Set some Goals

Hi Supers!

Tomorrow is the first Monday of September! Can you believe it? I hope you enjoy it, whatever you are doing on Labor Day. As for me, I’ll be at my first official shift in my new job as the Costume Shop Manager at King’s Island, a local amusement park. Wish me luck!

But tonight, although it’s getting late and I’m still at school working, I wanted to take a few minutes and talk about setting goals.

If you don’t set regular goals, you probably should. I hope that’s not the first time you’ve heard that!

There are a ton of different ways to do it, but in the end it doesn’t matter a whole lot- as long as it works for YOU! But here are a couple of guidelines if you’re a little (or a lot) overwhelmed.

I like to start with categories. For example, I routinely set career, physical, mental, and emotional goals. Maybe you add school or relationship goals. Or financial goals. Whatever you need!

Then I like to put a BIG goal in all of the categories. Right now my BIG goals are:

Career/financial: Be able to comfortably full time freelance, pay off all debt before I turn 32 (includes student loans)

Physical: Be able to do an unsupported handstand and run 30 minutes non stop before the end of the year

Mental: Be fluent in another language with in three years(this one was hard!)

Emotional/ relational: maintain equilibrium during the current storm

 

These are all things I’m SUPER excited about. I WANT them- hopefully badly enough to really dedicate some time working towards them! Notice that most of them have a time limit or deadline attached. This is key! Otherwise it isn’t a goal, it’s a wish.

Once I have my BIG goals, I start subdividing. I do monthly and weekly goals, and then I set to do list items for the day to day.

So, for example, my monthly goals for September are:

Career/financial: launch my etsy store, write 15 blog posts

Physical: hit my step goal 5 out of 7 days per week, do at least ten minutes of yoga every day

Mental: read three books

Emotional/ relational: plan my weeks and stick to it

 

My weekly goals look like this:

 

Physical: Hit my step goal 5 out of 7 days, do at least ten minutes of yoga every day

Career and financial: close and ship the giveaway

Mental: read the 10 chapters of my book for the book club

Emotional/Relational: plan my week and stick to it

 

 

And there you have it! That’s how I set goals. When I do it consistently, I notice I’m WAY more productive, happier and much more focused!

 

Superhero action of the day: What are your goals? Are you achieving them?

HELP ME HELP YOU: A Giveaway

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Hi my Supers!

I am so excited about this idea, you have no idea. Let me begin with the back story.

I’ve thought about running an etsy shop for a long time. As I’ve mentioned, my public persona is that of a costume designer and seamstress, and if you read this post the other day, you’re caught up and know that I’m full time freelancing now.

When I started this blog, my intention was to also start an etsy store that would sell some of my handmade creations. These items tend to be things like a variety of different use bags, blankets, etc.

Well, I think the time has come! I’ve made lists of the items that I will list in my shop, and I am working on making some of that inventory this weekend. These items will no doubt change over time, and I have some fun ideas to keep people visiting- but more to come on that!

Here’s where you come in: I’d like to do a giveaway on some of these products! FREE STUFF! Here’s a picture of what’s on offer in this giveaway:

 

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If we start from top center and go kind of clockwise, the items are:

  • set of three reusable beeswax food wraps, sized 8, 10 and 12 inches
  • Two lovely cloth napkins
  • Two quilted placemats
  • Quilted handmade table runner, size 78 inches by 16 inches
  • microwaveable bowl coxy
  • 9×12 quilted trivet
  • set of two quilted hot pads
  • casserole cozy
  • reusable snack pouch (bottom center)
  • set of three bowl covers, size 8, 10 and 12 inches

This is a surprise giveaway- so I’ll send you one of these items, but which one will be a surprise! (Although feel free to tell me your favorites!)

To enter, it’s three simple steps!
1. Like the Superhero Living facebook page, as well as our sister page Charis Weible
2. Share this post on your timeline
3.Comment on the facebook thread

Tag a friend on facebook in the comments for an extra entry!

It’s as easy as that!

The giveaway period will close on September 4, 2017 at midnight Eastern time. I will announce winners on Tuesday September 5, and then be in touch with the winners through facebook message to get your shipping address!

Once you get your item, I will follow it up with a message to get your opinions about your it! I really and truly want your feedback! Don’t worry, I will have specific questions to help you out with that!

This giveaway is open to anyone, worldwide, as long as you have a facebook account!

And that’s it! Sounds pretty easy, right?

I hope you’ll all enter, and help me get the word out about both my shop and this blog, and get yourself some free stuff!

Superhero action of the day: Do you really have to ask? Hop on over to facebook and enter the giveaway!

Converging Circles

This is just a super short little update, really.

If you know me, you know I don’t like it when my people groups touch. It freaks me out when person from group A somehow randomly knows person from group B. And don’t even get me started on the stress of introducing the groups to each other at things like birthdays. OR, GOD FORBID, having to introduce a new partner to my family. Seriously, I’ve had panic attacks over that one.

It’s not a trait in myself I am particularly proud of. It isn’t good at all for creating community and connection. It’s something I am continuing to work on.

So, in that spirit, I want to introduce to this audience the launch of my professional career Facebook page and website.

There’s more to come on both of them, but if you’re interested in my costume design work, you should definitely give the page a ‘like’ (and dare I say, a share?) and keep an eye on what I’m doing! After all, that’s a part of my Superhero Living!

Also, thanks to those of you who reached out after my post yesterday. Having some support makes all the difference!

Superhero action of the day: Check out my new Facebook page and new website! And let me know what you think of both in the comments!