posted on: October 1, 2012

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Things are looking a little festive around the apartment with the arrival of a few mini pumpkins!  I still can't believe it's October, can you?  I've been reflecting a lot about what I want to accomplish this month.  September flew by so fast, feels like I didn't even get a chance to gather my thoughts/personal goals for the fall.

Finding A Balance

My cousin Melissa has accurately categorized us as "people pleasers".  We'll go out of our way to please everyone else, even if it means pushing our own priorities aside (especially when these priorities include exercising, chores, or other tasks I don't necessarily feel like doing).  I'm not sure if this stems from high school or what, but trying to make everyone else happy is exhausting.  I need to start prioritizing and sometimes put myself first.  Which, let me tell you, will be quite a struggle.

Whipping Back Into Shape

Seems like everything in my life deems me "too busy" to get myself to an exercise class (see above).  Time to get serious about a kick ass workout regime.  It's going to involve a lot of Barre Fitness classes, my new favourite workout.  See you at the Barre!

Embracing The Weird

Okay, this is going to sound really silly.  But, ever since discovering the amazingness that is New Girl, I've been thinking a lot about how I hide my weird.  When you really get to know me, I'm a super goofy, quirky person, much like fictional character Jessica Day.  I need to stay true to myself and start showcasing my weirdness (in moderation) to everyone!  Prepare yourself for strange accents and voices that I like to lace into regular conversation ;)

Learning New Things

Since I'm not in school, I have the luxury of finding non-traditional ways to keep learning.  First of all, I've been wanting to brush up on my francais for quite a while and it's about time I get started!  Bought one of those awesome learning french dvds from Chapters, so I'll let you know how that goes.  Also been bookmarking some healthy recipes that I'd like to try.  The first attempt will be for a Thanksgiving dinner with friends this weekend.  I'll also be reading a few books this month, including The Great Gatsby and a work related book about social media.

Fall 2012 is going to be awesome!  What are some of your goals this season?


  1. love this post, alicia! no more "hiding the weird" (i lol'd!) x

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  3. Great goals! I'm so excited for Fall!

  4. All admirable goals! I'm also trying to stop making excuses about being too busy for exercise.

    You'll love The Great Gatsby. Are you reading it in anticipation of the movie?

  5. Hiding the weird - you are too cute, my friend. I can't wait to see you embrace your unique self in a whole new way, because frankly, you're one of my favourites :)

  6. These are fantastic goals, especially the first on! Putting yourself first can be hard, but it's totally worth it. Definitely the best way to recharge during busy times. Good luck - can't wait to read the recap at the end of the month!

  7. Love this :)
    xo, Christina

    Last day to enter my **GIVEAWAY**!!


  8. So many great goals, Alicia! Since I moved to Calgary, I've had a lot more time for myself. I even joined a gym and have been forcing myself to do things I wouldn't normally do (4.5 hour hike up a mountain, anyone?) Good luck with yours!

    xo, alison*elle

  9. Great goals! I think we all have a bit of a strange side to us, we just need to learn to let it be and have fun with it! Good for you!
    Also great that you're learning french, that's a huge goal of mine too! <3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella


  10. Love this! I'm excited to see your weird come out!


  11. I like your goals! I have many of the same. Especially learning more francais. And nothing is more liberating than being weird. Truly. Bonne chance!

  12. I am obsessed with The New Girl! Its such a great show. I love that she doesn't care what people think about her:)

    Jen xo

  13. Embrace weirdness!!! I want to read more, start going to Bikram yoga again and stick to my new monthly clothing budget!

    Ashly Kissman

  14. Definitely looks and sounds like a great set of goals to accomplish. Good Luck =]

  15. First of all, I finally stopped 'lurking' and am following you publicly now! lol But in my defense, I do stalk you on Instagram. ;) Second, nice feature on the Anthology blog the other day! Love your vintage yellow suitcase. Finally, loved the NYC photos. Thanks for sharing... now I gotta get my butt in gear to post my own Portland photos! Yeesh. lol


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