• My 101 in 1001

    Welcome to the first link-up of the 101 in 1001 challenge, I am so excited to be sharing my list! I can’t wait to read what everyone else has on their list, and follow along as we check off our goals. Since the link-ups are only every 3 months, I wanted to come up with a way for all of us to keep up with each other in-between. I was searching around for a hashtag we could all use as we do the activities on our lists, and realized that #my101in1001 is not currently used on Instagram or Twitter, what do you all think about using that? It will be fun to…

  • 101 in 1001{announcement!}

      Last week I posted on my Facebook page about doing a 101 in 1001 challenge, and I would love to see who else is interested! It would be great to have a group of us starting this together, to motivate each other and share ideas. If you aren’t familiar with 101 in 1001, it is a list of 101 things that you complete in 1,001 days. So you basically create a bucket list for only 2.75 years, and try to get all 101 things marked off. I love the idea behind this because I am 1-obsessed with lists, 2- a planner, 3- love a good competition, and I will…

  • Hopes & Plans: March

    How is it already the third monthly goals link-up for Hopes & Plans? I am excited to recap my goals from February, and add some more as spring starts to shine.  I kept the same goals from January-February, and I will continue on with some of them because they were already more geared towards warmer days. Goals from February: Be Less Stressed. I have done pretty well with this one, especially over the last two weeks. I will have a post about why I am less stressed eventually, but there are just too many drafts waiting to be finished before I tackle a long and heartfelt post. I am starting…

  • The Best Year Yet

    Like I said last week, I am not thrilled to be turning 24 on Wednesday (or as I will call it, the 2nd anniversary of my 22nd birthday). I know there will be wonderful things happening in this next year, and I can’t believe it is now the countdown to being a quarter of a century old! I am excited for what is yet to come, and I know these next few years will be some of the best of my life. I have already outlined some of my goals for 2015, but I have a different set of plans for my 24th year. This is more of a bucket list type…

  • Hopes & Plans

    I am excited to start this week happy and ready to go! The Ravens had an amazing win yesterday, I spent the weekend with my family, and some fall things are happening this weekend! But…with having such a busy week last week I did not get many any of my hopes & plans accomplished. Last week- 1) Finish my costume(s)- Now that I know what I am going to be for Halloween, I need to finish making them. I have made little progress and I still have a lot to buy, but I have faith that I can do it. This is going to be my biggest feat so far in the…

  • Starting 2014 Right

    Its already 9 days into January. That may not seem like a lot of time to some people, but for me it’s a ton. I can’t believe the goals I am achieving so far into starting 2014, and I hope you will keep me accountable for continuing to keep on keeping on. My big moments in these first 9 days are all relative in a way, although not at all in the big picture. I am pushing myself, and trying to remain positive in every aspect. First big step, skiing. I haven’t skied in at least 10 years (I’ve spent a few winters in between snowboarding) and I am going…