April 2015 Goals

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Happy April, which means Spring is officially, finally here! I’m still waiting for all of the Cherry Blossoms to fully bloom in DC, but I’ve already been loving the start to one of my favorite times of the year. March has been a great month, though it flew by in the blink of an eye! March kicked off with marvelous birthday celebrations (and birthday acts of kindness!), lots of fun times around the city with friends, spending my Spring Break traveling to Boston and New Hampshire (more here), an absolutely fabulous Stephanie Scholl Events wedding here in DC at Eastern Market (a sneak peek!), and plenty of eager anticipation for the coming month. I’m pretty giddy about what’s to come in April, and I’ll share more soon (lots of excitement over here)! The Lord has been so present this month, and I’ve been focusing on obeying Him in every single aspect of my life. I cannot wait to see all of the events and possibilities of April unfold; I’m confident it’s going to be GOOD.

A quick recap of my March goals…

1. Buy flowers for someone, just because – and treat myself to fresh flowers, too! [Done & done! Don’t fresh flowers make everything better?!]
2. Bike, run, and play tennis outside as much as possible [A couple times, yes – still waiting on warmer weather]
3. Make some huge business/wedding/styling dreams happen this month!!! [Yes!!]
4. Celebrate my birthday with loved ones & also spread joy through acts of kindness with others [It was a great birthday – read more here & here]
5. Do at least one new-to-me DC activity or event [Art gallery crawl in Dupont Circle!]
6. Lead my small group [Honored to do so!]
7. Renew that darn passport [After way, way too long on my to-do list, I actually mailed it in the first week of the month!!! Finally.]
8. Finishing planning and fully coordinate my March bride’s wedding here in DC! [Yes!! And it was SO good.]
9. Enjoy my Spring Break (in Boston + New Hampshire; how ironic!) and unplug as much as possible [It was an amazing week, indeed]
10. Finish reading Psalms [Close but not quite!]
11. “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”  – Philippians 4:4

April Goals

1. Finish reading Psalms (I’m 2/3 of the way there!)

2. Thoroughly enjoy Cherry Blossom season here in DC & check lots off my Spring to-do list

3. Celebrate Easter & Jesus’ resurrection at home in NC with my family

4. Eat lots of meals outside & run, bike, and play tennis as much as possible

5. Continue to work with all of my brides on their weddings + meet with each of them at least once

6. Go to the Farmer’s Market & cook a new recipe

7. Attend the Dear Sweetheart Events Styling Workshop and get as much out of it as possible (ditto for another wedding/business opportunity this month down in North Carolina!)

8. Find balance, time to rest, and time for the Lord amidst one of the busiest months of my life!

9. “Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead.” – 1 Peter 1:6

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Sharing goals is empowering & definitely helps hold me accountable! I’d love for you to share yours, if you’ve set any monthly goals! We can cheer each other on in our journeys, for sure!!

March 2015 Goals

Marchgoals

While I admittedly tend to have fairly low expectations for February (one of my two least favorite months of the year – ha!), it shaped up to be a really great month in a plethora of ways. It’s hard to generalize an entire month into one or two descriptive words or even sentences, but overall, there were so many things that made me want to jump up and down! I’m so grateful. I celebrated one year of Stephanie Scholl Events, confirmed several new brides for the year (including a New Year’s Eve wedding!), had so many wonderful and fun times with friends, saw plenty of magical snow, and much more. I also can’t share quite yet (don’t you hate that?!), but oh goodness, some big things are cooking! Now that I think about it, February has often been the month of lots of change and growth for me throughout the last couple years. I’m pretty excited to see what’s in store for March. And bring on Spring!

February Goals

1. Continue to track my food & go for regular afternoon walks at work [food tracked – yes! walks during work – about half the time. so cold!]

2. Read two business-related books [I finished four! More here!]
3. Meet with three brides about their upcoming weddings [Yes, yes, yes! What a year it’s shaping up to be!!!]
4. Purchase a (modified) bar cart & style it [Done and done! Obsessed.]
5. Renew my passport [Totally failed on even starting on this. Sigh!]
6. Ride my bike at least four times [With six+ inches of snow on the ground? Sadly didn’t happen!]
7. Blog about the January wedding I planned [Still waiting on pictures from the photographer – I’ve only seen a sneak peek. Gorgeous!!!]
8. Keep up with an ongoing prayer list & be better about praying before meals [I’m really enjoying writing down prayers – and subsequently seeing them answered! – and need to improve on praying before meals]
9. Send Valentines to loved ones [Yes! I love spreading a little extra love.]
10. Plan how I’m going to celebrate my birthday (in early March) this year – giving back or spreading joy somehow [I hope I accomplish this!! I’ve already taken action on my plan, and I’ll share more tomorrow!]
March Goals
1. Buy flowers for someone, just because – and treat myself to fresh flowers, too!
2. Bike, run, and play tennis outside as much as possible
3. Make some huge business/wedding/styling dreams happen this month!!!
4. Celebrate my birthday with loved ones & also spread joy through acts of kindness with others
5. Do at least one new-to-me DC activity or event
6. Lead my small group
7. Renew that darn passport
8. Finishing planning and fully coordinate my March bride’s wedding here in DC!
9. Enjoy my Spring Break (in Boston + New Hampshire; how ironic!) and unplug as much as possible
10. Finish reading Psalms
11. “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!:  – Philippians 4:4
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Have you set monthly goals for March? I would love to take a peek at yours, if you did. I love seeing how others plan out their months, and sharing goals is empowering and holds me accountable!