16 Photos and 4 Goals | How's that for a literal post title?

I know everyone says it at the beginning of each new month but time really is flying by.  I feel like we just got engaged last week and yet, here we are, less than 6 months out from the big day.

I also can't believe my busy season is starting up in the next couple of weeks.  With at least one work-related scheduling every weekend from now until July 27th, I took full advantage of my down time during March.

cool cars in the city // best homemade French fries // the goods // Farley's with the Fiance

lazy kitty // out on a weeknight // Girls // silly time with the Niece

blossom by blossom // dancing queen // kale salad // o hai internetz

a little pop of pink // afternoon light // fog city // what a difference a day makes

I've also been working on my goals for April.  I have a few business-related goals (update marketing materials, simplify my accounting process, etc.) but those are kind of boring to talk about here on the bliggity-blog.  I think the little habits that will improve the quality of my day-to-day life are much more interesting.  Here's a little bit of what I'll be working on this month:

1. Develop a morning routine and stick to it.  I am, by no stretch of the imagination, a morning person.  I loathe mornings.  It takes a good 20-30 minutes and a solid meal before I'm even in the mood to say, "Good morning."  So being productive in those early hours is quite a challenge for me (and by early hours I mean pre-10 a.m.).  I think developing a routine that works and that I can stick to is the key to making the most of that a.m. time.

2. Work out 4-5x a week.  I want to keep building on the momentum I established during Lent.  Continuing to work out everyday, 7 days a week, is a bit much but I think 4-5 days is definitely manageable.  And it's a big improvement from the 2-3 times a month I was doing back in December/January/February...

3. Let myself relax, guilt-free.  With almost 20 weddings on the books plus planning one of my own that's taking place in less than 6 months, things are about to get real crazy, real quick.  But one of the things I've learned about self-employment is that any time I'm doing something fun or relaxing or just for me, I feel guilty that I'm not spending that "free" time working.  This month, I'm working on letting myself enjoy that time without feeling guilty for it.

4. Finish reading two more books.  This one might be a bit difficult but it goes hand-in-hand with letting myself relax guilt-free.  Of course, the next few books I want to read are work-related but I'm catching up with my old friend, Harry Potter, in between business books.

Do you have any goals for April?




  1. Those four goals are pretty much exactly the same as mine (except exercise 4-5 times because I know that's asking way too much of myself).

    I don't understand people who wake up at 7 and are like.."let's get this party started!" but I'd love to be more productive before 9 AM.

  2. I think that setting up a morning routine is so important ... and I need to do it!

  3. I've been trying to turn myself into a morning person too...it's not working! I've been going to the gym before work, because one of my goals is to workout at least 4 times a week as well, so brutal when the alarm goes off! What books do you want to read?

  4. Those a great goals. I'm not much of a morning person either, but if my morning is not good, chances are the rest of the day will be bad too! So slowly I'm creating my morning routine :)

  5. great goals! i think working out 4-5 days a week is reasonable and doable. i used to work out 6 or 7 days and it was just too tough to stick to. good luck!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

  6. Aww! Don't get wedding'ed out!!! =)

    I'm not a morning person either and yesterday I said to myself that I need to get some super duper jet fuel coffee and really get some stuff done in the morning! =)

    4-5 Times a week sounds managable too! Right now my goal this month is 3x a week but if I could do 4-5 I'd be so happy!

    Best wishes on the wedding season & your goals! =)

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  7. Shooting 20 weddings plus planning your own in less than six months?! You are a rock star! I'm eight months out from our big day and starting to get bogged down in the details, but it's a good kind of crazy. :)

    Love all of your day-to-day shots, and hope that ankle is doing better!

  8. I hope your ankle is better! Working out 7 days a week IS hard... 4-5 days is way more doable. Plus, that gives you a couple of days to relax.

    Isn't is crazy how we make ourselves, or others make us, feel guilty for not doing anything now and then. I hope you get to take advantage of that free time... it's fleeting! :)

    I've been trying to finish a book recently too. I started one, but have yet to finish. So I started a different one. Makes sense, right? ;)

    You sort of made me want to set some goals for this month!

  9. i totally agree- this year has gone by WAYYY too fast! I really like your morning goal... i am NOT a morning person and always feel like my mind is fuzzy until around 12 when i actually start doing real work.. oops!


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