Mid-Year Reset

August 28, 2015



In my “When Life Needs White Paint” post, I talked about a mid-year reset to start fresh. Although I’m no longer in school, I love the idea of starting new habits and intentions at the beginning of the school year. There’s something SO much more inspiring about starting new goals and routines in September than in the middle of the winter in January. Anyone with me?

Today we closed on our new house. There is more work to be done than I want to think about in order to make it a home that works for us, but we’re diving in headfirst! Although a lot of our free time will be devoted to home projects, I’m trying to be more intentional about my time by setting a few goals for the fall and beyond. Last week I jotted a few notes down about what I want to do and where I want to devote my time. Most of my list is pretty self-explanatory and straightforward, and now that I look at the list again I think it could be described like this: Live more life! Connect more, spend more time in the moment, experience new things and move my body more frequently.  I want to spend more time in my life if that makes any sense at all.

Now I want to hear from you! What do you hope to do this “school year” and beyond? Goals, hopes, dreams? Maybe we can all do a little mid-year reset together!


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  • Reply Heather Disarro August 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I’m so much more inspired in September as well; something rebellious in me wants to forgo all the newness of January when everyone else is making big changes!

    I’ve been prepping for the conference I’m at this weekend, but now that my sessions are almost done I’m starting to write and learn the ukulele. I need to do things for me to inspire the things that I do for others, you know? And the whole “learning new skills” thing is a great way to propel myself forward!

  • Reply Katherine Kelly August 31, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Such a great idea. I love it! I love the idea that you can start afresh whenever.you.want. While the perfectionist in me tells me January is it for setting goals, I’ve been stretched this year in so many ways that has kept me thinking that goals can be set each month, week or season. I love your ideas, too!

  • Reply Bridget Black September 2, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    I love this idea! Why wait until January?! I am slowing down and intentionally making time to pray….. as I do dishes, as I am walking to my car, as I am shampooing my hair. It has helped calm my thoughts considerably. Also, something Ive found so rewarding is accomplishing 2 things each evening. Im ALWAYS surprised at how little something took or how much better I felt after something is accomplished. More times than not, I worry for more minutes than a job actually takes me. THATS PATHETIC. Hope you’re having a great day, Madison!

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