Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February Goals + cobalt blue what i wore

Oh hello February, nice to see you! January is never a fun month in my book. Getting back into a normal routine after the holidays, the cold, the gloom. It is kinda blah for me.  We had snow here in Norfolk the last two weeks of January, it was not my for me.  Snow is great to visit and enjoy on a vacation, but I'd like our southern weather back please. 

In January I shared my word for 2014, Grace, as well as what I wanted my January goal to be. In January I wanted to focus on my marriage. I also wrote this post about marriage being hard.  I would be lying through my teeth if I didn't say January was a bit of a trying month for our marriage.  We had lots of life decisions happening, super highs and super lows. We began to really get into the deployment preparations.  We had celebratory dinners and then we had canceled date nights because we fought.  

We of course made up and both realized we had a fight over mostly little things because it is a common coping mechanism for couples before a deployment, kind of a way to distance yourself emotionally. We only have a few more weeks left before I kiss my sailor goodbye for 9 months and start the long homecoming countdown.  So for the next few weeks I will continue to focus on my marriage.  But I do have other goals for February. 

This month is all about my blog.  

I really, really want to get back into posting more regularly. 

Sharing what is on my heart, sharing my outfits, sharing things I love, sharing recipes, sharing more. 

I need to carve out time in the day to do and stick to.  

I am finally having a blog re-design. I changed my url and blog name last year and have yet to get a legit blog re-design.  I am so excited to work with Jane from Poppiness Designs

earrings: Francesca's // necklace & jacket: Forever 21 // top: H&M // pencil pants: Target
 // heels: Nine West // bracelet: the Loft, a gift // bag: Kate Spade, gift from husband

I need to write when the idea strikes.  I get an idea about a thought I want to share, I swear I'll remember it later and then when I sit down to write the words are gone.  I need to take 5 minutes and jot down the ideas and words when they come to me. 

I have a bunch of outfit posts lined up for the month and even took some great photos of our living room and reading room to share on the blog! We've lived in our house for over a year and I have yet to really share any of the rooms on the blog.  

What tips do you have for staying focused and making time for blogging, I'd love to hear them! 


Elise Nicole said...

My husband is in a band and was gone a LOT in the fall. I found myself doing the same thing you and your husband were doing (coping by distancing yourself emotionally) and even though I recognized that I was doing it, it was hard to stop. Ya know? Also, LOVE the outfit!

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

Gah, I cannot even imagine how hard deployment must be :( My husband will be gone for an extended time later this year and I am already sad about it. I can definitely understand the fighting to cope thing.

I have been trying to blog more regularly too. I started making a calendar and that seemed to help a lot. I hope you get back into it!

Tara Honeybird said...

Deployment sounds really tough :( Take care of yourself and keep on rocking your super cute pink heels!

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