Happy November! Happy holiday season! Welcome to our second to last goal post of the year! WHAT?!?!?
You know what comes next, review time!
- Exercise 20 days this month. Continue running and doing Pilates (I’m recently obsessed with these videos). Travel is what always throws me off my exercise game so I’m working hard to schedule workouts in beforehand–giving me no excuse to skip them. I sucked at exercising the second half of the month. I made it about 10 days before I quit. I started back up again on the 29th.
- Take advantage of Columbus Day sales to buy a few outfits for a teaching conference I’m attending in November. Oops.
- Order Sevenly print as well as buying/hanging a frame. I bought a frame but have yet to pick a poster to order.
- Ride my bike to work three days a week. No comment.
- Purchases two Christmas presents–trying to get a head start on this! No comment.
Start checking books out from the library and only purchasing them to add to my collection if I absolutely love them–I’ve spent too much money on books I’ll never reread. This one gets a strike through because I haven’t bought any new books. I also haven’t been to the library for books yet because I’m finishing up the ones at my house.
Reserve dress from Rent the Runway for Brit’s wedding! Done! It will arrive Wednesday! Let’s hope it works since the wedding is Friday, eek!
Sheesh. Not my best month. It was a busy month. While I had only one weekend with visitors in town, I babysat every other weekend and just had jam packed nights and days. It was not my best month organization wise. Good news, I’m super aware of it and I’m trying to combat that this month.
November is nuts. This past weekend I was in RVA. This coming weekend I’m in North Carolina for a wedding and I’m babysitting the day before and the day after. The next weekend we are going wedding dress shopping for Taylor and Katie is staying with me. The weekend after that I’m attending the National Council of Teachers of English conference in National Harbor. And the weekend after that is Thanksgiving, which will obviously be spent in North Carolina.
Whoa. That is crazy busy. I knew it was that intense but writing it all out is kind of terrifying. Throw in regular work hours, a few late babysitting nights, and school and you’ve got one busy lady over here.
But it’s ok, I’ve got this. I can do it. Everything I’m doing this month will be fun and rewarding.
As far as goals for the month, here’s what we’re lookin’ at:
- Order Christmas presents! And birthday presents! Three of my four best friends conveniently (insert as much sarcasm as possible here) have birthdays that are within two-ish weeks of Christmas. It’s a busy season!
- Do a Thanksgiving craft with my babies (do I need to start calling them toddlers yet?! I refuse).
- Buy and start addressing my Christmas cards. This is serious. Last year I spent a marathon session at Starbucks writing and addressing them all and I’m not joking with y’all, I thought I had permanently damaged my hand. Must. Get. Head. Start.
- Order and hang last poster for above the couch. GEEZE CAN WE GET THIS DONE ALREADY?!
- Sign up for and run the Greensboro Gobbler with Alex (and Uncle Colin!) And I’m just gonna put this out here so that I really try hard for it–run the entire thing. Yes, I can run 3.1 miles without stopping. But the course for this run has all the hills in the world on it and the struggle is always real. I can and will do this.
- Continue following the workout guide that I have restarted. DO NOT QUIT THIS EMILY.
- Continue with my ideal morning plans. My day is so much better when my morning starts well. Here is what my best mornings look like: wake up on time, no snooze button, out of bed, slippers on, immediately make my bed, do stretch routine, make breakfast, eat breakfast while doing my daily devotional/journal, get dressed, and then at this point I can turn on the Today Show and look at my phone for the first time. It seems silly but it seriously makes my day so much better to start my morning off peacefully like this.
Alright folks, there you have it. As I was writing this I was wondering just how bored you have to be to want to read about my pre-work routine and my Christmas card plans so, I do apologize if you’re dying of boredom. But! These goals help me to stay accountable. We are almost two solid years into this and there is no end in sight.