Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Musings: 51 in 501 Update

Now that the third month of 2015 is drawing to a close, and 81 days have passed since I started this challenge, I thought it would be fun to check in on these goals of mine. If you are new to the blog, feel free to check out the original post here.

So in terms of the blog, it’s definitely been harder than I thought to post regularly, but I haven’t given up yet. Three times per week (#1) is always my goal (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), but two is more likely, especially while juggling work & studying for the GMAT. I would so much rather be blogging, though :) In terms of a new series (#4), I did just start the “Monday Musings”, which I love because it incentivizes me to write something every Sunday night. I hope you are liking it too! Even though the more specific blog goals haven’t been crossed off yet, I've accomplished other things for the blog, like attending the Create+Cultivate conference, designing business cards, and brainstorming ways to make this space better and better all the time.

In the brains department, I’m a little over halfway through with my GMAT class (#7), and studying is taking up a ton of my time! Hopefully it will all pay off in the next couple of months. I’ve had a lot of plane time in the past 6 weeks, so I did manage to re-read all of the Harry Potter books (#11)… call me a nerd if you want (#ravenclaw) but I love love love HP. Have you read them?!

With beauty, you all know that I changed my hair at the beginning of this year (#15), and I’m still loving the extensions (read more about them here). I’ve been thinking about getting them trimmed a bit so I can start wearing them straight, but I’m definitely attached to the length already. I don’t see these going away anytime soon!

The fitness goals are definitely on their way, but I’m not quite at an 8-minute mile (#20) or ready for a triathlon (#21). I am trying to work out 2-3 times per week, and have really seen a difference with maintaining a consistent routine. I did end up taking another set of ski lessons while I was in Vail last month (#22), although I have a lot of issues with my knees while I ski. I’m hoping that I can keep improving without any more injuries. And obvi, #26 has been the best goal to cross off this list, as I am recently obsessed with the Snacking Chocolate from BarkThins. Have you tried it? The Dark Chocolate + Almond and the Dark Chocolate + Pretzel are my favorites, and I'm definitely going to try the Mint Chocolate next. Yum!

Everything related to home decor has taken a back seat over the past few months, mostly because I haven’t been able to devote any time or money toward it quite yet – everything has been going to travel, savings, and my GMAT class. We are renewing our lease for at least another year, so hopefully I'll be able to get moving on this again soon!

My tactic of getting the more boring things off of this list first is going well – I can’t wait to officially complete #7-9, so I can keep grinding on the fun goals. Hopefully I’ll be able to cross off another handful by the time this summer rolls around... like a fun trip to Nashville with my high school besties (#49) and a trip to Newport (#48) for my 25th birthday this summer. I can't wait!

How is the start of 2015 going for you? Do we have any goals in common? I'd love to know what you are up to! xx


  1. You take great photos! I'm glad I found your blog :)
    -Jenna <3
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    1. Thanks, Jenna! Your blog is super cute - love the article on crop tops :) xx