Thursday, October 24, 2013

Screw you, Rory Gilmore.

I failed all three of my October goals. I haven't kept up on my budget, I haven't blogged since October 3rd, and I have barely journal-ed. Blerg.

I've never really been any good at goal setting. I think I try to change too many things at once. It's Rory Gilmore's fault. She was the picture of academic perfection! Yes, I know she's not real, and no one could ever drink that much coffee and survive but a girl can dream! When I was really busy my last semester of college, I used to make lists entitled, "Rory Gilmore that crap." I would drink a cup of coffee, be super productive for 45 minutes and then my blood sugar would drop and I would end up watch Lost for the rest of the day on Netflix. So much for my lists...

Even though I didn't keep to any of my goals this month, I have finally learned the art of time management. That has taken me years. If only I would have learned it my junior year of college. I would have graduated with a frakking 4.0! Then I really would be Rory Gilmore- a brilliant caffeine goddess with unnaturally shiny hair. I think for now, I'll just settle for a cup of decaf and the warm, fuzzy feeling I get from constantly being on time to work. Take that, Rory Gilmore!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

2 Little Boys

Finnegan Joseph Montes
(My best friend's son)

Simon Elijah Cofer
(My cousin's son)

Hanging out with these two little dudes today made me even more excited for the birth of Vann Christopher Hoagland at the end of this month!!! I can't wait to meet him!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Why I Love October




I always get a little weird in October. The abrupt change from summer to fall confuses my brain. I get wrapped up in my memories of high school and Regina Spektor song's. I love the blustery, rainy, multiple-personality-disorder-like days of October. It'll be freezing, but the sky will be crystal clear. The air changes, too. It has that odd, menthol-like quality to it. The sweet smell of flowers and campfires is gone and that shocking crystal clear smell of red leaves just hits you so hard.

I really love October. It's so aesthetically and physically pleasing to me. I feel like I can reinvent myself every day. This month I have 3 goals for myself:

1. Budgeting- I have created a spreadsheet. I'm hoping to update it everyday. So far, I'm doing a fantastic job. :)

2. Journaling- I was in Portland a few weeks ago and I made a new friend named Jane. She was a hoot and we discovered we have the same silly habit of buying journals and never writing in them. Journaling is incredibly good for your health. My hope is that you will all hold me accountable. I am excited to get back into it. (By the way, while in Portland, I bought 5 journals. I have a problem.)

3. Blogging- My blog has sat dormant and sad for too long. I have written out a long list of blog ideas. So far I have 20. I really love blogging, I just feel like nothing I say is valuable... I don't know if that is the best reason not to write, though. I'm sure Tina Fey would back me up on that one.

And so, my dear readers, I wish you lovely October days full of coffee, scarves, boots and rain! I'll see you tomorrow. :)