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#reverb14 | prompt 31 | big (or small) goals

reverb14 is a prompt-a-day series for the month of December designed to reflect on 2014 and project on hopes and dreams for 2015.  Through December 31st Meredith, Kat and I will post each day with a new prompt.  Join us by writing, or join us by reading.   Follow us on Twitter @project_reverb and hashtag #reverb14.  Let’s reverb.

Big (or small) goals | What’s on tap for next year? Share your big (or small) goals with us. Why did you pick those goals? Are these things you’ve always wanted to do? How are you going to get them done?

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I’m a believer that you can have a fresh start whenever you want. Doesn’t matter if it’s January 1 or Monday or the beginning of a new month. But there’s a certain allure to January 1, no?

Okay, so goals. I haven’t had enough time and space to think about what I want to accomplish in 2015. This is frustrating because I like to have a plan. But, I’m using a common phrase around the Bagley house – lean in – to deal with not having a plan. Around here, we lean in a lot. Lean into tantrums. Lean into children crying for no reason. Lean into doing whatever we need to do even if we don’t want to do it. Lean into going with the flow of life with young children. Lean into surprises. Lean into things not going as planned.

I’m leaning into not setting up goals at this moment in time. Instead I’ll lean in and adjust as I go.

#reverb14 | prompt 30 | in and out

reverb14 is a prompt-a-day series for the month of December designed to reflect on 2014 and project on hopes and dreams for 2015.  Through December 31st Meredith, Kat and I will post each day with a new prompt.  Join us by writing, or join us by reading.   Follow us on Twitter @project_reverb and hashtag #reverb14.  Let’s reverb.

In and out list | Each year the Washington Post (and various other media) pens an “in and out” list comprised of pop culture people/items that are in and out. What’s on your in and out list?

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In:

+Rosy nude lipstick

+Reebok gear

+Minimal wardrobe

+Strength training

+Fun

+Tea

+Brussels Sprouts

+Sweet Potato Fries

+YouTube

+Dyson Digital Slim

+Enchiladas

+Slippers

+Bathrobes

+Peanut butter and banana smoothies

+Statement necklaces

+Patience

+Walks

 

Out:

+Worrying

+Too much stuff

+Comparison

+Breakouts

+Guilt

+Over scheduling

+Yelling

+Sugar (at least mostly)

+Ill fitting clothes

#reverb14 | prompt 29 | day in the life

reverb14 is a prompt-a-day series for the month of December designed to reflect on 2014 and project on hopes and dreams for 2015.  Through December 31st Meredith, Kat and I will post each day with a new prompt.  Join us by writing, or join us by reading.   Follow us on Twitter @project_reverb and hashtag #reverb14.  Let’s reverb.

Day in the life | Describe a typical day-in-the-life. Give us details! Give us pictures! Sometimes our days can seem boring. Is that okay? What do you do to make your days feel a bit special?

Recently I detailed an entire week!

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday and Sunday

#reverb14 | prompt 28 | creativity

reverb14 is a prompt-a-day series for the month of December designed to reflect on 2014 and project on hopes and dreams for 2015.  Through December 31st Meredith, Kat and I will post each day with a new prompt.  Join us by writing, or join us by reading.   Follow us on Twitter @project_reverb and hashtag #reverb14.  Let’s reverb.

Creativity | What does being creative mean to you? How do you express your creativity?

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I used to think that being creative was confined to those people who could draw or paint. Or otherwise create with their hands. Not me. Since my box of failed knitting projects and unused colored pencils show my lack of abilities.

But maybe being creative is more than that. I think being creative is also like being resourceful. I’m a “creative” parent. When you spend many hours a day with small people, you’ve got to come up with creative ways to pass the time or make it through the check out line at the grocery.

I think being creative means being open minded. Thinking about how unlikely things could connect. Realizing and understanding other people’s points of view. Asking people why they think that.

I’m creative in my fitness life, trying out different coaching techniques to see which ones work and which ones flop.

I think I host a pretty creative podcast. Or rather, my guests are pretty creative.

What do you think? What’s creative to you?

#reverb14 | prompt 27 | creature of habit

reverb14 is a prompt-a-day series for the month of December designed to reflect on 2014 and project on hopes and dreams for 2015.  Through December 31st Meredith, Kat and I will post each day with a new prompt.  Join us by writing, or join us by reading.   Follow us on Twitter @project_reverb and hashtag #reverb14.  Let’s reverb.

Creature of Habit | Did you form a new habit this year? Or continue with an old one? Is it a good habit? Or one you’d like to break?

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I’m the best at habits! I love a good habit. Fitness is probably my strongest habit. Next to drinking endless cups of tea and trolling Target and CVS for new beauty products. And shopping at Athleta.

One habit I did not curate – and I’d like to curate – is a habit of daily gratitude and mindfullness. I’m thinking, something like a gratitude journal? And a new yoga practice? Anyone have any advice? What works for you?

#reverb14 | prompt 26 | energy

reverb14 is a prompt-a-day series for the month of December designed to reflect on 2014 and project on hopes and dreams for 2015.  Through December 31st Meredith, Kat and I will post each day with a new prompt.  Join us by writing, or join us by reading.   Follow us on Twitter @project_reverb and hashtag #reverb14.  Let’s reverb.

Energy | What gave you energy this year? What took away your energy?

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Fitness! Fitness! Fitness!

I’ve loved fitness for longer than I’ve loved anything. I’ve always been active. And I’ve always loved a good sweat. Today someone in my class said: “You’re the best teacher at this gym!” And my heart burst open. I love fitness for the energy it gives me – and I love even more to pass on that energy.