BOLD Intentions || September

Inspired Life with Jess || Bold Intentions

As part of my One Little Word for 2015, I am setting a handful of BOLD Intentions each month. These are areas that I am going to focus on each month to try to make some good progress with my One Little Word.

During August, I managed to do quite well at documenting my Week in the Life (you can see my posts here). I celebrated a year of being engaged with a breakfast date with my favourite guy, and read The Book Thief (and started WomanCode and The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up too). I have also made travel notebooks for Melbourne and wedding planning, I just have the covers to decorate, which I am looking forward to finishing this month.

For September, my BOLD Intentions are:

  • Complete my Week in the Life album, now that the photos and journalling are done
  • Explore, relax and enjoy Victoria
  • Book a wedding! I have a rough location and a date, now to choose the venue
  • Put together and share my Winter Manifesto. Debating whether to do a photo book or 4×4 We R Memory Keepers album
  • Complete 5 art journal pages. I’m feeling an urge to art journal again!

I will report back at the start of September with an update as to how I go 🙂

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. You can see my posts about my 2015 word, Bold, here. If you don’t know what One Little Word is, you can read more about it in this post from Ali Edwards. I will be undertaking Ali’s One Little Word class again this year, and creating an album about my word and the changes it’s manifesting in my life. You can also listen to Elise Cripe’s podcast episode about One Little Word here.

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BOLD Intentions || August

Inspired Life with Jess || Bold Intentions

As part of my One Little Word for 2015, I am setting a handful of BOLD Intentions each month. These are areas that I am going to focus on each month to try to make some good progress with my One Little Word.

For August, my BOLD Intentions are:

  • Complete a Week in the Life (the photos and journalling, at least)
  • Look into an online back up such as Dropbox or Crashplan
  • Celebrate being engaged for a year!
  • Read at least one book (WomanCode, The Book Thief and The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up are on my list)
  • Make more notebooks for my Traveler’s notebook (I need one for our trip to Melbourne, another for wedding planning and one for documenting health)

I will report back at the start of September with an update as to how I go 🙂

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. You can see my posts about my 2015 word, Bold, here. If you don’t know what One Little Word is, you can read more about it in this post from Ali Edwards. I will be undertaking Ali’s One Little Word class again this year, and creating an album about my word and the changes it’s manifesting in my life. You can also listen to Elise Cripe’s podcast episode about One Little Word here.

BOLD Intentions || June

Inspired Life with Jess || Bold Intentions

As part of my One Little Word for 2015, I am setting a handful of BOLD Intentions each month. These are areas that I am going to focus on each month to try to make some good progress with my One Little Word.

I only managed to get through about half of my BOLD intentions last month, so this month I am going to do better!

For June, my BOLD Intentions are:

  • Catch up on my House List from May (I only made it about half way though)
  • Celebrate mine 29th birthday, and Mum’s 50th birthday
  • Read 2 books
  • Share weekly art journal pages every Thursday as part of the Get Messy Art Journal community. The next 2 months is celebrating the Season of Adventure, which I am super excited for!
  • Organise 2 years of photos and back them up

I will report back at the start of July with an update as to how I go 🙂

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. You can see my posts about my 2015 word, Bold, here. If you don’t know what One Little Word is, you can read more about it in this post from Ali Edwards. I will be undertaking Ali’s One Little Word class again this year, and creating an album about my word and the changes it’s manifesting in my life. You can also listen to Elise Cripe’s podcast episode about One Little Word here.

BOLD Intentions || May

Inspired Life with Jess || Bold Intentions

I haven’t been doing much with my little home on the Net this year. I’ve been feeling rather burnt out and not at all inspired to write. Once writing because more of a stress than a joy, I realised I needed to take a bit of a break. Turns out it was a good thing, since I’ve spent plenty of time working on some projects, catching up on day-to-day life and working on some new routines. It’s been refreshing, to say the least! But now I’m starting to get the itch to write again, so I’ve decided it’s time to stop neglecting my space! So new month, new energies, and new goals abound!

As part of my One Little Word for 2015, I am setting a handful of BOLD Intentions each month. These are areas that I am going to focus on each month to try to make some good progress with my One Little Word.

For May, my BOLD Intentions are:

  • Organise 2 years worth of photos and get them backed up
  • Work on my May list of house projects (I’ll be sharing more about this soon!)
  • Welcome Mum back to the country, since she’ll be back here at the end of the month for a bit
  • Read 2 books
  • Keep working on my new routines (these are all around keeping the place tidier and more welcoming for when I go to bed or get home each day)

I will report back at the start of June with an update as to how I go 🙂

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. You can see my posts about my 2015 word, Bold, here. If you don’t know what One Little Word is, you can read more about it in this post from Ali Edwards. I will be undertaking Ali’s One Little Word class again this year, and creating an album about my word and the changes it’s manifesting in my life. You can also listen to Elise Cripe’s podcast episode about One Little Word here.

BOLD Intentions || February

Inspired Life with Jess || Bold Intentions

As part of my One Little Word for 2015, I am setting a handful of BOLD Intentions each month. These are areas that I am going to focus on each month to try to make some good progress with my One Little Word.

For February, my BOLD Intentions are:

  • Start working on an Autumn capsule wardrobe. There are at least a few things that I need to add to it, so I see a shopping trip on the horizon
  • Start an 8 week sugar detox following the advice in I Quit Sugar
  • Give my blog a bit of a face lift. Nothing major just yet, mostly an updated header and side bar and maybe the footer
  • Paint 1-2 doors
  • Research selling stock photos. I think this could be a fun project to collate and sell a few stock photos

I will report back at the start of March with an update as to how I go 🙂

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. You can see my posts about my 2015 word, Bold, here. If you don’t know what One Little Word is, you can read more about it in this post from Ali Edwards. I will be undertaking Ali’s One Little Word class again this year, and creating an album about my word and the changes it’s manifesting in my life. You can also listen to Elise Cripe’s podcast episode about One Little Word here.

BOLD Intentions || January

Inspired Life with Jess || Bold Intentions As part of my One Little Word for 2015, I am setting a handful of BOLD Intentions each month. These are areas that I am going to focus on each month to try and make some good progress with my One Little Word. For January, my BOLD Intentions are:

  • Choose a destination for our wedding. We’re pretty sure we have a date, now we need a location to suit the date!
  • Organise and back up all of my 2014 photos, including the ones on my phone
  • Make at least 15 cards for an Etsy store, work out packaging and find out costs for postage
  • Do Pilates every second day
  • Buy some paint to start painting the doors in our house, and choose a colour for the powder room walls

I will report back at the start of February with an update as to how I go 🙂 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. You can see my posts about my 2015 word, Bold, here. If you don’t know what One Little Word is, you can read more about it in this post from Ali Edwards. I will be undertaking Ali’s One Little Word class again this year, and creating an album about my word and the changes it’s manifesting in my life. You can also listen to Elise Cripe’s podcast episode about One Little Word here.

BOLD || 2015 One Little Word

Inspired Life with Jess || Bold

My One Little Word for 2015 is BOLD.

This year, my word chose me in November. I had been thinking about the fact that I’ll need to choose a new word for 2015 for a couple of weeks before it happened. I was having a bad day, one of those days where I was already stressed and overwhelmed and everything seemed to be going wrong when it came to me. I’d had a big discussion with Michael before I headed out to visit my sister. She lives an hour and a half away, so I had a good amount of time by myself in the car to reflect and try and process the feelings I was working through, and it hit me that this year I need to make some bold decisions.

Once the word BOLD was there, I couldn’t stop thinking about it for the rest of the drive. It was perfect! I was struggling with going back to my old role, along with the 1 ½ hour commute each way to work, and realised I need to make some BOLD choices in the new year in relation to work. I also have a wedding to plan, and need to make some BOLD decisions for that, since everyone in our families has a strong opinion on what we should be doing for it. I want to be more BOLD in my relationships with family and friends, especially Michael, and more BOLD in decisions regarding the house, my health and even the everyday little things. This word was screaming at me for so many reasons!

During the last week of December, I was thinking a bit more about my word. I’ve realised it’s not shouting at me as loudly anymore, and doesn’t feel quite as perfect to me, but I think that is just my shy self backing away from the word because it is a scary word when I am naturally a cautious, timid, shy person. I’m sticking with it, because I know that it is what is needed for me to get to where I want to be. I know it will be hard at times, and quite scary, but I’m ready for some big changes, and I want to put myself out there more!

Each month, I will be coming up with 5 BOLD intentions at the start of the month that will help to guide me through the month, similar to my monthly I Choose goals. I have a few overall aims for the year as well, which include cooking each recipe in the Step-By-Step Cook’s Encyclopedia cookbook (110 in total!), making handmade cards for each person in our families for birthdays and celebrations (at least 18 cards), starting a small side crafty side business (to sell at markets and likely an Etsy store), working on Michael’s Christmas present (more to come soon!) and working out what I want to do long term for work.

I look forward to seeing where BOLD takes me in 2015!

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You can see my posts about my 2015 word, Bold, here. If you don’t know what One Little Word is, you can read more about it in this post from Ali Edwards. I will be undertaking Ali’s One Little Word class again this year, and creating an album about my word and the changes it’s manifesting in my life. You can also listen to Elise Cripe’s podcast episode about One Little Word here.