Sunday, February 27, 2011

The First of the Month

Little know fact about me.

I LOVE the FIRST of the MONTH.


I love this for a lot of reasons. I like to see the semi blank page of the next month as it slowly fills up. I like the feeling of a Blank Canvas that I can direct, and sculpt and create for the next 30 days of my life. I like the feeling of turning the page and literally putting the Past Behind me. I like the sense of Accomplishment I feel as I "grow up" and see another year progress. I also LOVE every month it gets Closer to SUNSHINE!! (which is ironic since I am not sure which month to look forward to the sunshine since we never arrived at that month Last Year... trying NOT to be bitter...)

So- MARCH - I flipped the Calendar early this month. I know there is One Day Left in February (yeah for last day Visiting Teaching) but I am geared up for March.

I have ONE MONTH DOWN in my 90 Day Goals.
I have learned a TON already in just one month. I am really excited to see what else I can accomplish in the next month. I want to be Better at taking down my STATS on each of my Goals. Not just roughly estimating how I did, but CONCRETE statistics.

Here is a small UP-DATE:

I have learned that a Goal is not Completely Useless if you Do NOT Meet the Goal you intended. This is NEW to me. I think I have always measured Goals as Success or Failure with very little in between. I have discovered that Doing Better Than I Was does still count for something. And that slipping up is NOT the End of the world.

I am trying to eat only ONE TREAT a WEEK. Ask me how many weeks I have been completely "successful" at this in the 4 short weeks I have done it??
(oh no, you are actually asking me?? and I pride myself on the "realness" of my blog? so I have to answer that? aaggghhhh!)

One week out of 4 I have been successful at eating only ONE TREAT per WEAK.

BUT I have NOT eaten Ice Cream EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, followed by Twizzlers, Red Vines, or Peach Rings, followed by a handful of Peanut Butter M&M's like I have been doing for the past year. So I AM IMPROVING. And that feels GOOD! (there may be some exaggeration here, but not a lot)

I am trying to Learn Spanish. What?! We didn't get in to Puerto Rico? So why continue to Learn Spanish, Katie? Because it is a GOAL.
Am I fluent? No, but I have been putting in HOURS a week on my Homework. I have been turning off the T.V., setting down the extra Reading, getting off of the internet to study. And THAT feels BUENO! :)
(my mind still goes to Malagasy first- so I really wanted to write that it feels "Tsara be"!)

I am spending time Every Day Planning the next day. I feel so much more focused. I feel like my day is not just happening to me- but I am happening to it. This has allowed me to get so much more done! My house is cleaner than it has been since Macie was born. We have eaten better meals, been more focused at the gym, spent more time doing fun things with my kids, and accomplished way more with less stress! And that Feels Good.

There are alot more things I am accomplishing on my goals, that I plan to write about another day- but I just want to say I FEEL GOOD!

I am excited to Flip the Calendar and get started on an even Better Month than Last Month! Yeah me.

P.S. MUST give SHOUT OUT to Former Accountability Partner Aubrey for being a Rock Star and keeping me On Task- even when she was in Hawaii! And a Woot Woot to Heather, NEW Accountability Partner for the Energy I already feel from her! Yeah US!

Happy First of the Month.

"now cash your checks and get up...."

10 points to anyone who can name the song that those beloved lyrics came from.....


  1. I'm glad we weren't alone in feeling gypped that last year there basically was no summer. That sucked. A lot.

    Here's to a 2011 where the sun breaks out of the clouds for more than a day at a time!

    Also, great job on those goals!

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