spent our sides, Alan grilling (with the added bonus of me not having to cook!), and all the other wonderful things that go along with summer. I've actually made a lot of progress on my goals! There are only three that I haven't completed. That's a little early for this point in the year, so next year, I'll have to go harder on myself. It's such a hard task to find goals that are both accomplishable in one year, but also challenging enough. How about you? How [...]

25 Goals: Second Quarter Update + “Rock Your 2017 Goals” Workbook

I can't believe it's already time for my second quarter update! This year is flying by so fast! But when I went through all my goals this year, I've found I'm making pretty great progress! I think it helps to have the goals at the front of my bullet journal for easy reference. It's a fast reminder to keep pushing forward and make daily progress. How are your 2017 goals going? Ready for a revamp? I've created this awesome Rock Your 2017 Goals workbook to help you plan and accomplish your goals this coming year. Sign up below to get FREE access. 1. Become a regular at a local cafe or lunch spot in Marburg, Germany. At Paprika, I [...]

By | 2017-04-21T00:49:50+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Books, Education, Goals, My Journey, Travel|12 Comments

25 Goals: First Quarter Update + “Rock Your 2017 Goals” Workbook

Three months since I set my 25 goals. How crazy is that? I've managed to cross off 7 of the 25 goals, and I've made a sizable dent in a few of the others. I'm starting to feel like the ones I have left are pretty difficult. But then again, what kind of goal would it be if it didn't push me out of my comfort zone? Have you begun working on your goals for 2017 yet? I've created this awesome Rock Your 2017 Goals workbook to help you plan and accomplish your goals this coming year. Sign up below to get FREE access. 1. Become a regular at a local cafe or lunch spot in Marburg, Germany. At Paprika, [...]

By | 2016-12-13T15:59:13+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Books, Education, Goals, My Journey, Travel|14 Comments

25 Goals for My 25th Year

I loved setting high goals for myself last year. Having those goals out there for everyone to see continually pushed me out of my comfort zone. At times, I felt a little vulnerable, but I grew so much and had a fantastic time doing it. I loved having a whole year because this allows me to make some bigger goals and strive to set habits instead of one-offs. So this year I'm back with new categories and new heights to stretch myself for another stellar year! 1. Become a regular at a local cafe or lunch spot in Marburg, Germany. 2. Be serenaded on the canals in Venice, Italy. 3. Visit the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. 4. Munch on a pretzel [...]

By | 2017-04-06T11:47:33+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Books, Goals, My Journey, Travel|30 Comments

24 Goals: Final Update

I can't believe it! Another year is coming to a close. I'm going to be 25 on Sunday. While those of you who have already passed this point are going to laugh at me, I've still got to say it. Something seems different about 25. It seems older. I will officially be in my mid-twenties. I'm supposed to have my whole life figured out by now, right? (Ha!) And I can now rent a car. My hubby's happy cause our insurance costs should go down, lol. Looking back, it's been a great year. And I can say that with confidence, because I have this awesome record of all the things I've accomplished. I completed all but 5--3 of which have [...]

By | 2016-09-07T20:55:47+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Books, Crafts & DIY, Goals|13 Comments

24 Goals: Third Quarter Update

Nine months ago, I set 24 goals on my 24th birthday. I thought I was doing really good until I counted them up a few seconds ago... Technically I have 10 out of 24 goals left. With only three months left, that makes me wince! Then I looked a little closer and I'm not quite as scared. Three have simply been postponed until the next birthday year and four are close to completion. All the others have been checked off. Having this list has been fantastic! (A) It reminds me of what I want and (B) when I have a day questioning if I'm getting anything done at all, I just have to look at my list and see what all I've [...]

By | 2016-06-09T09:03:51+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Books, Goals|11 Comments

Halfway There! 24 Goals Update

Six months ago, I set 24 goals on my 24th birthday. By the end of September I was panicking. "What have I done?" I thought. "I haven't completed a single thing!" So I got to work. I'm very pleased to say, I've made good progress. A little more than I was even expecting. And, of course, in some places, not as much as I was hoping. All in all, I'd say I'm right on track. I also want to say welcome back! Thanks for hanging tight through my short break. I've had a lot of good, crazy things happing these past couple months and I can't wait to share them with you in the coming weeks. 1.    Gain 200 blog [...]

By | 2016-03-09T10:05:44+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Goals|15 Comments

24 Goals First-Quarter Update

Exactly three months ago, I set 24 goals on my 24th birthday. By the end of September I was panicking. "What have I done?" I thought. "I haven't completed a single thing!" So I got to work. I'm very pleased to say, I made good progress. A little more than I was even expecting. And, of course, in some places, not as much as I was hoping. All in all, I'd say I'm right on track. 1.    Gain 2,000 blog followers. Gain 200 blog followers. I am striking out this and the next point, not because I have accomplished them, but because I am reviewing and revamping my goals. I'm taking the blog back to what I originally intended--a place [...]

By | 2015-12-09T23:57:00+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Goals|16 Comments

Happy Birthday: 24 Goals for My 24th Year

Today is my birthday! I can't believe I'm turning 24. That is how old my mother was when she had me... which I find a little scary. When I look back at this year, it truly just flew. And because of that, I didn't accomplish all the things that I wanted to. To be fair, it's not entirely clear to me what I wanted to accomplish. This year, I say no more. So I am coming up with 24 goals for my 24th year. And I'm going to have you hold me to them. Some are big and some are small, but all of them are important to me. This time next year, I will not be able to say [...]

By | 2015-09-15T11:47:50+00:00 September 11th, 2015|Goals|54 Comments