Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Year's Resolutions: Updates!

I can hardly believe that almost one third of the year is over. With May 1st just around the corner, I think it is perfect timing to revist my 'new year's resolutions' and see what I need to continue to focus on. I posted in January about the four areas of my life that I would like to work on this year and they included stay healthy, save money, live simply, and have fun. Here are some updates on each area:
  • Stay Healthy- I still need to work on exercising more consistently, watching my diet, and limiting the amount of eating out. Stay tuned for May 1st when I post my new workout/diet plan!
  • Save Money- My husband and I are currently trying to set aside $2500 in a Baby Savings Fund to use for medical expenses and baby supplies for when we have a baby. We currently have $1000 saved and plan on contributing $200 each month to this fund.
  • Live Simply- This area is often the hardest when trying to balance work versus life and lately it has been crazy for me. This time of year is very busy for me at work, so it takes an extra effort to balance my work time and time to be at home and enjoy friends and family. I also have been focusing on doing 'more with less' when it comes to life (which I will post about soon). Living simply can be done, but it sure takes a lot of effort!
  • Have Fun- This year has already been full of fun travel plans which included a girl's trip to Vegas, a four day road trip to Nebraska, and two trips planned in May to see Rockies games. I hope to be able to continue our love of travel and also enjoy the fun available in our own backyard of Colorado.
Resolutions are often hard to stick to, which is why I find when I blog about it... it keeps me on track. Just by typing this post, I have a renewed committement to the goals I set on January 1st!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Finally Back!

First, I have to apologize for my month long absence. Life has been crazy with a huge and stressful work load, planning a conference for 150 people, taking a four day road trip to Nebraska, and trying to find time for rest and relaxation. Another reason for my absence has been my delay in deciding what to use my blog for after I have reached the milestone birthday of 25, which is the reason I started the blog in the first place. I have always been a person that needs a list of goals to work towards... which is why my list of '25 things to do before turning 25' was a perfect fit for me. It gave me a tangible list of things I wanted to do and work on in a specified amount of time. After much thought and consideration, I know have a plan for my blog... which explains the format changes. I always seem to have a few goals that I am working on, which is why I have them listed to the right. Even if I am only working on one or two goals, it helps keep me on track and motivated to blog about it. I also absolutely love discussing and reviewing the book club selections that I read each month. As you can see to the right, I will be listing my current book club read and discussing it throughout the month... just click on the book and you can order your own copy! Another favorite part of my blog is the long list of other blogs that I follow religiously! I cannot even begin to tell you how many amazing and creative ideas I have found just by browsing the list of my favorite blogs. I hope you have a chance to look through them too... you will be sure to find great ideas. Okay, so the plan going forward is that I will blog about life... life at 25 and the goals I love to work on... and the simple joys of life like book club, throwing parties, and relaxing to actually enjoy this amazing life that I have! Hope you keep reading...