Wednesday, June 20, 2012


One of my biggest goals starting in spring was to keep up and blog at least 3 times a week. Obviously. I have tremendously failed on that account.

So my questions are these...

How many times a week do you prefer bloggers you follow to post?

How do you schedule time/keep up with material you want to post?

In general how do you balance real life with the blog world?

Thanks for all the advice in advance.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Target Practice...

I started 2012 with many goals. Number one to stop being so negative about well... everything. My job, where I love, having no money... I was just bogged down by complaining. The large goals proved too hard and I just fell away before January even ended.

I've decided to put some smaller weekly/monthly goals together in order to keep it simple and effective. And in a move a brilliance post about them so I am held accountable to someone other than myself. Why is it so hard to do things even though you know you'll be happier, healthier and positive? Truthfully I think because it just in fact is harder and none of us really want to have to think about how to live life. We just want to live it.

These are my new "mindful of life goals" I can't decide if that really means I'll be mindful of life or get a mindful of life. But I think the end result is the same.

Here are my goals for this week through the end of June 2012.

  1. Drink less caffeine. It's become my crutch. A bad one. Limiting myself to one a day and trying to make it tea or a less sugared up coffee.
  2. Stop giving in to people's gossip. I am not sty about the fact that work is number one on my shit list lately. Gonna work hard on not letting the people I dislike getting the best of me and gobbling up all bad chatter about them.
  3. Be more active. In lots of ways. Around the house, keep it cleaner and try not to get so bogged down that it's just us and no one cares if there's laundry everywhere. I do and I feel better when it's done. Just do it. Working out. It's fallen to the wayside since surgery and pain. But it's not an excuse. Modified work outs are still a work out. 
  4. Less shopping. I am a chronic "I'm sad and this dress will make me feel better" shopper. Truthfully it doesn't. Put the clothes down and go outside. It's better. (Maybe)
  5. Put the effort in. My poor fiance has been pulling the heavy load in our relationship and our life lately due to my grump slump. Time to show him I appreciate all his putting up with me by turning the tables. 

I know this post got wordy but I want to be held accountable to my goals. So your mission is to keep my ass in line. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Come On People...

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Nothing better describes my interactions with people today. How is it people make it so far in life without being aware that there are other people around them? You're in a grocery store not wandering through the park.

Any I the only one who is confused? Or am I missing the glory of wandering through life?

Monday, April 23, 2012

On Cloud Nine...

Things that made me happy last week...
This kid...

Amazing food...

My name actually spelled right without spelling it...

A date night dress...

No more packing!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A New Beginning...

After writing various fashion, lifestyle, and other muddled category blogs to what I would consider success... One person reading with regularity is success in my book... I'm starting over again for what I'm sure isn't the last time.

My life has changed a lot in the last few years and everything I'd be previously doing just felt forced. New attitude, new start, new blog. A Refreshed Take Off is going to focus more on my personal life, happenings and adventures. Getting fit, dieting, wedding planning, military fiances, job struggles as well as all the normal things I love like fashion, entertainment and happenings galore.

Hopefully I get some old readers jumping over and will get to welcome plenty of new ones.

Thanks for visiting A Refreshed Take Off - it's all up from here.