Thursday, April 12, 2012

Journey Forward {9}

It's time for a check-up, a check-in. Today for Journey Forward, we are taking a moment to assess our progress thus far toward our word. I figured I'd start off by reviewing my goals that I set about one month ago.

1. Career Goals - I can proudly say that my main career goal is now very much underway and I'm putting a great deal of time and energy into it almost daily to really accomplish what I have been wanting to do! More to come soon!
2. Decide where I want to live - I have also been spending a lot of time thinking about this one and have an idea or two :)
3. Treat myself to a MacBook - check!
4. Build my savings - While my actual savings account hasn't been growing YET, I have been working to build my checking account which to me, is still a great thing! Once I've built that a little more, I'll start budgeting some of my money into savings.
5. Continue finding the positive - Absolutely! This is something I strive for everyday. Last night, I was tempted to tweet, "There just aren't enough hours in the day" but I knew that would exude the negative energy that I don't want to surround myself with. So, I changed my thoughts and said, "I can accomplish anything."
6. Grow in the areas of my life where I have a lot of potential - Still working on this one. Once I create more free time, I'll be able to focus more energy on this.
7. Stop planning. Start doing - I'm actually surprised at how well I've been doing with this. I think the passing of my mom has really pushed me to just get out there and make things happen while choosing what to do wisely.

A quote from Southwest's founder Herb Kelleher
I love this quote from the Southwest Airlines founder.

So, that said, I feel like I'm well on the way to becoming. I'm really learning what works for me and what doesn't and to really not let the opinions and judgments of others affect me. As Gwen Stefani would say, 

"It's my life. Don't you forget."

I've got the reigns now and I'm not letting go.
It's onward and upward from here.

Life is a Sunset


Next week for Journey Forward:

Now that we've reflected back on the past nine weeks or so and taken a look at our progress, here's my challenge for you - To write about an obstacle, a shortcoming, a [temporary] roadblock that may be standing in your way, keeping you from fully reaching and accomplishing your word. Maybe it's one thing in particular, or it could be a bunch of little things. Come link-up again with us next Thursday!


Katie Price said...

I love #5, Continuing to Find the Positive. You are truly an inspiration, Chelsea. Thank you once again for hosting this Journey, and for sharing yours.

Nicole Rene said...

sounds like you are doing fabulous girl!! :) I love reading your posts on this!!! Good luck with everything!!

Ronida said...

I also need to say that to myself: stop planning and just do it. Too much of procrastination. Thanks Chelsea for posting this. :D


Jenn said...

I definitely try to (and still work on) finding the positive. Sometimes it's SO easy to just get lost in the "ick" but I think that finding the positive can help a ton.

Unpublished Life said...

Oh wow, looks like you are doing so well, Chelsea ... cannot wait to hear more about nos. 1 and 2!

Good on you for surrounding yourself with positivity, it's hard sometimes but there is so much negative energy out there in the world as it is, we don't need to add to it.

All linked up:)

Lindsey said...

I've really really really got to get my checking account under control too (Target curse isn't helping) and start saving as well. Mint dot com is supposed to be amazing for helping to budget. I think I'm going to look into that!

Leanna Vera said...

It sounds like your Journey Forward is going well so far! I'm looking forward to hearing more about where you want to live.