Monday, January 1, 2018

Birthday Post: Recap Goals from 2017 and New Goals for 2018

Goals from 2017:

- I would really like to run Hood to Coast again this year if my team from last year invites me back. With that goal I would like to avoid heat exhaustion this time around, because that was no joke! (Did not end up running it this year. C.J. and I were invited to run it together but we had a lot of weddings to attend. More than I originally planned on) 

- Go to Nashville, TN in the Spring! (Didn't make this happen sadly)

- Visit Cayly in Orange County (April 2017)

- Begin planning my next international trip- Preferably to Spain! Most likely for 2018 (Working on it!)

- Begin applying for Community Manager positions within my company (I have decided that Property Management is not what I want for my future, so I will not be pursuing this)

- I want to purchase my own website and move my blog to that space (I did purchase my own domain this year, but have not redone my website quite yet. I would love to eventually though)

- Incorporate more work out related posts for my Blog (Didn't get to do this alot either, but I would love to do some filming and C.J. and I have talked about doing that together)

- I would love to collaborate more with photographers and do more fashion posts on my Blog (Definitely focused more on this, but want to do even more next year!)

- Possibly start the process of buying a condo. It might be just to find renters to make side income.  Not sure yet. (Right now I am not interested in doing this. Definitely in the future though!)

Goals for 2018:

- Travel to Spain ideally in the Spring, but if not... NASHVILLE THIS YEAR FOR SURE!

- Take a class at the Mac store to learn how to operate my dang laptop! For being a social media consumer you would be surprised at how much I DO NOT know about TECHNOLOGY!!

- Make money doing things I am passionate about (ie. social media/blogging- Side Hustling)

- See Taylor Swift in Concert (or at least attend one if not more concerts)

- More Fashion Posts, and would love to do some real collaborations with photographers

- I would love to take a hot air balloon ride!

- Take more time to rest

- Read 2 books (I never read anymore, and I want to get back into it)

-Cook more at home and expand my cooking repretoire

-Continue working on my legs and abs in the gym. I have been targeting these muscle groups in the past few months and have loved my results so far!

The High Points from 2017 in Picture Form:

Visiting Cayly in L.A
C-Tips Wedding 
Spokane Wedding for Amy and Marshall
Kissing Him..... my Favorite!
Sunriver with my Handsome
Danielle's Wedding
Trying to Keep up with this Guy in the Gym
Sunriver with the Fam
Shauna Pants' Wedding
Thanksgiving with Christian
Hood River 2017
Lindsey's Bachelorette Party at the Beach and some Portland Gear Advertisement

Pendleton Roundup
4th of July St. Paul Rodeo with Holls and C.J.
Thanksgiving with my Favorite People
Blake Shelton Concert
Just Flying a Plane.. NBD

Love and Wrapping up 2017 and Looking Forward to 2018



  1. Great blog - great photos! Looks like 2017 was pretty good to you. Have a happy 2018!

    1. Thanks Dad!! You were part of the reason why the year was so great!

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    Appreciate it!

    1. I have been off my Blog for many months now, so my apologies that I am JUST NOW responding! When I decided to start my blog, it was back in college and I wanted a place to share my thoughts as a way of therapy and art. I do not feel I have devoted enough time to this over the years to make it truly successful, however... that was never truly my goal. My goal was to share my creativity with whoever wanted to read/learn, and my hope was to inspire people! My best advice, would be to discover what it is you are wanting to share and the why. Is it to help others or inspire others? Is it to start a business? Is it to earn money? Is it for your own art and creativity? Whatever the answer is, focus on that!

      I am beginning to jump back into my Blog, and want to spend more time focusing on it. I am excited to do that, thank you for reading!


  3. i am glad to see this.