Category Archive: Goals

Jan 03

A Wonderful End to the Holidays

Ray Harrell Nature Park

Yes, I consider today to be the end of the holidays.  They were great while they lasted, and I had a very nice last day taking another long nature walk and hanging out with my daughter and her very sweet boyfriend.  (Though I refrain from posting too many family pictures for the sake of privacy.) …

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Jan 02

New Year Highlights

Ray Harrell Nature Park

Highlight of New Year’s Eve: hosting a super fun party for the kids. Highlight of New Year’s Day: starting the morning with a nature walk. And completing all of my hopes for day one. I also started my perfume product line today and added a new Black Raspberry Vanilla perfume to my shop!

Jan 01

Farewell 2016, Welcome 2017!


2016 was a year of lots of love… …and adventures. Now it is time to refresh and renew, and even if I don’t accomplish all of my goals, I always feel invigorated just basking in the glow of a time set aside for renewal. This year is going to be the year of re-shaping things …

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Dec 27

That Week When You’re Still Basking in the Glow of the Holidays and Prepping for New Year Resolutions

Happy Holidays

Yes, it’s that time again, and even though I failed miserably at keeping last year’s resolutions, especially some of the goals pertaining to this site and writing regularly, I’m excited to renew again and have some new goals for the start of the new year. Hey, I did take a boat ride in 2016, and …

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Oct 22

Enjoying Solitude and How I Avoid Boredom

Andrei Tarkovsky

Few things bother me as much as the thought that I’m wasting time or losing interest, which is probably why I thought to write this post during my fall break from work, because I have all of this time and want to make the most of it.  I’ve been spending time with my daughter and …

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Sep 01

10,000 Steps a Day

My Walking Buddy

It’s the morning of September 1st and I am going to mark this as my official 1st day of my 10,000 a day goal (and I’m making up for not posting last night). I have stopped and started all summer but allergies got the best of me. I have a nice neighborhood route that I …

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Aug 31

My Goodie Box of Fragrances Came In!

Fragrances rs

I’m so excited because I got a goodie box of new fragrances in!  I am trying out some new fragrances that I haven’t used in my bath & body products before, including the smooth and mysterious ylang ylang, and I can’t wait to see how they turn out! I have always loved ylang ylang mixes, …

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Aug 30

Chatty Writing


November is just around the corner and that means that I will most likely pick up my novel which is in the works when I (hopefully) jump into NaNoWriMo again. Between the exuberance of fresh autumn air and the excitement of a group writing session that comes with goals, I usually get very excited about …

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Jul 17

When Plans are in Disarray

Stranger Things

…watch TV!  Apparently all the web’s up in arms over the 80’s throwback “Stranger Things,” so I will have to check it out since it looks like it’s right up my alley. But seriously, have you ever made plans, noted your progress, only to be thrown off shortly after by some unforeseen event? I’m sure …

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Jan 01

30 Things I’d Like To Do In 2016

The Oregon Beaches - good times from 2015.

Share many cultural and interesting places with my daughter Take a boat ride Take a photo and/or video every day Make a documentary set to music, even if it’s only 5 minutes long Travel to some place new Improve my home Be more physically active Make some geometric art Improve this site Feel free when …

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