Sunday, January 05, 2014

Giveaways and Goals...

Good Morning Luvs!
Happy Sunday Fun-day!!
I want to remind you all to enter the giveaways here on The Parlor Girl. You can enter the Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway here and the Lululemon Gift Card Giveaway here too!! WooHoo! So much fun in the New Year. Also, make sure you pop on over to Nordstrom today as they are having an awesome sale with up to 50% off of women's and designer apparel. 
2014 Goals The Parlor Girl
I have to start by telling you all that "14" is my lucky number. I won the cake walk in 4th grade with the number 14 and it has always been my number. I could not be more thrilled for this amazing year ahead of us that has 14 in it.
Goals… (Goals Are Dreams With Headlines)
I love some good old goals. I think it is so important to have goals in motion, because if you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else (LP). Goals are fun and can range from small to large. But make sure you have them in place to help provide direction and momentum. I also like to have small rewards for achieved goals. For me, rewards majorly drive me to accomplish stuff. 
My little brother was a huge inspiration with my goal setting this year. He is a very successful guy in so many different areas but my admiration for him, comes from his extreme ability to set and achieve goals. He has traveled the world and has many different business ventures and keeps a positive attitude to accompany these things all the time. There were many phone calls exchanged lately asking him for some of his little tips and tricks to help me the older sister gain more direction. Gotta love all your family members as they can all contribute very special gifts in your life! One of the first things he shared with me was to look back at your previous year and acknowledge the things you already accomplished and did not make. I am going to share some things with you all, but first know that I am not perfect and am completely human in all my endeavors. I have made mistakes in life and yet the most important thing is to be able to LEARN from them. I think sometimes we look at bloggers on a pedestal and see beautiful pictures with a lot of expensive clothes, or just a lot of clothes, gorgeous homes, perfect family pics and assume everything is perfect for them in their lives. But guess what?! It is not any more perfect than your life. And even more, there is no such thing as perfection, because it leaves no room for growth! One of my favorite quotes!! Just remember that here on PG, my hope is to provide you with inspiration in your own wardrobe and life and also help you achieve a little more confidence in feeling amazing from the clothes you are putting on. 

I have decided to share my past and present goals with you all, so here goes!!
Looking in the rearview… 2013
  • GOD became first
  • started offering forgiveness and my life has gotten WAY better
  • financial freedom (paid off my debt | Dave Ramsey saved us!!)
  • paid off my car
  • ran THREE 1/2 marathons (in Jan 2013 I set out to run my first 1)
  • was consistent at the gym
  • healthy diet but not competition crazy ;]
  • increased blog attendance and built blogger friendships 
  • collaborate with blogger friends
  • answer every blogger email
  • focus and brainstormed on writing my book
  • unplugged and more quality time with hubs
  • host holidays with less uptightness (did good at Thanksgiving! I am type-A and have a hard time relaxing while people are over..LOL)
  • was a better friend
  • was a better step-mom
  • LOVED more
  • spent more time with my niece and nephews (took care of the kids while sis was in Europe, loved every minute of it)
  • gave more
  • held my tongue and opinion | learn when to say things and/or hold back (wisdom)
Forward motion into 2014
  • God first
  • have faith that God has a plan for me
  • relax
  • forgiveness heals
  • be a better wife
  • working on 6 months emergency savings and future investments
  • give more money and time
  • more family time (weekly)
  • travel more
  • continue fitness/healthy eating 
  • yoga more
  • walk dogs more (hubs does it)
  • write book
  • meditate
  • be an even better friend
  • make new friends
  • be an even better step-mom
  • continue growing and expanding The Parlor Girl
  • more street style photos ;] (you already knew that)
  • continue to collaborate with my blogger friends
  • be spontaneous
  • take more risks
  • LOVE more
  • be more humble
  • gratitude
I would love to hear a few of yours? What is the most important goal for you this year?

Thank you for being a part of my life in this little blogospehere world!!! I am grateful for each and every one of YOU!!! Because of you, this is all possible!! Also, if there is anything you would like to see or hear from me, please share that as well!

Sending love and thanks,
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  1. It might sound a bit weird but I have to learn how to relax and not worry so much. Not very easy for me.

    1. I completely understand! It is hard but I am sure you can do it ;]


  2. Love how you started you 2013 and 2014 putting God first. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you." (Jeremiah 29:11-12)

    God bless you! Happy 2014!!!

    1. Thanks sweet girl!!! I love that verse you shared!!! You made my day!!!!!

      Thank you!
      God bless you too and Cheers to an amazing 2014!!!


  3. Loved reading your goals and that you are putting God first. That's so refreshing and encouraging. Hope you have an amazing year!!


    1. Thank you! I wish you an amazing year as well!!!