Welcome to another Friday. Usually I'm super pumped about Friday, but oddly enough, I'm actually feeling the opposite today. I had started to write a post yesterday about how quickly the month has gone by and I guess once I started typing it, the realization hit me like a ton of bricks.
#icant believe the month is almost over. I feel like I've accomplished nothing this month. Sure, I've been excelling at work and have been pretty on point with blogging, but other than that I feel unsatisfied. Now we're just about a week away from June and I'll be scrambling around next week trying to get things done.
#icant seem to help thinking that there's just something going around the blogosphere lately. Everyone seems to be falling behind and losing their motivation. Hoping we can all get that mojo back soon because even I'm feeling like taking a hiatus from this again.
#icant believe its almost my birthday. I was excited about it, but now everything seems to be overshadowing it. I have to renew my license (I'll only have 2 days next week to do so since it expires on my birthday and Monday is a holiday), prep for Aniyah's promotional ceremony and dinner on the 30th (and I'm still waiting for the lady to respond to my order request that I sent last week), and I've got to start confirming everything for Trace's 5th birthday party we're having on the 7th. Birthdays just aren't the same when you're older.
#icant keep leaving my planner at home! I've barely used my blog planner this month, so I've been slipping a bit here and there. I've been posting pretty consistently (okay I missed a couple days - like yesterday) and replying to comments, but haven't really been promoting any of my posts and it has put a bit of a damper on my traffic.
#icant stand all this crap in my house already! After that garage sale we had last month...or maybe it was in March...anyway, after that first garage sale we had, everything that we didn't sell has been sitting in my house in giant trash bags, looking sorry as shit, waiting to leave. And since my sis-in-law and her kids brought their stuff to sell too, I ended up with more stuff than I had started with. We had planned to have another one the week after, which is why they left their stuff, but it never happened. I'm really at the point where I just want it gone. I have bags full of shoes, clothes, toys, baby stuff, etc. that just needs to disappear already. Some stuff is still listed on my Poshmark closet if you want to take a look. I'm to the point where I'll give most of it away for free. Anybody interested?
#iknowican declutter a little this weekend. My bedroom is a wreck right now. With all the extra clothes and shoes we didn't sell, I have no room for the stuff I actually use in my closet. I really need to get a handle on it because it's driving me insane.
#iknowican have a great, refreshing weekend. We've got a beach birthday to go to tomorrow so I'm sure it'll be fun. Being around the ocean makes me relax and I can't wait to get some salt water therapy. Maybe it can help change my Debbie Downer mood.
#iknowican get some more blog design work done. I need to make a list of things I still need to do because I can't seem to remember...signature image, font styles, stock series images...that's all I can think of right now. I know there's more - much more - that I need to do, I just need to write that shit out so I can remember when it comes time to do it.
#iknowican finish planning Trace's birthday party. It's not supposed to be a big party, but 5 is a pretty big deal so I want to make sure that everything is perfect. I'm sure he'll love it no matter what as long as he has friends to play with, but still. I've got graphics, invitations, banners, stickers, labels, etc. to create so I really need to buckle down and do it. Looks like I'll be spending a lot of time with the computer this weekend.
#iknowican work on my budgeting! I downloaded the free trial of YNAB (thanks, Steph) and I'm finally working on budgeting my money! It's really a big deal for me since I've NEVER even attempted to save/budget before. Like, EVER. Joey and I have always lived paycheck-to-paycheck, but now that we're older, the kids are getting older, the house needs repairs, we're planning our wedding, etc. things are really getting to be a bit overwhelming. We're at the point in our lives where we really need to put our income and budget into perspective. I'm hoping that YNAB will help us do just that. Wish me luck on this whole budgeting thing...obviously I'm not very good at it because I already want to cave in to the Memorial Day sales going on this weekend!
Okay, your turn! What has turned your week upside down? What are you looking forward to next week? Know of any good Memorial Day Sales? Want to buy my stuff?