Over the last year, I’ve been very diligent in remaining purpose driven in everything that I do in my life. It’s not easy and I have my downfalls, but I can happily say that I’m incredibly blessed.
Blessed with a great group of friends, a career that I enjoy and am really good at, and this blog where I can come – judgement free most of the time – to share my truths. I figured it was about time to do a self-care and accountability check – you know to make sure that we are all on track for a great year.
It’s simple, accountability is crucial in adulthood. I know that I’m constantly doing everything in my power to re-establish the norm of the views of millennials today. We are not entitled, we are not asking for handouts, and most importantly we will not settle.
Self-care and accountability has become a forefront for millennials and we are allowing ourselves to improve in the ways that benefit our growth personally, professionally, and spiritually. For my self-care and accountability check, I’m focusing on the personal goals and my blog expectations.
Personally, I’ve been working better on focusing on my health and fitness journey more than ever now. I won’t get too into it because I’ve got plans to share my workout experience at my new gym here in Dallas. David and I recently started researching meal planning because adults do things like that. Let’s be honest with each other, I’ve been eating out too much lately. My kitchen is feeling pretty neglected and my workouts would feel much better if I didn’t try to justify it with Chipotle afterwards.
Otherwise, personally I’ve been adulting with my spending habits and making decent payments to work towards saving money before we hit our 10 year wedding anniversary.
Revisiting my Defying Expectations from January 2016, I set some lofty goals that I wanted to achieve on this corner of the internet. Since we are a quarter of the way through the year, it’s time to follow up on the expectations that I made.
I’ve been committed to my weekly musings of Glitter Tales: Short Stories for the Millennial and haven’t missed a week yet. With the feedback from my reader survey, a few people are interested in revisiting some of the tales and that is huge because it means people are enjoying them. I may look into revisiting a few of the stories in the future. As for my weekly stream of consciousness, I haven’t really had much inspiration that I have been interested in writing about. Plus, I’ve had so many other things to share to make up for that goal.
My fashion posts have declined and I apologize for that. In all honesty, after admiring Stephanie’s awesome capsule wardrobe she’s developed – I made a slew of changes in my own wardrobe. I used Valery’s amazing closet clean up and donated a ton of clothes and recently started rebuilding with just a few signature pieces to help me get by. Another thing that doesn’t help is my new obsession with LuLaRoe! Don’t worry because of my new wardrobe, I’ve been extremely picky with the pieces I’ve been acquiring from this ridiculously addicting clothing line. That hasn’t stopped me from joining a slew of groups to find the perfect items to fit my new closet. Once I’ve organized it and it’s tidy for photographing, I’ll be sharing it with you. You can count on a new Diversity Chic later this month, so get ready for it!
My DIY projects have been put on a hold as I’ve been busy most weeknights and weekends. I’ve got a few things planned and ready to be in the works, but I need finish my spring cleaning. You can’t create in a cluttered house!
For posting goals, I committed myself to 2-3 posts a week and can successfully say I’m nailing it! I get at least 2, sometimes 3-4 posts up a week. What I haven’t held myself accountable for is my bi-weekly newsletter. I’ve revisiting the drawing board for that one and looking to make it one newsletter a month. Not sure what that will look like, but please any suggestions are welcomed.
Speaking of suggestions, my reader survey is still open and I would appreciate you taking it. Remember that this is a safe place and all I expect from you is honesty, support, and an understanding that this is as much of a space for you, as it is for me!
How are your 2016 goals going? Sit down and assess, then visit here to let me know.