Welcome flowers on the first day at my new job! If there was ever a key to my heart, it’s flowers. And cookies (soft ones).
I feel like the summer is already flying by and it just started… though I turn 30 in three weeks, so this could just be me reflecting on my own mortality. Just kidding (kind of?). Will and I are off to Vail later this month for a wedding, and I’m just trying not to fall off the steep learning curve that is a new job. Thankfully, Will took his test on Saturday (yay!), so life feels calmer and quieter. Also, I was supposed to report to jury duty for two weeks on Monday, and it got cancelled an hour before I had go in, so I am feeling like the luckiest person in the world! AND The Bachelorette is back and celebrating gap toothed people, which makes my heart sing for my former gap toothed self! So essentially, life is beautiful.
Read at least one book (Flight of Dreams… I’m going to be honest with you, I didn’t love it, and The Distant Hours, another Kate Morton book I stayed up way too late reading)
2. Keep up with my straight through the bible in a year reading plan (I’ve got 20 days left!)
3. No clothes shopping – Erm… this did not happen, but I plead temporary insanity because I started a new job with much fancier dress requirements and what was I thinking in making this goal!?
Buy two items that make our lives easier (instead of any random number of things that just take up space in our lives) I’m trying to retrain my brain on how I view being a consumer, and the responsibility I have to only bring things into my life that I need and will value and appreciate. Too often I spend money on things (clothes, gadgets, etc.) that don’t serve me well- and then balk at spending money on items that I actually do need and will have a direct impact on my daily life. This month I bought a new pair of glasses, which were much needed since mine had broken in half and I’d been wearing them like a monocle, as well as a very handy dandy vitamin case that bears a striking resemblance to a polly pocket (perhaps they sold the patent?). These two items have succeeded in making my life easier on a daily basis! Much better investments than say, a pair of trendy shoes, or a dinner out somewhere or even 4 trips to the vending machine for a diet coke at work (which is what the vitamin case cost!).
5. Incorporate a (short) evening yoga routine. I mean kind of!! I haven’t been super consistent, but I have a few poses I go through for about 10 minutes a few nights a week. I’m liking it and hoping to keep it up!
1. Read at least one book (Currently: Simplicity Parenting, Up next: Salt to the Sea)
2. FINISH my straight through the bible in a year plan!
3. Perfect my braiding skills (one of my 3 by 30 goals)
4. Do some reflecting on my 20’s in preparation for my 30th birthday next month
5. Keep my plants alive! I bought a few beautiful plants for our front porch and have managed to keep them alive going on 4 weeks now, which means that if my previous track record is any indication, they’re headed to their over or possibly under watered grave soon. But I have hope!
6. Buy two more items that make our lives easier and left go of two items that are making our lives more complicated… I already kicked this off by buying a pill splitter, which is going to be a game changer for me considering that I currently bite one of my daily pills in half and just deal with the powdery mess.
7. Finish watching the decades documentaries on Netflix- I am about halfway through the 70’s, and need to watch the 60’s. This is part of my crash course in recent American history, i.e. things you should really know by 30, especially when you work in an office with honest to goodness historians.
8. Complete a procrastination project around the apartment (put up our entry way hooks, complete a throw out 50 things challenge, go through our books shelves, list the office chair lurking in our bedroom on Craigslist, recover that dang green chair in our living room).