Goals // May 2014

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Spring has me feeling re-inspired and I’m ready to rock out some new goals for May! It’s hard to believe I haven’t posted any goals since January, but blogging has a way of getting away from me and life has been very full lately! So first I’ll backtrack to see what I accomplished from January.

January Goals

  • Start blogging  I blogged a total of 3 times in the last 4 months… Not so great! But at this point anything is better than nothing.
  • Organize holiday decor into bins  My Christmas decor is totally organized, neat, and in labeled bins. My fall, winter, and Halloween decor are getting there!
  • Stretch!  Kinda sorta did this. 
  • Wear my glasses more  Wore them more in January, but not much since then. Note to self: Make eye doctor appointment!
  • Complete Graphic Grace rebranding  I ended up rebranding my blog but not quite getting to Graphic Grace. And in light of recent events (which I will be sharing in the near future), I’m pretty sure I’ll be putting business on hold for awhile.
  • Read 2 books  Negative. I started like, five books. I finished zero. They are ALL in progress and I haven’t made the time to read!
  • Decide on a plan for my office  Done! Decorated! Complete! 
  • Wear bright lipstick  Check! Reds, hot pinks, corals… I rocked them all!
  • Start a skin care regimen  Another check! Moved to natural/organic skin care and my skin is super happy because of it.
  • Send Christmas gifts + cards  Yes! I was late with them all, but they got mailed.
  • Finish nightstand project   Complete and sharing soon!
  • Prep blog for Alt Summit   Fail. Alt Summit was great, but my blog was nowhere near ready.
  • Take a bath!  Finally took a bath in our brand new tub for the first time since we moved into our brand new home… Just last week!
  • Create a base price list for design & photography services   Thought about it, but didn’t write any of it down or commit to anything.

I’d say I completed a good amount of my goals. Now let’s move on to May… My favorite month of the year! Yes, I’m a little bias… It’s my birthday month! #TeamTaurus

May Goals

  • Start blogging regularly
  • Finish organizing holiday decor into bins
  • Read 2 books
  • Sort and recycle old magazines
  • Start unpacking/organizing the tornado room (a whole room of boxes, bins, and excess!)
  • Tackle and purge the office closet
  • Project Life catch up!
  • Try a new workout DVD
  • Plan, shop, and spend a weekend doing Once A Month Cooking
  • Plan a getaway for my birthday weekend
  • Find a yoga studio and try a yoga class
  • Get my bridesmaid dress altered for my brother’s wedding (and still fit into it)!
  • Two words: Mani Pedi
  • Try try try to get 7-8 hours of sleep a night

I have my work cut out for me! A lot of organizing, a lot of catch up… Adding another note to self to start updating my design portfolio in June. I have to keep the lists manageable!

Signing off for the evening. What do you think of the new blog design? It makes me feel excited and calm at the same time!

Goals // January 2014


We’re fifteen days into 2014, and what a kickin’ year it’s been already! Work has been ever-consuming after a quickie holiday break, my freelance work has been picking up, and my social calendar is quickly filling up for the first half of this year… Thank you, wedding season! It’s going to be a good one… My brother is tying the knot and both Mr. Ploscik and I are in the bridal party! Hip hip, hooray!

I’m not doing resolutions this year (*gasp* I know, I always do resolutions). But this year, my goals and dreams and wishes and plans all revolve around one little word… A word I’ll be sharing later this week. Muahaha…

These are my goals for the month of January… Ready, set, go!

  • Start blogging
  • Organize holiday decor into bins
  • Stretch!
  • Wear my glasses more
  • Complete Graphic Grace rebranding
  • Read 2 books
  • Decide on a plan for my office
  • Wear bright lipstick
  • Start a skin care regimen
  • Send Christmas gifts + cards
  • Finish nightstand project
  • Prep blog for Alt Summit
  • Take a bath!
  • Create a base price list for design & photography services

I like to keep my monthly goals a healthy mix of creative, productive, and fun. I’ve already been working on some of these, but some still have to happen before the end of the month. I’ll be sure to report on how I’m doing in February… Which is already two weeks too soon!

So what about you? Did you make resolutions this year? Are you doing monthly goals, or maybe something similar? I’d love to hear about it. I love a good goal!