Photo by Emily March
A small reminder that reaching your goals is a real possibility. One of my goals the past few years has been to learn the guitar, and while I have much much room for improvement, I played a song that I wrote for Will in front of a group of people at MTH. I was nervous and I messed up, but one of my goals is really happening!
Today I woke up earlier than I wanted to, but it’s always a gift when that happens. I hoped to sleep in until 8 or 9, but I had accidentally set my alarm for 7am and couldn’t really fall back asleep after it went off. I crept downstairs without waking Will to discover it was pretty dreary outside, and I was so happy about it. I knew it meant a long morning of snuggling on the couch, drinking coffee, reading, and enjoying our fireplace. After doing exactly that, I had a big bowl of granola, then I threw on my lulus and running shoes and headed outside for a quick 2 mile run. It was wet and chilly and colorful – exactly how I wanted it. Winston and I had a hop in our steps because of the brisk fall air, we were both breathing deeply, feeling alive, with the wet tree branches raining raindrops and leaves around us. It was the perfect start to my November.
As it is with every month, I have big hopes of checking major items off my list. November has it’s items, some which are still leftover from months gone by (I’m looking at you, Artifact Uprising Album), some of which are related to tidying up the end of 2014, some are brand new dreams all together. Thankfully, after attending Making Things Happen this last week, I am reminded of something so important when it comes to goals :
One thing at a time.
Focus on 1 thing at a time, and accomplish that thing.
Then you are one step closer to where you want to be.
So that is my mantra this month : One thing at a time. Bit by bit, we can do this. When we look at all the things at the same time, we crumble and become stress paralyzed and revert to doing nothing. So, friends, let’s do this. Only 2 more months until 2015… let’s make them count!
Design and Order the Artifact Uprising Album of our first 5 years of marriage*
Begin training for my Birthday 10K
Lay out my clothes every night for 1 week
Wake up to a real alarm and leave my phone downstairs for 1 week
Run in the Turkey Leg 5K
Host Thanksgiving Dinner in our home (!)
Create mega end-of-the-year NRP list with the team
Finalize all 2015 Packaging
Research and design on direction for new site + brand
Celebrate Will’s birthday in DC
Write our sponsored kids and tell them why I’m thankful for them
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