Thursday, November 7, 2013

Looking Forward

I recently had a friend ask how I did on my 25 before 25 list. Of course I had completely forgotten about my list. How sad, I set all of these big goals and then I didn't even think about them again. Until I made my 30 before 30, which I also forgot about. Or I got pregnant, we could look at it that way. AND I just turned 26 so I still have time on my 30 before 30. 
To recap, I completed 11 of my 25 goals and 3 of my 30 before 30 goals. I think my 25 before 25 was a bit unrealistic. Especially since I didn't even give myself a full year. A few of my 30 before 30 goals are a bit farfetched as well.
I've been known to put too much pressure on myself before. I mean the first thing on my 30 before 30 is to have a baby. How did I expect to have a baby AND knock all of those things off of my list?? 
I think it's a great idea to set a few smaller goals from time to time or from season to season. Maybe throw one big goal in there, but never put too much pressure on yourself with too many unattainable goals!
With that being said, I'd like to take a few things from my lists that I'd like to complete within the next year or with our little babe:

-Paint the outside of our house(it is beyond needing it)
-Host a fancy schmancy dinner party. This will take time. We will need to adjust to our new lifestyle, but I'd like to get a small group of friends together for cocktails and a beautiful 5-course meal!
-Chop down our own Christmas tree. We always had a real tree growing up, but we never cut it down ourselves. Kory and I have had a fake tree since we've been together. I asked him to promise me that when we have children, we would cut our own. This year we will be! :)
-And I would still like to send a hand-written letter to someone I care about. 

There you have it, just a few simple goals for the next few months. Are you always planning and moving forward? I always try to head in the direction of a better life. By a better life I don't mean a life full of things, I want a life full of love, family and laughter. I'd say friends too, but my friends are my family. 
xx,
Melissa Loren

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I think that small goals are sometimes more effective. I once heard someone say that in the morning, you should write down 6 things that you want to accomplish that day. You can't move on to the second item until you have accomplished the first item on your list and so on and so forth. I think that's great advice.

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