Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December | small goals

It's been a while since I've written a post. Quiet honestly I've been pretty tired and feeling a bit uninspired. So in order to motivate myself back into the spirit of the holiday season, I figured let's focus on some small goals for December.

But before we get to December, let me do a quick recap on how I did in November. Here is how I did on my goals for last month:

1. Finish our yearly scrapbook. I'm so happy to report that I kept on track and completed our yearly scarpbook. It's actually on its way from Shutterfly and I can't wait to share it with everyone.
I think Shutterfly is one of the best sites if you're interesting in making a photo book. They have so many pre-made templates to choose from, plus their customization tool allows me a lot of freedom as well.

2. Start a new book. I started Beyond Religion - Ethics for the Whole World by HH Dalai Lama this month, but quiet honestly I have not been very inspired to finish it. I don't think it's the book's fault... I just haven't been in the mood lately.

3. Attend a photography class. I attended a 4-hour photography class by Sam Anise at Beaux Art Photography this month. I have to say, if you live near the Dallas area, I would highly recommend Sam's class. He is really a great teacher and I felt like he simplified a lot of the technicial aspects of photography. I learned a great deal and have already started playing around with my camera a lot more without being totally clueless.

4. Overhaul my closet for fall/winter and make a list of the holes in my closet. Unfortunately, this one just didn't get checked off my list! :( I think it had a lot to do with feeling tired and feeling quiet uninspired. I just wasn't even interested in shopping much this month, even with all the great Black Friday deals. This is on my list again for December, so I'm determined to get it done!

5. Be present. I will give myself a C this month. Sadly, I have to admit that I don't think I put as much effort into accomplishing this goal as I could have. I was doing better earlier in the month, but then just kind of fell off the bandwagon. My phone seems to be the biggest distraction.

Three out of 5, I guess that's not too bad. Although I would have loved to give me a 5 out of 5, I'm pretty happy with the progress I have made this month. Now on to the...

1. Host a holiday party.

2. Bake and decorate holiday cookies.

3. Create a gift idea to give to extended family.

4. Drink at least 48 fluid ounces of water a day.

5. Continue keep up with my gratitude journal.

What are some of your goals this December?  Be sure to link up with us over on Nicole's blog