Middle of the Year Check In + Goal Setting!

by Alaina-

Hello my dears! WOW.. it’s been a while. Life got a little “cray,” if you will (more info coming in a blog post soon)! But I just MISSED you guys! So I’m officially making our little community a priority again. I was thinking a lot about goals lately. Goals for this blog, goals for heath, goes for finances, goals…. for everything. Does anyone else feel like this year has been a bit of a bust? Man, you guys, I’m TRYING, but I feel like I need a shake up.

I decided to take a second to write down where I want to be by the end of the year. I’ll revisit this at the end of the year to see what I actually accomplished!


Pay off 50% of my debt


When I was a teacher, I was clinically depressed. When I’m sad, I eat and shop… and boy, did I spend a lot. I want to pay off a big chunk to make everything a little more manageable for me. If you have any tips please share them in the comments!


Get promoted at work

Work work work work work

Or look for a new position within my company. I’m so lucky to work for a company that I truly adore. But sometimes we need a change! I work my butt off so I either want to continue to work my butt of for a promotion, or look into a new part of my company.


Get moving!


Healthy is the new black. I’m trying to consistently eat healthy and work out. I’m finally at the point with my mentality that I want to get healthy for healthiness sake and not just for aesthetic purposes. Get ready for some tips/tricks and recipes soon!


Travel to a new country


I really, really, really want to travel. Last year, I was super lucky with some great deals but this year? Not so much. I have a crazy fun bachelorette party coming up in August as well as traveling to my alma mater… but I want to have one out of the country adventure before 2018.


Organize my clothing


You guys, it’s out of control! I’ve fluctuated in weight so I have a ton of clothes that are too small and a ton of clothes that are too big. I need to go through my clothes, be honest about what fits and what doesn’t, donate donate donate, and keep things organized.


What are your goals for the rest of the year? Let me know in the comments!

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I’m a twenty something living in the heart of Detroit. I have an absurd fear of wasting my life away, so come with me as I travel the world and my own backyard.

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  1. Susie @ Mile High Dreamers

    Ahhhh it’s INSANE how quickly this year is going by! I am with you on paying off the debt as a goal.
    I recently consolidated some of my debt because I had high balances on credit cards with REALLY high interest rates. I used Upstart (, and they were GREAT. Now I’ll be able to pay it off way faster, rather than most of my payments going towards the finance charges and interest!
    I also recommend trying to sell some clothes on Poshmark (or similar sites). It’s an easy way to make a little extra money!

    Love the mid-year check in. Let’s rock out the rest of 2017!

    Susie |

    28 . Jun . 2017
    • Alaina

      I actually just tried to get a loan through Upstart but it didn’t go through!! Such a bummer 🙁 I’m tryin! lol

      28 . Jun . 2017

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