Back in January, I kicked off my 17 Challenges in ’17 venture with a lot of self-assurance that I’d have more success with it than I did last year with my 16 Goals For 2016. I’d spent a considerable amount of time developing the plan and to me, it seemed quite doable. I created a list of challenges that one at a time, I would attempt to meet every day for three weeks and then move on to the next one. With 17 challenges times 3 weeks, there’d be one week of respite at the end of the year for reflection on how it had all gone.
It started out well and I even managed to publish progress reports on the first three challenges but I began to get discouraged by my lack of achieving the goals of the challenges and then when life got a bit complicated back in April, I just didn’t have the mental energy to focus on this venture. Now that I’m “back in action”, I thought that I might take a go at resuming the “17 Challenges In ’17” schedule.
I’m throwing these photos into the post because I have them on-hand and I didn’t have any other post planned for them. The dress is recent acquisition and when I bought it, I didn’t realize that ruffle isn’t straight across so the hemline is higher on the left side. I really like the pattern and the dress is very easy to wear but I fear that the asymmetric hemline might make look like a mistake and give the impression that the dress is poorly made. No matter, I’m keeping it and I expect it’ll appear on the blog again in the future.
Dress – Apt 9 (exact)
Jacket – Simply Vera Vera Wang, old (very similar, another option)
Shoes – Charles by Charles David, thrifted (similar look, cute option with wedge)
Purse – INC, old (similar look, another option)
Back to moving forward with the challenges. Below, you see the list of the ones I’ve set for myself for finishing out the year. These six were chosen in consideration of travel plans I have for this Fall and because I felt like they were ones I could meet. Currently, I’m in the midst of the first one, no candy. This may not seem like much of a challenge except I will tell you that my sweet tooth can be a relentless beast, especially during a work day when I might a bit stressed or tired from not getting enough sleep. I’ll share more on this in the challenge wrap-up/kick off post that will come out when I start the next one.
So there you have it, my updated and moving forward 17 Challenges In ’17 plan for encouraging myself to shed bad habits and adopt better ones in the remainder of 2017. What challenges have you attempted and/or succeeded at this year? I’m starting to think about 2018 so I’m looking for suggestions for what my plan for next year might be.
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