Monday, February 6, 2017

February Small Goals

January is over and is finally February. January felt hard, I'm not that sorry to see it go, even though a lot of good happened too. February is a short month, so it's time to get some goals accomplished. I have a trip planned at the end of the month that I'm really looking forward to and it feels like once we get through February we are on our way to Spring and warmer temps. As always, we are linking up with Nicole at Writes Like a Girl, so go check out everyone's small goals! 

Jen's January Small Goals 
1.  Read 1 book a week.  Major fail. I read a couple of books this month but I didn't hit one book a week stats. I've been in a weird reading space recently.
2.  Follow Blogilates January Calendar.  I did pretty ok with this goal.  I consistently worked out 2-3 times every week for the entire month which is exactly what I was aiming for.  I'm feeling strong again and very happy with this accomplishment.
3.  Dress up more.  I did pretty great with this goal.  My dress up clothes got way more loving this month. 
4.  Start a winter themed cross stitch pattern.  Yaaaaas! I have the cross stitch portion of this project about half way done. 
5.  Make a 2017 Crafty To Do List.  Eh, does making one in your head count? I never put anything on paper but I did make short "Catch Up On & Finish These Projects" list which I'm seriously knocking out. I had a hard time planning projects I wanted to complete by the end of the year because I was more focused on finishing up a few works in progress from last year.  I have several almost finished up though and it feels really good so I'm calling this a win!

4/5 completed.  I feel like this month's goals were really easy to accomplish. 
February Small Goals 
1. Buy fabric to sew a top.  In January I bought a couple of patterns that you can use separately to make shirts or skirts or use together to make a dress.  It even has different sleeve variations.  I've only made one skirt my entire crafting career and I really want to make more of my wardrobe.  This month I will figure out the fabric situation for this project. 
2.  Pay off credit card.  Whew, now that the holidays are over and tax season is upon us I'm making a goal to pay off my credit card that accrued a balance over the holiday. It's nothing crazy, but I'll love to eliminate it from my monthly bills.
3.  Call my Representatives weekly.  I feel like Heather and I have an united front on this one.  We are both very passionate about what is going on and we acknowledge that we can always be doing more. We aren't going to be able to attend every rally or meet and great but we really have to keep making the political process a priority.
4.  Schedule a Haircut.  I'm very willy-nilly with get haircuts. I usually just wait until it gets so long it gets in my way and then I cut it.  It's now halfway down my back when straight and starting to become very annoying.  Plus, it's blocking my graphic tee messages.  I'm thinking about cutting it off a little past my shoulders, but we'll see what I end up deciding.
5.  Replenish Cat Toys.  The kitties toys are in sad shape. I mean sad.  It is time to order them some new ones! I keep dreaming about making some, and I might still, but I really want them to have some new, fresh stuff to play with so I'm going to buy them some new toys and toss out the old stuff.

Heather's January Small Goals 
1. Make some delicious curry Done! I think I'm mostly happy about accomplishing this, because I love me some curry. It took me two tries but I think I'm on to something here. 
2. Updated my resume  Done! I have a snazzy new resume on deck. 
3. Send 6 pieces of snail mail  Another one bites the dust! I was able to send out 8 pieces of snail mail in January. 
4. Wash my face nightly  Big fail. I forgot this was a goal honestly. I think I washed my face twice a week on average which is not great. 
5. Work on a blog schedule (something Jen and I can both edit and contribute to!)  So there is now a Google Drive with shared blog related documents that Jen and I can both edit. The schedule part isn't done yet but it's close. 

February Small Goals 
1. Spend zero money on clothes So I'm going to Arizona for 5 days at the end of the month and need to be careful with my spending until then. The only exception is buying a pair of Converse because I've had plans to purchase those in February for weeks. 
2. Plan my week & meals on Sunday nights My word of the year is "intentional" and I've been doing morning intentions almost everyday. I notice a huge difference in my day when I set my intentions vs. when I don't. I'd like to start doing a weekly intentions setting thing on Sundays to start my week off right. 
3. Call my Representatives once a week I don't want to lose the fire and momentum I've had since the Women's March. My job is answering phones 8 hours a day so I usually avoid talking on the phone in my downtime. However I think it's important to fit these kinds of calls in. I think everyday is unrealistic but twice a week is totally doable. 
4. Plan a girls trip Some friends at work have been talking about taking a weekend girls trip to Nashville soon and I want to hammer out some solid plans with that. I love traveling and spending time with my friends, so I'm really looking forward to this trip. 
5. Work out 3 times a week I'm a serious slacker. I have good intentions to work out but never follow through. I need to be more proactive (and dare I say, intentional) with this goal and make it a priority. I don't have to be at work until 9:30 so morning workouts need to happen. No excuses. 


  1. Wow, another small goal-er posted about calling their representatives and I feel like y'all are sending me a subliminal message lol. That's something that, honestly, I don't do NEARLY enough. For some reason it's just a big fear for me but I need to get over it!!!

  2. Calling your representatives weekly is a great idea! I should adopt that as a goal too...

  3. So happy to hear I'm not the only one who fails at washing their face regularly! Sure, I use a face wipe to take my make-up off, but I know that's not good enough. My poor skin.