Another quarter down and I’m floored that we are in the downhill swing of 2016. In just a matter of weeks, we’ll be looking forward to 2017 and everything the newest year will have to offer. This has been my year of intentional goal setting and accountability. From the last two recaps, I’m doing my best to be diligent in being purpose driven within every aspect of my life. This is the reason why I’ve set such intentional goals to track throughout this entire year.
Accountability has been a common topic around here and do not expect me to stop talking about it any time soon. It carries so much value beyond just being accountable for your actions, be accountable for everything that you attached your name to in life. Be accountable for the way you treat others, achieving your goals, and striving to be a better person in every aspect of your life.
Let’s reassess my personal goals and blog expectations for 2016.
Last time, I checked in I was approaching 30. Sevitember has come and gone, but 30 is still in full swing. I couldn’t be more blessed with the people that I have in my life to celebrate such a huge milestone. I am incredibly lucky for all of the amazing friends and family that I love and love me back. They make holding myself accountable much easier because I would never want to disappoint any of those wonderful people.
As for my health and weight, I’ve been killing it in the gym thanks to Kaia Fit North Dallas. Since December 2015, I am down 30 pounds and I can see some serious definition in places I never thought I would see muscles ever again. My workout routine has become very consistent and I hardly miss a day at the gym. As for my eating habits, David and I have been doing so well eating at home. Fresh meals with some help from Blue Apron and Hello Fresh, have really been helpful on this fitness journey and I definitely believe it has been a reason for all of my successes in the last few months. Oh and as for the 1000 burpee challenge – KILLED IT!
Financially, we’ve moving along but adulting just never seems to get easier. We’ve once again been met with some setback, but that’s not going to stop us. Both cars are in working order and we’ve even entertained the idea of looking for a smaller car to save money on gas for David’s commute to work. It’s not something we need, so it is not a priority. We have plans to buckle down in this last quarter of the year to build savings and get even more on track with our budget.
All in all, I’m proud of our adulting decisions over the last quarter. We cut cable, made sure cars are in tip top shape, fixed our dryer on our own, and now have the rest of the year to really hunker down on a few other things we want to work on. Progress people, progress!
When referencing goals for the blog, we have to revisit Defying Expectations from January 2016.
Glitter Tales: Short Stories for the Millennial is still going strong! I cannot believe it – well yes I can, but I am thrilled with the short pieces I wrote during Sevitember. I think they embodied a lot of the passion and struggles that we all can relate to as millennials today in raw honest emotion. If you didn’t read them check out the entire series here (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Reflection). I need to catch up on adding the stories onto my blog Tumblr page. With the year quickly approaching an end, I have complete faith I can finish up this series. Plus, I’ve already got an idea of what I want to do for 2017!
My fashion and DIY projects have been on a hold lately, but that’s only because I’ve been so busy with working out and taking self-care time. Instead of documenting every project, I’m enjoy life with friends and family. What I can say that that Diversity Chic will be happening soon and I have two DIY projects coming to the blog!
My goal for posting 2-3 times a week is still going very strong and I’m very happy with the millennial advice pieces that I’ve been writing. I’m not your average millennial, so I feel like I have a lot to offer in that arena without sugar coating or batting an eye on the tough crap we have to deal with. I will say that I’ve shifted my focus off of my newsletter and more onto building a community via my instagram. I enjoy sharing snippets of real life outside of the carefully curated fashion photos that saturate instagram with the plea to shop my look. I’m going to serve you the best brunch in Dallas, where I’m getting my coffee, and tell you to get outside every chance you get!