january | small goals

As promised, I've replaced my monthly grown up goals with small monthly goals. I don't know what format this will grow into, but I'm excited! Without further ado, my January small goals:

1. take down the Christmas tree -- preferably before Jan 25?
2. buy a new laptop -- my current lappy blue screens every few hours, which is just devastating because I love her so much. it's time to bite the bullet and say hello to a new computer
3. read The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown -- been dying to dive into this!
4. prepare a two-item meal once a week -- waffles & eggs, chicken & pasta, beef & broccoli
5. collaborate with a professional photographer -- excited to work with my girl Briley to take some awesome outfit posts in the coming weeks!
6. make more time for date night -- my and Dago's schedules clash, so I have to be more deliberate with the time we spend together, especially outside of the apartment!
7. take better care of my clothes -- as in, ya know, hanging them up in the closet where they go...
8. plan one craft project -- realistically, I may not have time to accomplish it this month since I'm making these goals so late, but I can get it prepared for next month! maybe something Valentine's themed!
9. enjoy my day off -- I'm using some holiday time to spend a day  relaxing with my mama. i'm thinking shopping and August: Osage County
10. actively engage in some form of self-care every day -- I'm realizing that I just can't do my job without this, much less live the rest of my life

What are you hoping to accomplish before this month ends?


  1. I love the idea of the small goals a lot. As I'm sure you can tell, I'm not very good with follow through on my goals (I'm pretty sure I stopped my monthly goals halfway through last year haha). These are do-able and I like that they are specific. Things like taking down the Christmas tree and your dinner plans are great ones!

    1. oh and I need a new computer too. This is how I feel about it ----> :-|

  2. those are some good goals! i am sure you can achieve them! :)

  3. I could definitely do number 7 as I am staring at a whole bunch of shoes piled on top of each other and a mountain of laundry sitting in my armchair from before I left for Texas...


  4. just bought a new computer (huge investment over here) and we love it. love, love, love it. we both have laptops already (mines just basically like yours, dead) so we went for a desktop. huge screen good things.
    and i want to be better about drinking more water.
    work on being more motivated to be active, even if its just walking.
    and complete my photo website before months end. i'm so close!

  5. This is a fantastic idea - I am frequently daunted by bigger, loftier, year-long goals, but small, monthly goals feel so much more manageable. I really like how you laid these out, and I am eager to hear how they work for you!

  6. Fun goals! I am also wanting to work on some valentines day crafts and I need to be better about putting my clothes up. :) I'm hoping to get to this awesome Impressionist exhibit at our amazing art museum and possibly have a Chinese New Year celebration.. or at least get one planned! -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  7. .. oh and I want to choose a new color scheme/design for my blog. Sooo many good choices. Would love suggestions if you want to stop by! :) -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  8. We're going to have so much fun!
    Girl, you know my craft box(es - let's be honest) are always available for you to raid. I've got way more than I can craft in a lifetime.

  9. Small goals seems like a great way to stay productive but not become overwhelmed! For me, I want to revise & polish my portfolio (teaching & writing) so that I can really begin the job search in February. Oh, and I still have to write thank-you notes for the wedding. that's embarrassing! I'd like to have those in the mail before the end of the month.

  10. Great goals girl! It's always so fun to be able to journal them and look back and see what you were able to accomplish...If you need a photography Katie Jameson (she went to St.Eds) is fantastic! We often have meet ups and I'd love for you to come along! :D

  11. Man, seriously why is hanging up clothes so hard? I just can't do it! I'm a grown-ass woman who can't hang up her clothes. There. I said it.

    Silliness aside, this is a great list! You always have the best goals!

    Becca | Ladyface Blog


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