Wednesday, October 8, 2014


read a book | I told myself that I would read 22 books before I turned 23. That's TWO books a month. Have I started on that? Sadly, no. But granted, I did write that ambitious list while I was bored during summer break itchy for activities. Now I am in a new city and work life has started, and that list is the last thing on my mind. However, I am a woman of my word so I gotta get on this now! :) So... I joined a book club! A friend from work invited me and it was perfect because I knew this would be the kind of accountability and social activity good for me. We're reading "Before I Sleep" by S.J. Watson (has anyone read that? thoughts?) and I also want to try "Gone Girl" since it's been so highly recommended.

no spend coffee | There's free coffee in my work (right on my floor) and free coffee in my apartment, yet I choose to go OUT OF MY WAY to a Starbucks or a Caribou, wait in a long line, and then PAY for my coffee. That really doesn't make any sense. Taste can't really be the reason cause you all know I drown it in cream/sugar so "that authentic Ethiopian bean" isn't it. I have no excuse. This month, I want to try to limit myself and not spend money on coffee!

digitize handwriting | This is just a fun, side project I had been wanting to try for awhile now. Especially when I saw Whitney Blake make fun wall prints out of her handwriting! There are times when I doodle something and I think, "man I wish I could just take this and rather than look for a font I like." Hence, digitizing my handwriting is here.

gym 1x a week | I just want to be healthy.  If I can't make time for 45 minutes out of my entire week to do some cardio, then I'm doing something wrong. 

host a gathering | Just for fun. (:

develop photos | Because I miss my friends and family and photos weren't meant to live on Facebook or Snapchat, but in your hands and in physical albums and walls so that when guests come over, you can bring the photos out to embarrass the subjects in them or break the ice if guests are awkward. Yes, that is the accurate history of photos.

create a moodboard | I'm designing less and doing Etsy less, so I thought committing to one project will keep my designing side happy for the month. And at the end I'll have something pretty to look at when I need a kick of inspiration.

YOUR TURN! :) What are your goals for this month? Share below, I'd love to hear!


  1. I LOVE your goals girl!
    I just recently joined a book club too and it's totally motivating me to get back into reading!
    We are reading "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd

    And coffee....yes. We spend so much money on that stuff.
    I am to the point that I truly love my at home coffee more than anything at a coffee shop....maybe cause I live in the middle of no-where???


    1. Ooo you did? :) Book clubs make me feel so proper haha. And totally agree, I've been awful about reading more often ever since I graduated.

      Wow, that makes me want to try your coffee! Yes, we pretty much pay just for the logo on the cup.

  2. Great goals girl! I have been wanting to join a book club, but been super busy! And totally agree about coffee. It becomes such a necessity after awhile and its really expensive when you add it up!! I recently did a post on my goals for this month. Did not include working out, which it totally should of. tsk tsk :)

    1. Definitely! I'm using Minted to keep track of my spending and embarrassingly there are some months when my coffee spending is ridiculously high! And I know, I wish working out wasn't on my list. :( Haha but I'm trying.

  3. These are wonderful goals for the month - welcome to The Peony Project!

  4. These are great goals:) You and I both want to exercise... so I'm definitely with you on that one!!
    <3 Daisy | Simplicity Relished

  5. These sound like pretty great goals to me! And as for the coffee? I totally understand! Work coffee just isn't the same as Starbucks! :)

  6. Great goals!! And welcome to the Peonie Project :)
    Neive xo

  7. Great goals. I love the idea of digitizing your handwriting. I hope you achieve that one :)

  8. I think these are wonderful goals! I like the idea of setting goals for the entire month. I've seen bloggers setup weekly goals and I don't know if I can handle that XD I feel like I'm an organized person but having new goals every week seems a bit much. I never thought about joining a book club to get into reading more, I think that's a great idea!

    Rosegold Fox


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