Reviewed My 2014 February, March, and April Goals

Again, sorry I’ve been MIA the past two months, its all been for good reason!

Firstly, I want to review my progress on my monthly goals:

February: Focusing on my personal relationships. I accomplished this by traveling to FL and AZ to visit each of my parents. This went very well, and we spent memorable days together. I can’t wait to share more about those traveling adventures!

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March: As a pun on the month of March, March was to focus on being disciplined. As soon as I returned home from my cross country travels I began to apply for jobs. I attempted to organize things at the apartment, etc. Honestly, I became more and more frustrated by what I was not accomplishing. Instead of being a month of productivity, it became a month about self acceptance. I realized that I could either continue to guilt and punish myself for what I was not accomplishing, or I could forgive myself, move on, and try to be more productive the next day. It was a very important lesson to learn.

April: A specific post to follow about this new development, but I began my counseling career! Thus, April’s only goal became about surviving a 40 hour work week, in a new job experience. Learning to be patient with myself in March really paid off in April, with a refreshed attitude of patience towards my progress.

My goal for May is really similar for that of April, but instead of surviving my position, I really want to learn how to thrive :0) April showers bring May flowers?

Visited the Vintage Market

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone! I know I’ve been sort of MIA, so I hope to be able to catch you all up while I get an extra day off!

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Husband and I were excited to spend some time together, we debated visiting a nearby city, but instead decided to explore our own downtown.

Lunch and visiting a special Vintage Market were on the agenda! We drove around to find this special market, I’d assumed it would have been where the Farmers Market usually is, but it wasn’t. We found it, parked the truck, and then discovered a new-to-us Mediterranean restaurant. The outdoor seating with palm frond-ed umbrellas won us over, especially with our puppy in tow!

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The food did not disappoint! The sweet tea tastes different, with a splash of different spices like cinnamon. Husband ordered a kebab wrap, while I had a delicious greek salad covered in yummy feta cheese!

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Then we walked over to the one day market! The lovely weather has put me in the mood for summer, and this market partnered with that feeling perfectly.

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Upon entrance an exiting couple gave us their extra raffle tickets. To our surprise, about a minute later, (literally the NEXT drawing) I won! I was able to choose from a variety of lovely items, representing each of the vendors.

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I picked a set of rustic wooden coasters, made by a newly debuted father and daughter company! It was actually because of them I knew about the event. The daughter is in my Sunday School class at church, and last summer she’d amaze us with her rustic creations that she posted on facebook. I’m so excited for her to be creating more of these items to share with the community! Check out their website.

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We wandered around the market with about 30 + vendors, but didn’t stay long as the poor puppy was worn out. We gave her one of the complimentary water bottles, and she downed the entire thing. We figured we needed to get her home.

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I enjoyed it! I hope to visit more markets, maybe next time we’ll leave the puppy at home so we have more time to shop. I enjoyed seeing all of the creativity of community members…it really felt like visiting etsy in my backyard.

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