Joining Erika and Emily for the Monthly Bucket List link up. Here’s what I hope to accomplish in February.
My number one focus in February will be to remember how blessed I am and try to combat the stress. Baseball season will begin and we will split our time between watching TCU play in Fort Worth and the little man closer to home. With every weekend full of fun this leaves no time for laundry, meal planning, grocery shopping or any of the other 1000 things that typically need tending to over the weekend. I will have to be organized and very diligent about handling these things during the week..amidst all of our other weekly commitments. Working out gives me so much energy and helps keep me positive so I will do my best to make 5 workouts a week. My quiet time definitely helps me remain calm so I know it is a must. On top of all the personal stuff we will begin the process of preparing for our annual budget at work so I will also need to be focused there in order to have a clear mind when I leave. My goal for 2015 is to Be Present in all that I do and I have been successful in a couple of areas but there are definitely a few more that still need lots of work.
We set aside one night a week the entire month of January and having that time to connect one on one without the kids chiming in was gold. I’m not saying every other day was perfect but I definitely had a softer and more loving heart. It will definitely be harder in February with increased nighttime activities and the weekend but I’m definitely putting effort into seeing this continue.
On to a for real lifetime bucket list item! TCU will be playing Arizona State and I am taking this opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. My mom, Jordan and I will fly out a day early and rise at the crack of dawn to make the trip from Tempe to the Flagstaff area to see the Grand Canyon. I can hardly wait to share this beauty with them.
Christmas cash is all but a distant memory and we will be spending a lot of money on hotels the next few months so I know I need to cut back on my shopping budget. Plus…the more time I’m spending online shopping the less time I have to stay focused on the other tasks to be successful with #1. I’m going to try and shop my closet as much as possible this month and wear the clothes I already have. I have more clothes than I even know what to do with and I have been really good so far this year about immediately putting an item in the give away bag if I wear it and don’t spend my day feeling good in it. I think culling out some of the clothes I don’t love will really help me see what I have to work with. I love, love, love adding new clothes to my closet so this is going to be super hard but I’m going to give it a go.
That’s right you avid readers out there go ahead and roll your eyes that reads A book! I’m trying to be successful here and didn’t want to immediately set myself up to fail. I read a total of 5 books over the entire year last year so it’s just not my thing. I love reading but it often takes a back seat to something else. My reading list, however, is getting longer and longer so I’m really hoping I can knock a few out this month as I’m traveling and staying in hotels but one will make me feel super. I am going to start with this one. Yes I realize it is already a movie but if you think reading 5 books in a year was pitiful you really don’t want to know how many times I made it to the movies.
Wish me luck friends!
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