Tag Archive | goals

New Goals, Baby-Inspired

New Goals, Baby-Inspired

I’m now 32 and we have a baby and so much has changed!  Obviously my 33rd year will be dominated by baby adventures… there will be so many firsts, and challenges, and memories to cherish! Thus when I thought about my goals, it seemed natural that baby would take the forefront.  That said, I also […]

Unexpected Luxuries (or why I didn’t get all my goals completed last year)

A year ago things like diamonds, private jets and fancy cars would have topped the list when I thought of luxury.  Taking incredible vacations and having endless funds and not ever having to work anymore would have also been considered.  Certainly, the act of setting and completing goals wouldn’t have even crossed my mind.  It’s funny how […]

Life Loofah’s Lost Months (aka That Time I Had a Baby)

I birthed a baby y’all!  Wahoo! These past few weeks with our brand new baby boy have been amazing and frustrating and tiring and exhilarating all at once.  And when he’s cooing and smiling and wiggling, time seems to fly by.  But when he’s uncontrollably crying and I’m in pain from breast feeding and I’m exhausted […]

Feb/Mar Fitness Challenge: The Home Stretch

Feb/Mar Fitness Challenge: The Home Stretch

According to my midwife, I’ve had a “boring” pregnancy.  She meant it as a compliment… I’ve been pretty low maintenance for her over the last 8 months or so.  Even given that midwives as providers tend to take on the low risk and easier pregnancies, I’ve been a breeze for her.  I told her “you’re […]

Overthinking Kindness

To my surprise, one of the 32 goals I set for myself this year, to complete 12 random acts of kindness, has continually eluded me.  To the untrained eye (you, dear reader) that might indicate that I’m just generally an unkind person, after all how hard can it be to be kind to someone at […]

A Simplistic Dystopian Read

As part of my reading challenge, I had to read a book I should have read in high school.  Initially I had no idea what I’d read to fulfill this requirement, and then a friend of mine asked if I’d read The Giver. Apparently, she read it in high school and was surprised that many […]

Gratitude Gems: No More Shoveling

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! As I walked out to the car this morning through the fresh snow that had fallen overnight, I couldn’t help but consider our new shoveling situation.  We used to live in a house, and so we were responsible […]

Wayward Goals

Wayward Goals

Over the course of this year, I’ve set out to accomplish a lot of goals.  Some of those goals are even lists in amongst themselves, and so the list really is quite lengthy.  As I near my 32nd birthday, I’ve been considering how best to approach completing as many as possible on that list, and […]

Cross Stitching for Christmas

Cross Stitching for Christmas

Every year around the holidays I always seem to make note of endless ideas for Christmas-themed cross stitching.  There are so many great ideas out there, and I always wish I had a little bit more time to try a couple before the season is over.  And every year I find I’m simply too busy with […]

Home Office Space

I’ve had the opportunity to work from home every once in a while now for well over a year – probably going on two years at this point.  I’m lucky to have a manager that believes in providing the best possible working environment, and if that means allowing an employee some time to work on […]