Wednesday, August 1, 2018

2018 Goals Reboot

So, I was taking a look back at earlier posts from this year and read through my goals I set out at the beginning of this year. We are already passed half way through this year anddddd I've pretty much failed all of them.

But real talk, has anyone maintained them?

Instead of taking the stance of "Well, failed this year, better luck next year", I thought that I would try re-starting now. Who says you have to start over at the beginning of the year? I can do it whenever I want. And that is just what I am going to do.

Quick recap of my goals:

  1. Eat lunch away from my desk at least once a week.
  2. Eat cleaner and do some form of physical activity 3-4x a week.
  3. Make time to create and nurture more meaningful relationships both personally and professionally. 
  4. Take at least 30 minutes a day to have quiet time, reading the Bible and journaling.

My goals aren't anything extreme or unachievable. They are really about creating better habits to live a balanced life. My body in my 30's won't be as forgiving as my body was in my 20's.

1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor your God with your bodies."

This verse can probably be interpreted or applied in several ways, but the way I am viewing it now is that I need to be mindful of how I treat my body both physically and spiritually. God gave me this body and I need to respect it and do it well.

So here's to second chances and redo's. If you are like me and didn't stick to your 2018 goals that you set out in the beginning of the year, I encourage you to join me in a re-do. Feel free to share with me any of your goals in the comments, that I may serve as your cheerleader and accountability partner.


Monday, July 30, 2018

Just do it.

Hello friends. I have returned. I am not sure what happened. Well, I do know what happened. Work happened. Around March, I was approaching a go-live date for a big project I had been working on for several months and a lot of my focus went on that (cause it's what pays the bills) and the ol' blog had to take a back seat for a minute. That minute, of course, turned into a four month hiatus. Oops!

Blogging, while a creative outlet for me, requires a lot of effort to be consistent and plan out content. Especially when you have a full time job that at times can be very demanding. The last thing I want to do during my evenings or on the weekends is sit in front of a computer and type. #realtalk

While I always had the blog on my mind, I couldn't get myself to sit down and type. Either I wasn't inspired or I would set the bar to high, comparing myself to other full time bloggers, and talk myself out of it. (This happens more often than I care to admit.) But the more I thought about it and talked about it with the Mr., the more it was like "Vicky, you need to sit down and just do it". Don't wait until you have the perfect post with the perfect picture. If I wait for that to happen in order to start, the four month hiatus will turn into a twelve month hiatus.

So here I am. Taking that first step of writing a post. Getting the creative juices flowing. There is no better time than the present.


P.S. If you read this and want to give a sista a lil' words of encouragement, please leave me a comment :) K. Thx.

Monday, March 19, 2018

My Luck of the Irish weekend!

Well, Monday came in with a whirlwind of craziness. My workday was a bit chaotic and I barely found time eat! I had several back to back meetings and then a tour to end off the day that by the time 4:30 came around, I was physically and mentally pooped! Now I am enjoying some din din at Panera while writing this post before heading to church for GFC Beautiful. Will be making a pit stop by some coffee place to pick up some caffeine boost!

Luck of the Irish 
So about this weekend.... I HIT the jackpot! I posted on Facebook that the luck of the Irish was on my side. I was doing a little impromptu shopping with the Mr while my car was being serviced and decided to do a little walk thru in Best Buy. I am looking to get a new laptop and thought I would stop by to do a little research. While there, I decided to just do a quick perusal of the video game section. I have been wanting some of the classic minis that they have recently come out with but have had no luck in getting because they fly off the shelves so quickly! That is until Saturday where there happen to be one Super NES box on the shelf all by it's lonesome self. I can't tell you how excited I was to find it. Even posted a pic on IG with my lucky find!

Needless to say, the majority of my weekend was consumed by playing Super Mario. There was a lot of screaming and laughter going on. That ish is INTENSE! How I finished some of those levels when I was a kid is beyond me.

Aside from that lovely find, I did pick up some other randoms throughout the weekend including:

  • Top from Banana Republic (OOTD coming to IG this week)
  • Notebook/watercup from Vera Bradley (to go with the thousand others that I have)
  • Eye shadow kit from the Makeup store at the Outlet Mall (they had 50% off all makeup!)
  • Another lippie product from Ulta 
My extent of celebrating St. Patty's Day was wearing green and the scarf that I scored for $3 in the Target Dollar Spot section. We essentially lived the hermit life and stayed home, caught up on shows on our DVR and played the Super NES. A relaxing weekend!

Jord Watch Winner!
Some exciting news! My good friend, Ashley, was the lucky winner of the $100 gift code to Jord watches. She texted me earlier today with the exciting news! To those who signed up, I hope you enjoy the discount and getchu a watch.

Alright friends. That's a wrap over here. Time to roll out and get me some coffee! Chat later!