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2018 kicked off with a bang, and January was an insanely busy month. I spent a lot of time working, not much time blogging (sorry), and even more time plotting! It took me a couple weeks to really set my intentions for the year, but I’m glad I took the time to really set things in place. I feel great about 2018, and January set the foundation.
Here’s how I did with each of my goals over the past month!
Overall Goal: Don’t Overthink It!
I did pretty good with this one! I said “yes” to more work opportunities, bought a diffuser I’ve been eyeing for months, and set up some big goals for February. Instead of talking myself out of things, I just went for it – and it felt great!
Read 50 books.
I got through 2 books in January (not counting the 2-3 cookbooks I read…maybe I should count those?). It’s not a lot, but given I started the month with the flu, and I worked a TON, I was happy with it. I ended January in the middle of reading 2 different books, so while I didn’t quite hit my monthly goal of a book each week, I’m well on my way.
Hike 100 miles.
I made it about 5 miles this month. It was cold and rained all month, but I got out when I could. As it gets warmer, the number will totally go up!
Clean up my beauty routine.
January was all about using what I already have to cut down on waste. I researched some clean products to replace my not-so-clean ones, and I’m looking forward to trying out more products from Maple Holistics! I consider this one a “win” because I started the process by reducing the amount of waste I create in the process!
Create a wardrobe of high quality, sustainable clothing.
The past month was all about purging my wardrobe of items that don’t work for me anymore. I got rid of a lot of clothing that doesn’t serve a purpose for me anymore, doesn’t fit, and is just plain worn out. Some of the clothes went to ThredUP, some were donated, and a lot of them ended up in the trash/recycling. I plan to finish this process in February, and start to plot out and save for new pieces. Creating a better wardrobe starts with starting over, so this past month was great for that.
Travel solo more.
It’s still too damn cold for this, but I have been itching to rent a cabin for a weekend and just hole up with a good book and tons of snacks. We’ll see if I can make this happen!
Overall, I consider January a success! I set some goals, and got to work on them – there are 11 more months to keep working at it!
NOTE: I’m going to be taking the rest of February off from the blog. I need the break to focus on my vegan challenge, working longer hours, and taking some time for myself. I’ll be back in March with an update on how the vegan plan went, and hopefully I’ll be back with way more inspiration for better content. Have a great February, and I’ll see you in a few weeks!