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May Goals

Thursday, May 1, 2014

It's May! I am linking up with Hayley again to write out my monthly goals.  I love how it gives me a little focus around what I'd like to accomplish.  Nothing earth-shattering here...just a fun way to keep a record of what I am aiming for, with loads of grace along the way.



Here's what I'm hoping to accomplish in May:

FAMILY // Unplug:  I have been dreaming about our upcoming family vacation alllllll winter long. We are heading south for ten days of warm, sunny, memory-making fun. My goal is to truly unplug and detach the my phone from my hand. I've started to get that yucky feeling after I've spent too much time consuming social media. So I'm anxious for a change of scenery and a good excuse to unplug and look up.

HEALTH // Marathon Relay:  Despite never running more than 3 miles at one time, I signed up to run in a four-person marathon relay team. This means each of us will run 6.5 miles to complete the whole marathon.  I realize this distance is a breeze for many of you, but it's a biiiig stretch for me.  I am super nervous but excited to be running with the Hubs and our best friends. You would think that I have been training for this right? Well you would be wrong. #oops  I am hoping the adrenaline will get me through the last couple miles.  I do love trying new things though so this is a biggie for me this month!

SIMPLIFY // Summer Capsule Wardrobe:  I mentioned last month that I have jumped on board with the whole Capsule Wardrobe idea.  This means I am paring my wardrobe way down and only keeping the items that I truly love and look forward to wearing. I have donated about half the clothes in my closet and have zero regrets! I am loving it so much that I want to keep going and design a small, well thought out summer wardrobe as well. Summer is the season that I tend to accumulate the most pieces of clothing. So my goal will be to think simple and minimal. Will post a few outfit ideas soon.

ORGANIZE // Digital photo management:  I am pretty good about staying on top of my digital photo management. This month I need to unload all the photos on my phone (which I always forget to do), and dump them into iPhoto.  I also need to go through the last four months of my DSLR photos and purge my folders of any duplicates, blurry ones, or ones just not worth keeping. This frees up space on my computer and also means it will be easier to go back and find favorite photos when I need to. I recently wrote a detailed post on how I keep my digital photos organized if you are interested!


Looking forward to making May a good one. Linking up with Hayley!


The Tiny Twig


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14 comments:

  1. Fun! Can't wait to hear how you do at the relay marathon! :)

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  2. Woohoo!! Half your closet? That is an amazing kickstart to a capsule wardrobe. I think I need to add organizing my photos to a goal list this summer. Having babies means so. many. photos. xoxoxo.

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    1. Lindsey - It was easy to get rid of half when I hadn't purged in so many years! I was laughing at hold old many of the items were. :) Thanks for being an inspiration for the capsule project.

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  3. Love your new blog layout (has it been a while and I just haven't been by?) I always get worried commenting on something that might not be so new. Anyways, I appreciate how you put your blog in buckets of life priorities -- it definitely seems to help shape them to be important/smart goals.

    I am intrigued to hear how the capsule project goes for you. I am slowly eliminating the "not-quite-right" clothes from my wardrobe, but I am not sure I can pare it down as far as some ladies go.

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    1. Hi Shannon, thanks for the kind words about my layout. :) It has been a while, but honestly so many people read on their phones these days, I don't blame you for not knowing the latest design! :)

      The capsule thing has been so interesting. It's really eliminated some of that angst I had when trying to get dressed in the morning. Less choices seem to make things easier for me! Good luck with your own paring down!

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  4. Found you through the Tiny Twig link up and have loved reading through the capsule wardrobe posts here and that you reference elsewhere. I have been working on clearing out from my closet for the last couple of years and refining my purchases, but I haven't quite taken it to the level of a capsule...I may just give it a try for summer. :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Carly! Thank you so much for stopping by! The capsule thing has been so freeing for me. I think I do better with fewer choices! Summer is a good time to start since you can get away with a maxi dress, flip flops, tanks and a couple pairs of shorts. I am gonna have to play around and see what works best this season. :)

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  5. How exciting! Good luck with the relay :)

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    1. Thanks so much Elisha!!! I'm nervous!

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  6. Always love reading your words.

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    1. I always love seeing your sweet face pop up in my comment section. ;)

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  7. Yay for unplugging on vacation! I try to do this every few months (vacation or not) and I'm always so happy with how it turns out.

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    1. I agree! It seems that its every few months I feel that ick that comes from too much iPhone. Glad you understand the feeling!

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