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January 2017 Goals + An Important Poll

Happy January, everyone! It's kind of crazy to think that it's the start of a brand new year, but it's also pretty exciting too. I REALLY had wanted to get this post up a lot earlier, but it didn't happen with all the busy-ness of life this past week. But I am definitely hoping to keep up a better, regular posting schedule this year.  
SO finally, here are my January goals. 

§  Take more pictures.  This is something that I really need to work on, because even though I still …DO take pictures, I haven’t been doing as much as I should. Especially considering that photography is something I really want to improve on, I really need to start doing it more.  And maybe I’ll even post some of my work on here, who knows?

§  Get the basics of ice skating.  I got a pair of figure skates for Christmas, and I’ve been trying to learn…um…basically...HOW TO SKATE.  I’ve never done a lot of skating, although a few people I know do.  I went to my local ice rink to try to figure out this whole skating thing and WOW YOU GUYS HOW DO YOU EVEN STAND ON A LITTLE BLADE ON ICE.  The first day I was literally just clinging to the rail and poking my way around the rink.  Didn’t work out too well xD But I joined a “Learn-to-Skate” program there, so January is the month I'm hoping to learn how to skate.

§  Finish my novel.  I say “finish” with a very sarcastic smile, because, ha.  I kind of doubt that it will actually happen, BUT.  You never know.  I really do need to finish my novel though, so if I can push myself to finish it this month, that will be pretty great.

§  Stay on top of school.  This is one thing that I really want to make sure I do this month.  Just because life is crazy doesn’t mean that academics can drag, so I want to pull myself together AND STUDY LIKE CRAZY IF I HAVE TO. 

§  FINISH MY ROOM.  This must happen.  We moved last year, (wow LAST YEAR.  That seems so strange.) and my room has kind of been put on hold for a while, with painting it and doing a lot of little things to it that aren’t super big but are important.  So this month I just want to stick to it, get it done, and then hopefully do a post about it. (!!)

§  Take care of myself.  I feel like in January, especially since a new year just started and all of that jazz, especially for me, I know I just kind of feel like flailing and hiding under a rock in a corner of the ocean for the next ten years.  IT CAN BE QUITE OVERWHELMING.  So this month I just want to take care of myself.  Eating healthier, going to bed earlier (I reallllllly need to work on this one), making sure I’m grounded in God, stop caring about what other people think, working on the calling God has for my life, and making the important things priority

§  Read some books.   Not setting a number on this, but I set a goal on Goodreads for how many books I want to read in 2017, so I might as well get started on reading =) 

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 OKAY so I have one more thing in this post.  In my last post, I did a survey (WHICH you should totally take if you haven't already!), and I asked you guys about my posting schedule (OR ha.  The lack thereof ;) Last year I tried keeping up a schedule, but it definitely didn't work the greatest.  So I want to know what you guys think! What day of the week do you think would work best for a blog post? Is there a certain day that you have more time to read? I'd love to know what you think and I'd really appreciate it if you voted! 

Which day of the week is best for a blog post?

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

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SO how are you? Have you set any resolutions for this new year? Or do you prefer not to? I didn't necessarily set any resolutions for the whole year, but instead I want to do every month on its own.  Do you set monthly goals? HAVE YOU EVER ICE SKATED?? 
What's going on in your life?

-autumn 


36 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH YOU'RE ICE SKATING?!?!? That's so cool! I used to do it (well, I still do, just can't find the time to go make sure I can still stand upright on ice. lol) It definitely takes a little bit of time until you get comfortable. My bit of advice is to relax your ankles (well, and just relax in general) Tensing up tends to make you fall. But it's super fun and good luck with your lessons! :D

    Yes, staying on top of school is a good one for everyone, as is going to sleep earlier :P

    <3

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    1. YES OMG I AM ATTEMPTING AAAH. Oh wow, that is so cool! I feel like a lot of people ice skate, it's just something that I didn't know :) Like..all those people at the rink? They didn't get good overnight so it's apparently something they DO. OOH THANK YOU, AUDREY! I'll have to keep that in mind. MY ANKLE ALWAYS HURTS. It's kind of annoying =P

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  2. Month-by-month goals is such a great idea! I rarely do New Years resolutions because of how much I know my life will change throughout the year, so I might have to try monthly ones. I only have a couple New Years goals: finish my current novel (we'll do it together!) and read 100 books. Ooh, I didn't know you had a Goodreads! What's your user? I'd love to add you.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. AAH thank you, Ellie! TRUE. SO TRUE. I never do "big" New Years Resolutions...because er...reality check...NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. You definitely should try it out! OOH YES WE CAN CONQUER IT. Well, I'm still trying to figure out the basics of it, but I'll let you know once I have it more...er..figured out :)

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  3. YES ICE SKATING IS FUN and don't worry about the balancing thing it's actually rly easy (says the girl who has been tripping/stumbling a lot lately) but yes it's very easy and awweecomee.

    AND ALSO YES FINISH YOUR NOVEL GIRL K DO IT xD

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    1. IT IS ACTUALLY FUN. (once you like, actually skate XD) Like I've been actually enjoying it pretty much, I just hate the falling part =)

      YES OKAY I WILL THANK YOU :P

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  4. I feel you on the force of the new year and wanting to make goals and then keep them. I have a few directions for the new year and then monthly goals like you.

    I've never ice scared but I fear I will be much like you!

    TOU CAN FINISH YOUR NOVEL!!!

    Happy New Year, may it be one of joy!

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    1. OOOH that is so awesome, Hannah! I'm so happy for you. I always feel like there's a lot of pressure on at the beginning of the year, but in a sense, it's almost helpful in a small amount.

      HAHAHA NO YOU'LL DO SO GOOD. You should try it out sometime!
      Amen <3

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  5. Very good goals :)

    Ellie
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thank you for reading! I'm glad you liked it.

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  6. Ice skating?? Go you!! I tried it like twice, and I gave up after that. Good luck with all your goals! :)

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    1. I AM ATTEMPTING IS MORE LIKE IT. lol Though I think I am kind of getting the hang of it...slowly. DUDE you should really try it out again! It's pretty fun actually. Have a awesome day!

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  7. You have some amazing goals! It's great that you're learning how to ice-skate, it seems like it will be a lot of fun!

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    1. Thank you for reading, Jollygirl! Your comment means a lot. I HOPE SO!!

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  8. Awesome goals! You can do this!

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    1. AW THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT, GIRL <3

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  9. Ice skating is so fun, yo. I mean, I'm bad at it. But it's gloriously fun once you have the basics. And self care is one a lot of people forget -- it's stunningly easy not to do -- but it's so important, almost more important than getting other stuff done, y'know? You're not going to be your best and most productive if you're not keeping up with yourself.

    - Aimee (To the Barricade!)

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    1. Haha, I'm sure it is fun once you nail it down. I think the best part is when you can go really fast and like..feel cool XD THEM HOCKEY PLAYERS THERE ARE CRAZY. YES YES self-care is so important, and I feel like though there's a lot of talk about it, it's still hard. So true, girl. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I'm horrible at ice skating- I've learned that it's best to just stay far away from the rink, haha. I know you're going to rock this month, Autumn!

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    1. WHAAAAT YOU CAN'T DO MUCH WORSE THAN ME lol Aww, thank you so much, Grace Anne <3

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  11. Take more pictures, YES! I am currently aboard the #StruggleBus in the blog photography department, but I believe in us! We can do this! :) And ice skating sounds tough but WONDERFUL! How cool will it be to glide all around the rink and feel like an ice princess? Go
    for it! P.S. I need to go to bed earlier, too; I never get enough sleep. BUT THIS WILL BE THE YEAR OF GOOD REST!

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    1. hahaha so true! Like I really want to start using my own photos for blog posts more, but IT IS HARD YO. We can do this! LOL YEAHHH ABOUT THAT THE ICE PRINCESS PART MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE xD

      YES I really need to start going to bed earlier =) WE CAN DO IT.

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  12. OOOH it will be so fun to see monthly goals! (if you plan to post them monthly?) Then we can keep you accountable. xD

    Yess self care is something on my list for the year as well. It's all too easy for me to get down on myself -- ew insecurity -- and I really want to start becoming confident in myself that I can do alll the things (through Him. <3).

    I voted Monday on the poll! It seems like a lot of people post on Saturdays (including myself, heh). It makes sense, but it would be awesome to have one of my favorite blogs post on the day of the week when I'm going back to the grind of school. :P

    So excited for this year on your blog!

    katie grace
    a writer's faith

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    1. EEEEP YES I PLAN TO DO THAT! (Plus, that's one more post I don't have to plan) xD YES KEEP ME ACCOUNTABLE PLEASE.

      SO TRUE, GIRL!! It's super important to always remember that through God nothing at all is impossible and that we are HIS children <3

      Oh thank you for voting! haha, YES I got a lot of votes for Saturday on the poll. And I'm kinda thinking not doing it on Saturday just because of that, but we'll see. THANK YOU AND MAN YOU ARE SO SWEET <3

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  13. Yay for ice skating! That's great that you've taken up a fun hobby. My first experience of ice skating was a professional figure-skating friend dragging me around the field (was not fun for me). :') Good luck with your Goodreads challenge, did you manage to complete it last year? I fell 10 books short so I adjusted my goal. Your poll results seem pretty even! The only reason I voted Sunday was because weekends are blogging days, but I'm probably going to keep reading regardless of when you post it!

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    1. OMG THAT SOUNDS ACTUALLY SO COOL! If I had had a professional figure skater teaching me how to skate the first time though I probably would have had to be dragged around too lol I was just going like .00000000000001 miles per hour XD I actually didn't do it last year! So this is my first year and I really want to conquer it :) OOOH THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT GIRL YOU ARE AWESOME.

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  14. Ice Skating! I used to love it when I was younger! It's awesome that you're beginning a great hobby.

    I wish you the best of luck concerning your Goodreads challenge. Hopefully you can find the time to enjoy good book or two.

    I voted Monday on your poll, but I'll probably still stalk your blog regardless of your posting dates :)

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    1. OOh! How cool is that :) I think it will be fun to just do every now and then, you know?

      Haha, I hope so! I haven't read any YET...so I really need to get on that one :) (ACTUALLY WHAT AM I SAYING I JUST FINISHED ONE TWO HOURS AGO lol)

      AAAH thank you so much <3 That really means a lot.

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  15. I decided against making any resolutions this year. Mainly because I couldn't think of anything and I probs won't fulfill them anyway. :P
    We've only gone ice skating 2-3 times, so I'm not good at all! My time at the rink mostly consisted of hugging the wall for dear life.
    Can't wait to see what colors you decide for your room! Do show us once it's done.

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    1. haha, same dude same. I don't really do long-term resolutions..because I honestly feel like they don't change my mindset that much anyways.
      OOOH I FEEL YA THERE. You should definitely try going again if you get the chance! It's pretty fun once you get the hang of it.
      YESSS! We're still working on it, but I'm going to be so excited to show it to y'all once it's done.

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  16. YOU CAN FINISH YOUR NOVEL I KNOW YOU CAN.
    And oooh, I've never been skating before EVER but that sounds super fun.

    Awesome goals Autumn!

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH, HANNAH <3
      Haha, I know right? Though I really do think it would be so much MORE fun when you go with friends. YEESS.

      Thank you for reading!!

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  17. Nice goals! If you do get your room finished this month I would definitely be interested in seeing it. I'm sure it will look great!!
    YES, I definitely want to stay on top of school too. I always have a hard time with procrastinating and then I fall really far behind and I have to frantically do a ton of work in a day to get caught up...:/
    I went ice skating twice when I was 6. Didn't go so well. Never went again. I just read an article in a magazine about how fun it is though, so maybe I should try it again now that I'm older...;)

    ~Lydia~ <3

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    1. AAH thanks! I'm pretty excited to do it, and I thought it'd be cool to do a post on it.
      Haha, yeah, I really am starting to learn this year how hard school can actually be, and why it's so important to make it priority. #GROWINGUP haha, I'm TRYING not to procrastinate, but it can sure be difficult!
      Hahaha, yes DO try it! It's pretty fun once you get the hang of it (AND DON'T FALL)

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  18. Oh my gosh, I'm TERRIBLE at ice skating!!But I admire you for sticking with it!!
    Love this post x) <3

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    1. DUDE I'M SURE YOU'RE NOT THAT BAD. I believe in you!!
      THANK YOU SO MUCH, ABBY <3

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