May Goals!

A new month. What does that feel like to you? Does it jazz you up? Or does it overwhelm you that another month just passed and you didn’t accomplish what you wanted to? Think about it. But don’t dwell on it.

I firmly believe that if you do one thing really well for just a month, it can become a habit. BUT – the key here is to focus on just that one thing.

Too often I find that most people hop into doing wayyy too many things at once and overwhelm themselves. Ya’ll, this used to be me. I would legit start a million new things every Monday morning. I was THAT girl. It does not work. I promise you. By Wednesday or so I was OVER it and felt like a failure. Not a good mix.

Rewing to about 3 years ago when I finally decided it was time for a change. All I was doing was spinning my wheels and honestly I started to struggle with anxiety and knew I had to start taking better care of me. I chose to slow the f down and start putting my mind to just one thing at a time and trusting that the rest would come. I often get called a ‘doer’ and I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I’m not. Because I am. And I still try to channel that inner doer allllll the time. It’s a constant fight for me to chill and settle down in my day to day knowing that I need to patient.

I won’t bore you with the grave details, but just know that this process took a longggg time and it is a never ending battle, but a good kind of battle. Hang in there and know that you are doing just fine.

Back to right now…May.

We have both been feeling super motivated lately and have continuously been working really hard to grow ourselves both as a couple and as individuals. We are each inspired by different people and tend to get a lot of our ideas from podcasts or books. I have been loving Ms. Rachel Hollis. Tyler continuously listens to Dave Ramsey. And together they have been reading Rachel Cruze’s book, Love Your Life Not Theirs and working together on her new Contentment Journal.

Rachel, Dave, & Rachel (ha) all talk about a lot of the same things so as we were chatting one night we came up with the idea to really start to focus on each other’s goals together and hold each other accountable, together.

Tyler is going to focus on drinking half his body weight in ounces of water daily because he knows how good he feels when he accomplishes this and really wants to make it more of a set habit.

And I am going with journaling every day. I truly love to write, but have never been one to take the time each day to journal and it’s something I truly want to do. I think it’ll 1) be relaxing and 2) be so amazing to look back on in a month, year, and so on to remind myself of where I’ve come from. I need that.

At the end of the day, remember to fly. I mean this in a way that makes you feel on top of the world. Like you are in control and are going nowhere but up.

Take care, friends. And happy May!

Jordan’s First Air Show

I am kind of ashamed to admit I’d never been to an air show before – especially since I’ve been with my pilot for 8 years.

Regardless, we made it happen finally and went to an air show near us in Ottumwa, Iowa. Now I’m hooked!

 

It was the perfect, cloudy day to be able to see the planes flying so well. It was about a 3 hour show filled with variety and Tyler’s favorite, Skip Stewart, was even there.

It’s hard to say which one was my favorite as they were all incredible to watch! I did get a neat video on Tyler’s phone of the Aeroshell team. These other photos are from my old, old iPhone 5 so it’s going to be time for an upgrade one of these days.

 

Who else has been to an air show?

Cheers to Another Year

Most recently I’ve begun to realize that the saying of “the days are long, but the years are short” is so, so true. I remember growing up thinking that the years passed slow because I was always wishing for more freedom – getting to drive, graduating high school, starting college, graduating college, etc. It was always a constant goal of moving forward as quickly as possible.

Now, I just wish time would slow down. Life is so, so good. I don’t want it to go by so fast!

With that being said, ironically enough, I’m moving on to another year of life. My birthday was August 11 and man did it creep up fast again. I’ve had a really busy, happy year and it’s fun to look back on that.

Here are a few highlights..

*Started a new job and have been able to travel multiple times, including twice in the company jet.

*Traveled for fun to the Dominican Republic & Arizona

 

*Celebrated my sister getting married

*Supported Tyler through another successful spray season.

Cheers to year #27!