Skip to main content

Personal Growth Goals

I changed up the way I do New Year's Resolutions this year and decided to attack each month with a specific goal instead of a big one for the year that I would definitely forget.  I organized life in January, in February I got my fitness goals going (and have been sticking to them ever since) and for March/April and now into May, I have been working on simplifying my life.  I am so far loving these goals and look forward to working some fun ones in May/June with my focus more going to creative outlets like photography/videography and such.

What also came with this goal setting, without really planning for it, was some personal growth goals that I've been accomplishing with the help from my friends. Here's a look at what we've done:

1.  Budgeting

My friend, Alynne agreed to give us a presentation on budgeting.  She came super prepared with a powerpoint and we had some great discussions about how we manage finances.  The things that stuck for me was how accountability and keeping records is necessary in order to recognize patterns and make a change.  Since the presentation in February, she has been sending us emails with tips.  Love that girl!

I just wanted to share a couple more ressources that I have looked into that I thought I'd share with you:
Smart Cookies: (They used to have tons of great info, but now they charge...but the courses look really interesting)
Dave Ramsey: I love the concept of  what he teaches and there are some great ressources on his page.  This also comes highly recommended from my blogging friend, Sarah.

2. Vision Boards

My friend Carmen is awesome at organizing great events and when she suggested we do some vision boarding, I was all in.  She set it up as one of our Splurge group events and I am so very happy that I got a chance to sit in on a session and create.  We did this for March and had a Clarity Coach come in, Jolene Watson: Clarity Coaching Saskatoon- Vision Board Workshop

I loved talking about personality types in jobs and relationships and then making the link to that to our goals and vision boards.  This was a great follow up session to our February budgeting.

3. Healthy Changes

Our recent goal has been making healthy changes to our habits and we have yet to do a session, but I have some great ressources on standby.
My sister and cousin are Dietitians, so I've been referencing them for ideas here and they've agreed to do a healthy eating session with us- I just have to figure out what that should look like.

In the meantime, I have created a FB group (Temptation Island- ha) with my besties to encourage each other to make the changes we feel we need to do.  Then I got us all copies of 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food along with the workbook Eat, Drink and Be Mindful.  We're all currently working on little changes and then hopefully near the end of summer we can sit down and Lea and Kyla can teach us some stuff.

4. Body Image

My last goal ties into the Healthy Eating goal and I hope to cover it after we get our healthy eating in check.  Lea and Kyla both recommended this documentary (on Netflix) - Embrace - and there are some workshops you can do on it.  Having a healthy a body image is super important to me, but becomes more important to me raising a girl.  So stay tuned for these last two.

Other ideas I have for things to work on:

Do you have any other ideas I can add to this list?


Popular posts from this blog

on Tracy.

I've had some time over the past couple days to take a walk back through my life while revisiting all the photos and remembering old moments. It has become a part of the process I need in order to say good-bye- it's almost like I relive my life through my memories of who that person was to me so that I can fully understand the impact they had on my life.  
On Sunday heaven gained a shining star: our cousin, Tracy, passed away unexpectedly.  Tracy was young, she was vibrant, she was a creator, a dreamer, a free-spirit.  Her death is still a shock and it leaves such a huge hole in many lives.
Growing up, Tracy was that older cousin I always looked up to.  She was stuck babysitting me while I was busy admiring her gorgeous thick, curly hair, her social butterfly status and determined confidence.  I have so many memories from our frequent visits to Edmonton to hang out with my cool, older cousins. All three of them (Tracy has two older sisters- Tisa and Glenna) were the perfect f…

Sunshine inspired fashion

Today I'm showing you the first outfit I got on my trip to Scotland/England and it just happens to be in one of my favourite colours....yes, yellow.  I also put together some of my fave yellow picks on the interwebs for you in the above link.

I have posted a few of my fave yellow pieces before like the one with the blazer  or the one with the yellow shoes and jacket and then there is also this bag that I got in Vegas last year that always makes me swoon....

Anyway, I'm's outfit is a dress, but you'll have to hop over to the Blended Blog to see it.'s sneak peak.

A blogger meet up in Toronto

It was like a weekend long blind date...... e-Harmony but for friends..... Possibly one of the craziest things I've done..... But I spent the weekend with 10 other women whom I met online. Well, except for my real life bestie on the far right. We have a group of 14 bloggers who have been collabing since the spring of 2014 and what first was simple blog fun has quickly become a sisterhood.   Last year we met in Vegas, this year we settled for Toronto and had 11 members.
Trip highlights include a bus trip with wine and Niagara Falls, a walking tour of downtown Toronto, plenty of great meals, a shopping adventure and rooftop hot tubs at night.  I could go into the details, but for me, the actual trip to Toronto wasn't why I went...the Jays weren't even playing. What brings me the most joy about this trip is the fact that women from all walks of life, all ages (we had 30, 40 and 50 somethings) with a gamut of different interests took a leap of faith and traveled to meet women…