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Goals for 2015 Wrap-Up

2015 has been a good year for me, and I really kept my goals in mind as I made decisions throughout the year. In this post, I'll go over how I think everything went! You can find my original post with my goals for 2015 here, and you can find my mid-year check-in here. One // Build a… Continue reading Goals for 2015 Wrap-Up

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The End of NaNoWriMo 2015

During November, I embarked on the impossible task to attempt to write 50,000 words towards a novel in 30 days as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I say impossible because I knew I wouldn't get to 50,000 words, but it isn't because I didn't think I could; I say it because I had planned… Continue reading The End of NaNoWriMo 2015

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The Start of NaNoWriMo 2015

Many of you familiar with the usual look of my sidebar will notice a new widget. This widget is a NaNoWriMo word count tracker, which serves two purposes: it allows you, the (hopefully) curious reader to see what my progress is, and it forces me to actually write something. For those of you who don't know… Continue reading The Start of NaNoWriMo 2015

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Check-In: Goals for 2015

We are roughly halfway through the year, and I figured it was time to check-in and see how I'm doing goal-wise for 2015. You can find my original post with my goals for 2015 here. This is a long post, so here we go... One // Build a healthier lifestyle I've lost about five pounds this year, which… Continue reading Check-In: Goals for 2015

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Motivation in Goal-Making

I came across this blog post recently, and I thought I would share it here. The coach believes goals should be something that isn't exactly tangible. They should be something that you value and want out of yourself. His points: When I am working with people, I ask them hard questions not only to find… Continue reading Motivation in Goal-Making

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Goals for 2015

Happy New Year!! As things go, a new year means New Year Resolutions, and I've never been a big fan of those. During my job as an Academic Success Coach last year, I learned about SMART Goals, and they're designed like this: S - Specific: Know exactly what you want to accomplish. M - Measurable:… Continue reading Goals for 2015

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My Year in Review: 2014

2014 was quite an interesting and jam-packed year for me. Here's some of what I did (in no particular order): I got married. I graduated college. I started working at a job that will lead me to my future career as a librarian. I joined a sorority. I completed the 100 Happy Days challenge. I… Continue reading My Year in Review: 2014

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The End of NaNoWriMo 2014

A few weeks ago, I posted that I was beginning my journey through National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for the first time, and I am happy to report that I won! Winning means that I wrote 50,000 words towards a novel, and I did it. The story isn't complete, and I will probably get rid… Continue reading The End of NaNoWriMo 2014

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NaNoWriMo and the J.K. Rowling Moment

November marks the start of National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words throughout the month of November. This year marks the first year I will actually participate in NaNoWriMo since I first heard about it four-some years ago, and I'm terrified. I started writing on… Continue reading NaNoWriMo and the J.K. Rowling Moment