I usually post a what I accomplished in 2017 with a what I hope to accomplish in 2018. I’m choosing not to do that this year in favor of just highlighting some small projects that I’m working on for myself. Like, I’m going to make a tremendous effort to write in a journal every day (or near every day). The sweetheart had gotten me this nice Zelda stationary set from last year that I’ve never used. I finally opened it the other day and realized that the journal was unlined and actually kind of nice. So I’ve dabbled off and on with bullet journaling and thought this would be a good opportunity to take advantage of this method for this journal (that’s not to say I won’t just write a traditional entry). I think ultimately it’ll depend on my mood.
A lot has happened in the last week. I turned 35 and feel ancient. No grey hairs yet.
But the biggest news? I got engaged! I do not have a date or any other details yet. But yes, I got engaged and I’m pretty happy and excited about it. Considering everybody already thought we were married, its amusing to know we’re making it more official. (And there were a lot of people that were ‘about time guys’ hahaha)
I’m feeling kind of run down, so I’ll try to keep this short. One things for sure, my boss is definitely human and as irritated as I was this afternoon with him, being human means you make mistakes. You can’t always be perfect. I ended up reassuring him of this and made sure that things for what happened go smoothly later on this week. I think I would of been more concerned if the people I had to reschedule things with had been more seriously stressed about it. They joked with me on the phone instead.
I’m a few days late. But I have a good excuse! I got that rogue tooth yanked out and I’ve been recovering. My mouth has been achy, but, thankfully, not so achy today. So reviewing august’s goals, I failed at the 2 posts a week, so that’s back on for this month. Even though I didn’t share completion of the goals I had listed, I still feel I did fairly better than I have in the past.
Yesterday marks two years that me and the Beau has been together. It feels like we’ve been together for way longer than just two years. I feel like we’ve been together for a life time already. I suppose that’s a good thing too?
We celebrated by going to Denali for a rafting trip, then swinging by 49th State Brewery for Alaskan brewed beer and food. Unfortunately, no pictures. I didn’t take a camera or my phone with me on the river (a little paranoid about losing it), but you can imagine in your head how pretty it was to see the tail end of the park, going through canyons and running through class III and class IV rapids. It was a guided tour, so we didn’t have to work too much for it, but admittedly, I’m feeling pretty sore today from bracing myself in the raft.
I think one of the things I’ve been struggling with (especially when it comes to fulfilling my “post twice” a week goal) is a lack of proper planning. Back in the day it was super easy for me to just plan out topics for interest areas and keep going from there. I haven’t really made myself sit down to do that (granted it was in my private outline in how to achieve said goal because that’s apparently recommendations for people trying to follow through on goals). And I think it comes down to more than just motivation. I’m motivated, yeah, but I haven’t been very disciplined. Now, I’m going to caveat this to say that I’ve actually have been writing privately, regularly, just not here in the public forum and space. I think it’s because I’m not so mindful of what I’m writing when it’s in private, but in public, I’m feeling a lot more conscientious.