Hi there everyone! How’s it going? Sorry I missed you all yesterday. I just didn’t feel like writing on Sunday and ended up spending a big chunk of time with Bart’s family, so I figured I’d just catch you all today.
This past weekend was an absolute blast. If you read my blog last week, you know on Saturday Bart and I met up with my parents to go to the Husky football game, which turned out to be a great game regardless of the loss. We had tickets in the front row and everyone agreed that it was pretty awesome to be right down in the action, even though seeing things on the other side of the field was a little tough at times. The weather was gorgeous and we had an awesome time catching up and cheering on our dawgs! The rest of the weekend, as mentioned before, was spent catching up with Bart’s family and relaxing at home. Absolutely perfect 🙂
Now on to the purpose of today’s post. Since we are switching to a new season and I’m still fairly new to my job, I figured now was the perfect time to set fall resolutions for myself. And what better way to hold myself accountable than to blog about it!
- Reach out to a friend I haven’t talked to in over a year–No, I don’t have anyone in particular in mind, but I’ve wanted to reconnect with so many people from my past and never set aside the time to actually do it. I know in an earlier post I talked about everything happening for a reason and learning to let go of some relationships to make more time for others, but I have so many wonderful people from my past who I would love to grab a latte with and chat. This season, I’m going to make the time and do it!
- Call and actually talk to my mom and dad once a week— Even though I text them at least every other day, I feel like there is such a difference between talking and texting. My parents are SO important in my life and I really want to make sure we continue to have that tight-knit bond even as my work load progresses over the next few years. (Yes mom, I know you’re reading this, so be expecting more phone calls! 🙂 )
- Start saving money— I’m so hyper-focused on paying off my student loans, but I feel like I need to start continuously adding to my savings account with each paycheck. Life is gonna get expensive soon!
- Be more flexible with plans— I’m definitely a planner. I schedule everything in my life and typically don’t like to just do things completely on a whim. Although there are some positives that come out of living my life like this (I’m NEVER the late one anywhere!), I need to start being more open to changing my plans at the very last minute and hope throughout the fall I can really work on applying this to my social calendar.
- Come up with at least one idea that’s outside the box— While I won’t go into specifics on what I do, I can tell you that the role I’m in is pretty innovative and fast-paced. People are continuously coming up with cool new ideas to improve the business or a business process and I want to join the club! This fall, I want to come up with at least one new idea to make things better at my company and help us be more successful in the marketplace.
- Read at least every other day— I have about 3 different career books that I really want to get started on, but never find the drive at the end of a long day. This month, I want to buckle down and start reading more. With Bart back in class and having to read anyways, I think this will be a great chance for me to expand my business knowledge and develop good reading habits that hopefully I can maintain over time.
- Attend a Women in Business Seminar— I’m very lucky to work in a business environment that treats women and men equally, but I know that isn’t the case throughout the entire business world. I want to attend at least one seminar and connect with at least one new person to learn more about how to excel in your job as a businesswoman.
- Do more yoga— Every workout I do is so intense by nature, which can be good for relieving stress from work, but can also leave me dragging by the end of it. I really want to incorporate more yoga into my weekly workout routine, whether it be a 20 minute online class or an hour long stretch-out class on Sundays.
- Quit biting my nails-– Yes, this has been my goal forever, but I feel like now is as good a time as any to really commit. I just got a fresh mani, so perfect excuse to keep from biting!
- Drink more water— I’ve started slacking on this a bit and have been paying for it in mid-afternoon headaches. Time to start carrying my big water bottle again and refilling it a time or two throughout the day!
- Take more walks at work– There are some times during the day when I don’t have much going on and I know it’s time to start taking advantage of it while I have the free time. Daily walks always leave me feeling so much better throughout the day and I know sitting at a desk for 8 hours can cause serious health problems that I’m not quite ready to face yet. This fall, I really want to get up in those moments I have a break and take a walk around the building or even just walk around my office for a few minutes.
And with that, I’m off to go read a book. There’s no time like the present to start getting to work on some of these goals! 🙂 Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Do you have any fall goals?