2017 was the craziest year of my life thus far. I’ll probably spend more time at the end of December discussing all the craziness, but for now, I’d like to take some time to set myself up for the last month of the year.
01 | 30 Day Yoga Challenge
Last November, my friend Forest of herHABITAT, convinced me to try Adriene’s 31 day Yoga Revolution. I did pretty well for the first 10 days or so and then eventually school got in the way; I never finished the challenge. The 30-day yoga challenge will help prepare me for the new year and give myself a head-start New Year’s resolutions. I know it’s only December 3rd, but I haven’t missed a day yet!
02 | Make time for music
Music used to be a really big part of my life. I’m a classically trained pianist and I spent most of high school singing at various open mics. I even have a pass for the BlueBird Cafe open mic that I can use whenever I go back to Nashville! Music just hasn’t been a priority of late and that’s something I really want to change. I brought my guitar out of storage and want to set up my keyboard so I can get back into it.
03 | Create new Christmas traditions
This is my first Christmas in Canada since high school! I’m over the moon that I get to stay home for the holidays. It’s also my very first Christmas with Adam so I want to make sure that it’s extra special. Our family traditions have been hard to maintain since we moved down South. So, I’m determined to start making my own traditions this year with Adam. If you have ideas for us, leave a comment down below.
04 | My freelancing portfolio
I’ve been freelancing on the side of my full-time job since October and I’m really enjoying it. It feels really good to use my degree for a job I actually really love. At the moment, I’m doing a lot of social media work and the occasional blog post but I really want to grow a little more. Over the next few months, I would love to grow my portfolio and workload so it can become a part-time job instead of just a couple hours a week.
I think setting short-term monthly goals is a great way to stay motivated and excited about the great things that are going on in my life. I’m also excited because these monthly posts are a good thing for you guys too! I fell in love with graphic design and photography at King’s and figured it was time to bring a piece of that passion to Sincerely, Rowan in the form of monthly desktop calendars!
The first one is holiday themed of course. Not going to lie, I totally baked sugar cookies for the sole purpose of shooting this desktop background and then they were a complete disaster and I ended up buying a gingerbread house from IKEA instead. You can download the background here.
What are your goals for December?