October was a really fun month! I kicked it off with my college roommate’s wedding in North Carolina, went to Austin City Limits, made a trip back home, started my last semester of grad school, and rung in the end of the month with Halloween. The holiday season is quickly approaching which means so is the end of the year. It’s time to get busy. Here’s what I am getting into this month:
Get to chatting. My work goal for this month is to get back in to the Twitter chats I used to be involved with. I’m sure #AdWeekChat has missed me 😉.
Learn a new recipe. In the spirit of Thanksgiving this month, I want to learn a new Thanksgiving recipe. I think it may be corn casserole but time will tell.
Get those steps in. My goal is only 5,000 a day so it is pretty doable. Looks like I’ll be doing some laps around my complex.
Learn some trivia. The election is days away, I’m so nervous y’all. Anyway, in honor of us electing a new President I should learn the other 43 (in order) and the US state capitals. Bonus points for learning political parties of the presidents.
Create an evening routine. Now that I have my skin care routine down (and I hard wake up time), it’s time to integrate other steps to get me in the mind-set of sleep.
Finish Duolingo. I’ve got to get it done with an extra 30 days, right?
Hydrate. Now that I’ve replaced one drink a day, I hope to meet the minimum goal of 64oz per day. I just got a new water bottle from Target with an infusion compartment so hello fancy office water. Today’s special: strawberry cucumber. Share your combos if you have any good ones!
Collect can goods. For my community goal this month I want to collect cans for a local food drive. And not just with me. I’m going to work with others to get donations up.
It’s month three of sharing my mini-goals, and I have to say, so far so good. Last month, I had a pretty ambitious plan for what I was going to get done, maybe a little too ambitious considering I had to travel for a bachelorette party and a wedding as well as interviewing in order to complete goal one (see below if I did or not). As I start some new adventures this month (repping Lady ATX at ACL and some exciting work prospects), I think I’m going to make my to-do list a little more manageable. Let’s see what I’m getting into this month:
Get collaborative. My work with Lady ATX is on fire right now. This month I want to work with some other writers or photographers to put out some cool work.
Finish Lean In. I’ve been working on this book for a longggg time. It’s time to finally get it read.
Work out more. On that note, I need to make a point to work out at least 3 times per week.
This month’s trivia: Learn all the major league sports teams (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS). Bonus points if I learn all the NFL starting quarterbacks.
Try a new work out class. Now that I’m invested in pilates, let’s shake it up with another type of work out.
Solidify a skin care routine. Part of my new mission of self-care is to start taking better care of my skin.
Finish Duolingo Italian. I’m so close!
Hydrate. This goal has been pretty vague so now I want to replace one drink a day with water + what I have already built on.
Virtually volunteer. I’ll be pretty busy this month so I’ll look for opportunities to help out through looking at resumes for college students, giving social media advice to a non-profit, or even writing letters to soldiers overseas. Send me any ideas or opportunities you may have.
Well, August has come and gone. My first month of working on mini-goals is over and it went alright. I may have forgotten about them a few times but all in all I didn’t do too badly. On to my September goals. Some of them are leftovers from last month but I will hopefully beat them this month!
Find a new position or client I am super passionate about. Career goals defined, let’s do this.
Get my Calligraphy on. I have all the supplies and love seeing other people’s work, hopefully I can find my talent this month.
Find a pilates studio. I’ve got the Groupon so all I need to do is go.
Learn some new trivia: Let’s go with the capitals of every European country.
Create a self-care routine. BOLO for an article about this soon for Lady ATX Mag.
Hit 2 more Duolingo check points.Facciamolo!
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. My body desperately wants water.
Get back to volunteering. Somewhere, anywhere. I used to volunteer at APA and would love to get back to playing with those pups.
I’m a firm believer in continued learning. It doesn’t have to be on work related topics, but I am happier, and I think other people are too, when we exercise our mind. Choose to learn things that can better you personally and maybe professionally as well. Here are a few categories to where you can expand your mind.
Current Events– I stay on top of this goal by reading TheSkimm every morning (Check out my post about it). I also check industry specific and local news sources daily so that I don’t miss anything big. Here are some other sources I reference. This is who NOT to reference.
Languages– Over the last year, I have been trying to learn Italian. My ultimate goal would be to learn Greek, but I want to start with something that uses the same alphabet. If you read my post on staying relevant over the summer, you’d know I used Duolingo. Continue reading →