momentum.



At the beginning of 2016, I decided on a word for the year. 

Persevere.

I didn't even bother to truly set a New Year's resolution.  I guess it's because I knew I would fail.

Fail.

Such a strong word. 

grounded.

Hi, all!
Long time, no post, huh?

Yep. My graduate school career is slowly coming to an end.  (Whoop whoop!)

grounded.

Hi, all!
Long time, no post, huh?

Yep. My graduate school career is slowly coming to an end.  (Whoop whoop!)

#summer16 Bucket List FAIL

Okay.  Here it is Monday, August 15, and I will admit that I have failed MISERABLY with my bucket list. *inserts emoji*

Let's recap my bucket list from my 5/9/16 post....

So, here's what I hope to accomplish this summer while I’m home! 

  1. Finish my internship! (DUH!)-CHECK!
  2. Make 2 YT videos a month!-FAIL!
  3. Complete a handlettering e-course!-eh, kinda but not really *sigh*
  4. Find my bullet journal niche!-NOPE
  5. Open an online savings account.-not yet....
  6. Clean out my 2 closets in the spare bedroom.-absolutely not
  7. Read two books for leisure a month.-NOPE *sigh*
  8. Listen to 2 personal development books a month.-afraid not
  9. Make a budget for the next academic semester.-eh, kinda but not really
  10. Finish The Life-Changing Habit of Tidying Up."-no sir-ee Bob.
  11. Adopt the Kon-Marie method in my bedroom. -really?
  12. Get an Apple Watch!-I WISH
  13. Write three blog posts a month. -I think y'all can figure this one out
  14. Work out at least 90 days.-Maybe 30 days?
  15. Burn at least 40K calories between tomorrow (May 20) and August 28; that’s 101 days!-nope
  16. Complete a blog design web course!-not even close
  17. Apply to medical school by August 1!-YES!!!
  18. Teach myself photography--using either an e-course or a book-no
  19. Pay off my credit card bill!-No way Hosea.
  20. Fit into a size 12 jeans!-*crickets*
As you can see, I only completed 2 out of 20 bucket list activities; that's a completion rate of 10%. But honestly, of all the things on that list, those two were the most important, so I feel accomplished. 

And besides, although I'm a tad bit disappointed that I did not fit into those size 12 jeans, I still have some time to redeem myself. My summer is over in two weeks, but summer isn't officially over until September 22. That means I have roughly a month to accomplish more of these goals.

So before September 22, I will:
-Pay off my credit card bill. (and prayerfully so GOODBYE to that card for GOOD!)
-Finish 2 personal development books ("You are a Badass" and "I AM THAT GIRL").
-Practice hand-lettering twice a week.
-Lose 10 pounds (that's 2 pounds a week!).

This is going to be a busy semester for me (graduation is in view: December 17th), and I have mustered up the courage to pursue two huge dreams of mine (deets coming soon) that will require a lot of research and effort. But with my personal development under my wings, I think I will be okay.

Talk to you soon!









#summer16 Bucket List

My summer {officially} started on April 28th, but I have been busy locating an internship and catching up with family and friends. Now I’m a pretty boring person, but I thought it would be fun to make a summer bucket list!


So, here's what I hope to accomplish this summer while I’m home!
  1. Finish my internship! (DUH!)
  2. Make 2 YT videos a month!
  3. Complete a handlettering e-course!
  4. Find my bullet journal niche!
  5. Open an online savings account.
  6. Clean out my 2 closets in the spare bedroom.
  7. Read two books for leisure a month.
  8. Listen to 2 personal development books a month.
  9. Make a budget for the next academic semester.
  10. Finish The Life-Changing Habit of Tidying Up."
  11. Adopt the Kon-Marie method in my bedroom.  
  12. Get an Apple Watch!
  13. Write three blog posts a month.
  14. Work out at least 90 days.
  15. Burn at least 40K calories between tomorrow (May 20) and August 28; that’s 101 days!
  16. Complete a blog design web course!
  17. Apply to medical school by August 1!
  18. Teach myself photography--using either an e-course or a book!
  19. Pay off my credit card bill!
  20. Fit into a size 12 jeans!


If you couldn’t already tell, a lot of my “bucket list” items are very...adulty in nature. Is this what being almost 23 feels like?!

MIA

I've been MIA....

But I'm back and I'm better. (*Bryson Tiller voice*)