But I don’t WANNA go to the #GoalMeetUp…

I think we all know how my goals turned out. Ugh.

So now it’s on to October. It’s a clean slate. My sins from September are dead and buried. Moving on…

Goal #1Get the Blogger Dance Party up with Monica. I am serious about this. I’m thinking all of us shooting some video dancing to a song (Monica suggested “Dancing Queen” or “Vogue” which I think either would be fabulous) and then you’d send them to me and I’d make Mark put them together in a “blogging dance party” kind of way. And you don’t have to be a blogger (hi, Veda) to play. Who’s in?

Goal #2Love my body in at least one way every day. Last weekend I decided that I was done with hateful, negative thoughts towards my body. So I took a magic marker and started writing on all the body parts that I typically ridicule. I wrote “Love” on my stomach. “Healthy” and “Beauty” on my thighs. And if you were at the Pampered Chef party you may have noticed some of the “love” ink bled through my shirt because I (stupidly) used my Downy Ironing Sauce before I headed out the door. Oops. Anyways, I wrote these words on my body and do you know my mind started changing immediately. All of a sudden I wanted to pamper my body with bananas for breakfast instead of a french toast sticks from Sonic. And I even worked out some because I thought this wonderful body of mind deserved it. I think changing my frame of mind is really going to help with that whole “workout” and “drive past NOT thru McD’s” goal.

Goal #3 – Decorate/clean our dining room area. Right now it’s half office/half storage space/half complete and utter eyesore. I would post a picture, but that’s just embarrassing.

Goal #4 – Pass my MFT exam. Because I have to. And I’ve spent way more money on this test than I’d ever care to admit. And if I don’t pass I’ll have to spend that money again. And if I have to spend that money again Mark will probably cry himself to sleep for a month.

Goal #5 – Why do I want a goal #5 so bad? BECAUSE I HATE EVEN NUMBERS. I don’t even want to put this out there, but I’m going to because I read The Alchemist and The Universe responds to bravery. (it took 10  minutes of staring at the screen to write this goal…) Couples for Bound Together. I need to quit being a wimp. That is all.

Oh, and I want to make out with Mark more. It’s true, but I mostly shared it because I wanted to throw some pizazz in this post. It needed it. (And seriously, committed relationship folks make October Make Out Month!)

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9 thoughts on “But I don’t WANNA go to the #GoalMeetUp…

  1. Rebecca says:

    Uh, count me in for the blogger dance party. I LOVE to dance! Sounds hilarious. And I like that you’re loving your body. I’ve been having a difficult time with that too. I don’t know what it is, really, but I’d like to be more accepting too. Finally, the Alchemist is goood. You’ll like it 🙂


    Wonderful! I will have to figure out the details, but I’m so excited to have dancers!

  2. Veda says:

    I got mentioned on a blog…too cool…now I must comment!

    The dance blog sounds fun…what’s its purpose? Just for giggles? Anyways, I welcome any excuse to dance!!

    I also really like your goal #2. Recognizing the beauty of your body is a great way to motivate yourself to take better care of yourself. Your body is the present home of your heart, mind, and soul…Your body will nourish and protect your future babies…Your body deserves to be taken cared of…Man all this talk makes me want to go for a run and eat spinach ALL at the same time (my attempt at a joke! ha!).


    Totally just for giggles! And you’re a fabulous dancer so I had to give you a shout out 😀 And you’re running while eating spinach image is hilarious and so something I could almost see you doing. (because you’re still the only person I know who has ever thought about eating a salad while at Steak n’ Shake. Just sayin’)

  3. There’s a tv show you might like called “How to Look Good Naked.” It helps women to be more accepting of their bodies. The American version starred Carson Kressley as the host. I haven’t seen the American version on tv in months but their is a British version that comes on. I think it’s on the Lifetime/Lifetime for Women channel. I love makeover shows — that’s how I know about this stuff. Take care, A.


    I have seen ads for that show before and always thought it was a workout show or something. I could never figure it out. But it sounds brilliant and I will have to find the British one. Thanks!

  4. Miranda says:

    #1 – Blogger dance party sounds mighty awesome, and this non blogger gal is totally down as I must agree with Veda… any reason to dance is plenty justification.

    #2 – Perhaps I was intranced by the majesty of the fluted stoneware, but I didn’t notice your self-loving sharpie syndrome, albeit I think it is fantastic… in fact, aren’t we overdue for a margarita-filled night of flattery? We need to all get together and talk about how fabulous each of us are…. and microwave some chocolate cake.

    #3 – Um, seriously?… this is something you must put on a goal list to accomplish? You mean not everyone lays in bed at night upset that the prints on their paper towels don’t match the color scheme of their dinnerware? I personally feel it is my obligation to make this goal a reality for you.

    #4 – Yeah, my thoughts and prayers to you on that one… I remember in high school freaking out about not acing all 5 AP exams b/c I had to pay $80 for each of them… I’m still not sure though if that was b/c I was cheap.. or poor… or just a nerd who always wanted to do her best.

    #5 – EVEN numbers are of the devil, agreed. … hello? 666? The ultimate even number. I should totally be a theologist..

    P.S. – I think me writing my first comment on your blog is justification enough to have a blogger dance party, who’s bringin the disco ball?? 😉


    Yay! Miranda commented! And we should just get everyone in Nashville who wants to participate together one night for margaritas and such and make the dance party happen. That’d be too much fun…

    And YES, YES, YES you can come decorate my entire home. And then you can dress me. And show me how to put make up on. (I was going to say you could teach me how to take a shower, because I don’t take them, but I know that would just sound way worse than I intended 😀 )

  5. Elisa says:

    Um, I’m 50/50 on the blogger dance party. I tend to dance kinda like a monkey having a seizure on a tree branch. Yes, I trip and fall just like the monkey. BUT I’m contemplating involvement…just sayin… 🙂

    I LOVE your body goal, that is absolutely amazing. and I’m glad you’ve learned about Downy Ironing Sauce…isn’t that stuff great?!

    Finally, I commented in the first place to say I love love LOVE The Alchemist. Like insanely hella-much. You can follow Paulo Coelho on Twitter too. Get little 140 character snippets of pieces of his brilliance. By the end of this book you will have a new outlook on life.


    You may not have known this, but crazy monkey was exactly what we were looking for so… you’re in! Congrats!

    The ironing sauce is to die for and I think you were one of the people that introduced it to me, right? And I will have to start following Paulo stat!

  6. Monica Evans says:

    YAY for the bloggers dance party 🙂 I’m all in it! 😀 And Elisa- I’m so planning an dancing like a crazy person, so youre monkey dancing skills will fit right in.

    I love that you wrote loving comments directly on your body! And I’m glad that you are learning to love your body for yourself. Super Cool.

    What’s a MFT? I feel that I should know it but I don’t.

    It’s interesting to me that you don’t like even numbers. I hate numbers that aren’t divisible by 2 or 5.

    I think you are amazing and I’m rooting for you and your goals!


    All in it? Of course you’re all in it! You helped conceive this puppy! 😀

    And MFT is marriage and family therapy. There is a national exam I have to take for my license and studying for it really bites. I take it on Friday so thoughts and prayers are much appreciated.

    I’m so with you on the divisible by 5 thing (so I like odd numbers and those that end in 0). But divisble by 2? Ew, and I don’t know why 😀

  7. Secret Agent "CT" says:

    What?!?! Drive past not thru McD’s?? Oh, the agony!! Say it isn’t so…

    Just teasing! 🙂


    I’d be lying if I said it was so… everything is so cheap and warm and salty. It’s just a perfect place. But I’m happy to say that the intake goes down every month 😀

  8. Grace says:

    I wanna do the dance party! 🙂 Count me in. Shoot me an email with details if that conspires this month gracekboyle at gmail dot com

    As for loving your body, that’s beautiful. I like the aspect of writing on each part of your body! These are good goals. Also, The Alchemist is one of my favorite books ever. Really good message.


    Yay! This is going to be so fun. And we’ll get details up soon… after Friday.

  9. Angelia says:

    I just started this whole monthly goal meet-up thing so I’m new around here. I’m loving the love your body goal. One of my goals is to move my body everyday. It’s hard. I don’t wanna. But I decided that moving my body will help me eventually get to where you are in making sure that I’m loving my body.

    As for the dance party, I’m thinkin’ maybe not for me. I need to get the whole moving the body/loving the body before video taping the body!

    I’m all for make out month! The hubby will be thanking you!


    I love your move the body goal! It is hard, but that’s definitely one way that I want to love my body is by letting it move more. And so far the hubby has enjoyed it, but he wants to know why I always want to make out after garlic-y meals. Garlic is an aphrodisiac, perhaps? Heh.

    Going to check your blog out now!

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