march | small goals

Helloooo March! February ended up being a weird, difficult month for the most part. It started off with really great intentions, and then sort of fell off. Does that ever happen to you? You get so focused on making everything work that it all falls apart? That's pretty much what happened in most aspects of my life last month. I honestly didn't spend a lot of time thinking about these small goals because I was trying to make it through each week, but we'll see how I did...

1. surprise Dago for Valentine's Day | done! he had no idea!
2. but not go overboard with expectations | done!
3. focus on wellness at work | yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes
4. read Daring Greatly by Brene Brown | i got to chapter 3 i think....
5. plan an editorial calendar | nope.
6. outline my monthly expensesdone!
7. put away $100 of every paycheck | hahaha nope. lots of new expenses showed up this month and i didn't do a good job of planning around that. 
8. continue to purge the closet, and donate | done!
9. drink more water | fail.
10. spend time with the girls | done!

Okay! That wasn't so bad! I think part of me knew I needed to be easy on myself last month. Let's see what's on the menu for March...

1. try out a less is more approach on the blog | you've probably noticed that i'm posting less often lately, but i think it's a good thing. i'm able to put more thought and focus into each post, which makes them better for you. we'll see how it goes this month and evaluate again in april!
2. take photos with Briley on the weekend | speaking of quality, i am so happy with the content Briley and i are creating together. taking photos on the weekends allows me to perfect the outfits during the week and then have Briley capture them at their best.
3. but make time for Dago on our days off too | Dago and I have both been busy during weekends lately, so i want to make more of a point to spend the day together at least once during the weekends in March.
4. learn one or two embroidery techniques | i've been just winging it instead of learning to do it correctly, so i want to spend some time looking at tutorials and practicing to get better.
5. help someone shop their own closet | i love helping people learn to get the most of their wardrobe, so  i want to make a date with someone to play stylist with their existing wardrobe.
6. get back into a comfortable rhythm with my eating | this is something i plan to write about soon, so don't worry if this doesn't really make sense. it will.
7. attend at least two Nia classes | i got a membership with a local Nia studio, so i want to hold myself accountable!
8. enjoy a little SXSW | having SXSW in town is really stressful every year, so i plan to keep it simple and go to a showcase or two and not worry about the rest.
9. read Daring Greatly by Brene Brown | borrowing this goal from February.
10. drink more water | taking this goal from last month too.

Do you have any small (or big!) plans for March?


  1. Alexandra ConsolverMarch 7, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Perhaps 'investing' in a cute tumbler would help you reach your water goal? I work in a preschool and carry mine with me EVERYWHERE! Even when I don't drink a ton... I've got it on hand. It definitely helps. Good luck! -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  2. Kaitlin BeckwithMarch 8, 2014 at 7:28 AM

    I volunteer as closet tribute!

    For real I can't put clothes together right now to save my life. I love your small goals every month. I think so many people in their twenties forget to or don't try to live intentionally, and it's so key to living a content life. Not necessarily planning every day our to the second, and not trying to be perfect at life all the time, but intentional living and taking stock of where you're at and what you want is so important.

  3. Love these goals! I have tons of ways to encourage you to drink more water. I know I shared some last month, but I'm sure there are tons I didn't share as well, so message me if you feel like you need more motivation/ideas! I should maybe put together a blog post about this as well.


  4. Oh pick me! I need so much help with my closet. I'm bored of everything I own!

  5. It sounds like your February goals went well overall, and I think your March goals sound great! Good luck with them! If you're still thinking about saving money, I JUST realized at my new job that I could do two direct deposits for my paycheck and have some money put into my savings account with each pay period. I can't believe it took me so long to figure that out, but it will make saving SO much easier!

    Becca | Ladyface Blog

  6. I love this idea of posting your goals for the month, and then doing a recap so you can see how you're doing. Nice job!

    Allison Katelyn @

  7. I love this idea! I had resolutions last year that I checked in with every month, and that left me feeling pretty burnt-out. But I bet you feel continually refreshed with NEW goals every month. also- LOVE a less is more approach idea.

    I haven't re-set for March with "goals" per-say, but I will get to make a couple trips to see family, which is always awesome!

    ♥ perfectly Priya


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