Monthly Archives: April 2013

12×30 goals check-in

never too old


I made the list below at the beginning of the year to  give myself some ideas for goals to tackle and I wanted to use it to give a quick update on which ones I’ve already completed and how they went (notice, I’ve gotten progressively worse at completing them?). Time to reset my intentions.

Below that, are goals that I’m considering for the remainder of the year. With buying a house, potentially moving AND planning our wedding (all before August!) I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed so, the next few month’s goals are going to be less involved because there is just SO MUCH going on right now. Which sounds lame because, isn’t there always “so much going on!!”?

1. Complete a Whole30 – JANUARY Done and dun. 30 days, no slips.

2. 30 days of meditation – FEBRUARY Complete-ish. I missed 1 or 2 days.

3. 30 days of creating something – MARCH Ehhh probably about 75% completed but overall, a success.

4. 30 days of sweat – APRIL FAIL. *womp womp* I threw in the towel about half way through and I’m still considering attempting this one again but it will probably need to be after our wedding in August as this one is quite a commitment at the moment.


30 days of yoga

30 days of flossing (my dentist will be so proud!)

30 days (or should I say nights?) of 8 hours of sleep

30 days of writing (either here or in a journal)

30 days of calling someone just to say “HI!”

30 days of organization (organize something small or large once a day)

30 days of making the bed (not sure how this will tie back to my well-being but I sort of like the idea)

30 days of gratitude (keep a journal of all the awesomeness around me)

30 days of cleaning (possibly my least favorite idea)

30 days of no TV

30 days of no caffeine (I cringe)

30 days of saving those dolla dolla bills y’all

30 day of no social media (Instagram, Facebook)





We are buying a house!!! I’m still in shock. Saturday we put an offer on a house and it was accepted! After searching for the last six (plus) months, I’m thrilled that we finally found a place that fits. I can’t wait to make this little house our home. I’m looking forward to BBQing in the back yard, having a little more space for my projects and maybe even some extra space for yoga. Life is good.

challenge OD


Due to some stress related health issues and an out of whack work-life balance this month, I’m throwing in the towel on my April challenge. I started these challenges wanting to do what is best for my well-being. To me, that means listening to my body and knowing when enough is enough. Maybe I’ll reevaluate in May and maybe it will still be too much. Either way I’ll have a new challenge next month and hopefully, a better balance. I’ve determined that it is indeed possible to OD on personal growth!

This doesn’t mean I’m giving up on being active (I actually PR’d in a 5k yesterday!), it just means I’m taking the pressure off. I love being active but I do it because I love it and, planning a week of workouts that I HAVE to do takes some of the fun away. Life should be fun and exercise should be fun.

boston magnuson



seeing stars



I’ve never been one to suffer headaches or migraines but I have a new respect for people out there that do. You people are champs. On my way to work today, I started seeing shiny spots in my vision which, after freaking the f*%& out and seeing two doctors, was diagnosed as a ocular migraine.  I was lucky enough to also experience a sensory aura which is a fancy word for my hand and part of my face went all prickly and numb – that’s the part that really had me worried.

I’m feeling better and I’ve been doing some reading about migraines. They’re such a tricky thing – no one can really say what causes them; triggers can be variable and are different for different people. I’m really hoping this doesn’t become a reoccurring thing but I think I have some ideas for what might be causing the starry eyed vision (hello stress!). It’s clear I need a break, a check-in with myself, a chance to breathe. My body is trying to tell me something. Message received. This weekend I will focus on taking it easy, eating well and moving. No big plans and no work allowed.