May 2016 Goals

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Hi, friends!! I’m attempting to get back on board with posting my monthly goals on here, and I’m excited to do so! I probably say this every month, but I’m not quite sure how it’s already May… this year is positively flying by! Springtime is my favorite, and these past few weeks have been absolutely wonderful in so many ways.

April was busy (isn’t every month somehow a busy one, though?) in the best way possible. Spring in North Carolina is the best, and the flowers, trees, and city has come alive lately. I could talk for days about how much I adore Springtime, but suffice it to say it makes me super happy. I even feel so much more energized and excited about my work… which is great, since wedding season is officially upon us! I’ve had eleven editorial + styled shoots in a three month window of time, which is a little ridiculous but a whole lot of fun. I could talk for a very long time about how much I love doing all of these shoots and how endlessly beneficial and wonderful they are. And I’m thrilled to have so many sure-to-be wonderful, beautiful, and meaningful weddings coming up this year, as well!

Personal Goals

  1. Get back into a routine with my prayer journal
  2. Take a beach trip
  3. Read three books
  4. Buy herbs (mint, cilantro, & basil!) + keep them alive
  5. Buy flowers for someone just because
  6. Make a Spring in Raleigh to-do list + start checking things off
  7. Play tennis weekly
  8. Learn how to shag (Thursday nights in North Hills!)
  9. Go to the farmer’s market + cook a meal from scratch
  10. Be outside as much as humanly possible (running, tennis, meals, walks, adventures)

Business Goals

  1. I need an intern/assistant for the summer – decide on that process & make it official
  2. Update the front page of my website with new images
  3. Mail all client gifts for new clients
  4. Update my pricing guide for 2017
  5. Write in this blog weekly
  6. Share those eleven editorial + styled shoots on my blog
  7. Throw a launch party for one of my favorite businesses
  8. Plan one more fabulous styled shoot

What about you? I’d love to hear your goals for the upcoming month & see what you’re up to! May is another one of my favorite months of the year, and I’m eagerly anticipating all that it holds!

May 2015 Goals

maygoalsApril flew by at lightning speed, that’s for sure! It was such a full month, filled with countless great memories and experiences. I don’t think I had a spare minute throughout the entire month, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m just glad I knew how much of a whirlwind April would be so that I could face it + embrace it head first! From traveling (to Charlotte, Asheboro, Greensboro, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Charlotte, and Charlottesville again) to a day filled with a one-on-one coaching, branding, & styling session to another day of wedding styling to lots of weeknight fun with friends to to a dear friend’s wedding to the infamous cherry blossoms… and everything in between… I am thankful! April has always been one of my favorite months of the year – Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming everywhere, & wedding season is in full swing.

I don’t think my May calendar will let up any (in fact, I know it won’t!), but I seriously cannot complain. Whenever I feel tired or the smallest bit overwhelmed, I always remind myself that every single thing that I’m filling my calendar (and therefore my life) with is a good thing. Very good things, in fact. The Lord has been so faithful, and I am honestly just thankful right now. The late nights & early mornings are so, so worth it. May brings a couple weddings, my brother-in-law’s MBA graduation, a Memorial weekend trip to the lake, and loads more wedding planning. I’ve been repeating a few favorite Bible verses over and over in my head, and I know I’ll continue to do so in the coming weeks, too!

May Goals

1. Create an official pricing guide for bridal inquiries.

2. Streamline all of my websites/blog.

3. Wrap up another school year in my day job.

4. Continue to work with all of my brides & serve them diligently.

5. Send snail mail to family & friends for big life events coming up.

6. Plan a styled shoot for June (!!!)

7. Buy herbs & keep my mini-garden alive.

8. Have a new logo for Stephanie Scholl Events designed.

9. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

How are you feeling as we enter into a new month? What are your goals for the coming few weeks? Please share yours!

May Goals

may goals

Goodness, happy May! It’s hard to believe we’re already a third of the way through 2014.. time sure does fly! April and May are two of my favorite months, as I love the Springtime weather and getting outdoors even more. And April was a good month, indeed!

a recap of April goals

1. check things off of my Spring to-do list, now that it actually feels more like Spring outside [done! I went to several new vineyards, attended a Nats baseball game, spent copious amounts of time outdoors, etc. I adore Spring!]
2. thoroughly enjoy Cherry Blossom season in DC [ yes! a picnic & golden hour stroll]
3. play tennis and run outside as often as possible [got in some good tennis, a couple runs, and an 18 mile bike ride]
4. celebrate Easter with my family! [I love Easter, and we had a fabulous weekend together!]
5. savor a week-long Spring Break in North Carolina [done and done – it was perfect]
6. continue working with several brides on their weddings [yes! I had my first client wedding on Saturday!!]
7. eat as many meals outside as possible [I ate lunch in a park downtown almost every day & enjoyed many dinners and happy hours al fresco!]
8. go to the Farmer’s Market & cook a new recipe [I went to Charlottesville’s farmer’s market.. not so sure I cooked a new recipe!]
9. dye or decorate Easter eggs (and win our annual Easter egg hunt!) [yes and yes! recap coming soon, but I dominated this year!!]
10. “I will praise you as long as I live.”  – Psalm 63:4

MAY GOALS

 

1. enjoy Spring outside + check even more things off my Spring to-do list

2. celebrate a wedding in Charleston and a baby shower

3. host a Stella & Dot trunk show

4. practice my calligraphy & hopefully get a new calligraphy client

5. read four new books & continue reading through the New Testament

6. survive my busiest month of the school year at work

7. plan a vacation (somewhere new?!) for summer

8. update my wedding planning website with pictures from my first client wedding

9. cook a new recipe using fresh ingredients from the local farmer’s market – I also want to make the perfect smoothie!

10. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms”

 

What are your goals for May? I’d love to hear, so leave them in the comments!