[November Goals Revisited]
Keep my house clean with the daily 6 ( make beds right away, keep your kitchen sink empty, do a load of laundry most days, clean up after yourself, bathroom wipe-down, before bed 10-minute clean up) | Medium check! I did most of these many of the days, but I think the habit that stuck most is cleaning my bathroom every single day. Instead of having to tackle a nasty toilet every few weeks (or…months), wiping down the toilet every single day is much easier, and much less gross. My life is forever changed, you guys. Also, the ten-minute pre-bed clean up is also so very effective with so little effort. Must remember this.
Go to bed by 10 each night | Massive fail. While I generally got into bed within the ten o’clock hour, I was most certainly not in bed by ten. Much to my chagrin, since I love the book I’m reading. It’s just so hard to get it all done! 9:30 is my new cut-off computer and screen time – I might not stick with it 100% of the time, but I’ll try.
Stock my Etsy shop with TONS of stuff for the holidays | Check! Well, I did make a few dozen coffee sleeves, but wanted to sew more. It’s difficult – I have so many ideas for items to create, but so little time to make it happen. Alas. This is my new reality: sewing time is hard to come by. Or rather, I cannot do everything all the time.
Before + after.
Photograph someone or something new to me | Nope. I certainly photographed a lot of Gabe…but I didn’t have any photo sessions this month. While this is a bit disappointing, I also felt quite busy this month and am not sure how I would have squeezed anything else in. But still, sucks. Photography is like a muscle – I need to exercise it to keep myself in shape. Or something like that.
Update my Little Leaf portfolio and gallery | Check! But not my photo gallery.
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Well, November was not a wild success in terms of my goals – but I *did* buy more than half my Christmas presents, designed and ordered Christmas cards, and ran farther than I have in two years. So, all is not lost. I would like to explain how busy I am, how much still did not get done, and how maybe I just want to give up on everything sometimes. But I’m going to make more goals for this month. Because I’m wild and crazy like that. Though, I’m going to simplify with just four goals for the month:
Do the 30 Day Shred | I don’t have to do it every day, but most days. I don’t need to lose any weight, but I would like to get that baby six-pack back that emerged for a few weeks this summer. When we did it in May, I could tell a difference in my muscles – I want that again! The 30 Day Shred made me sweat, yell at Jillian, and get stronger. It was rewarding and I WANT MORE.
Finish a big custom order | See also: make someone watch Gabe so I can cut, pin, and sew in peace. Amen.
Intentionally spend lots of time with Gabe and Mike | I long for a simple holiday season full of the people who matter most. Mike and I both have a few weeks off – and though I plan to fill much of that time with design work, I don’t want to forget to take time these boys.
Earn our rent through design, Etsy, and advertising | I did it two months ago. I can do it again. It was such an amazing feeling to be able to tell Mike I earned enough to pay our rent! Putting it in writing is one step towards making it happen, right?
Sign up for the Nashville Half Marathon | One giant step towards actually running the half marathon!
I’m looking forward to a month full of love, joy, and family. And lots of warm, fuzzy feelings. YAY DECEMBER.