It’s been a while, but today I am linking up with Emily Freeman over at Chatting at the Sky to share what I learned in February 2016.
I’m Ready to Share My Story
A friend from high school posted on Facebook the other day to not be afraid to share your story because some good can come from your trials and mistakes if you share them with others. The friend who wrote this has gone through many hard things in her life, and she hasn’t been afraid to share. Her words helped me to see that I need to share my story, too.
I don’t have an exciting life and haven’t ever done anything I would consider extremely monumental, but I am going to share the story I have been given through my writing. I had an article published on FamilyShare this month and I am now writing regularly on a blog called Feeling God’s Love.
After a long, busy, crazy year, I am back here at Imperfectly Creative, too. Not all of my blog posts on Imperfectly Creative will be deep. I have some really practical stuff I want to share, but I do plan to write my thoughts and my perspectives more, not to put myself up as someone who has it all figured out, but in hopes that my writing can help someone else.
I Can Write Goals Anytime
I’m a goal setter and I always write down what I want to accomplish each year, but January was a rough month for our family for a lot of reasons and I just never felt like writing my yearly goals. I finally got my goals written out in February and I’m excited to start tackling them.
I write goals as if I am looking back at the end of the year with the goal accomplished. For example, instead of writing, “Go on a family vacation for Fall break” I wrote my goal down as “We went on a family vacation for Fall break.” I can’t remember where I heard this idea, but I’ve been doing it for a few years and it has really helped me to achieve what I have set out to do.
I am participating in the Crossfit Open and we had our first workout, 16.1, on Friday. The Open is pure craziness, but as my friend and Crossfit inspiration, Nikki, says, it’s great because it helps you do things you didn’t think you could do.
I certainly proved that with this first workout. I walked into the gym not knowing if I was going to be able to RX (do the workout without modifying). The overhead lunges were heavy and I had only attempted chest to bar pull-ups once before. But I decided to try RX and just do my best. And guess what? I didn’t have a stellar rep score, but I got my chest to bar pull-ups, and I made it over two rounds. I couldn’t have been happier. What I learned is you’ll never know what you can do if you don’t try.
This Song is so Dumb
Have you heard this Russian song? What I learned this month is that if your husband starts playing this song it will get stuck in your head. Your family will constantly be attempting the weird tongue roll the singer does in the middle of song. This song is seriously dumb but it totally makes us laugh.
I went to PHX Startup Week last week. It was a week long conference geared towards entrepreneurs and it was totally free. My elementary kids had early release all week and I had some editing work, but I managed to get to the conference one morning and I LOVED it.
I can’t really explain how energized I felt being with like-minded people. I came home with tons of new ideas for marketing our car dealership. I’m a complete nerd and I love figuring this business stuff out.
What did you learn in February? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.