An Update on My 2015 Goals {and a giveaway!}

Adventures, Blogging, Debt Repayment, Giveaway, Quiet Time

In January I created a list of things I was considering in 2015. This year has gone by so fast, and suddenly it’s July! I figure it’s time to check in with those goals. I’m excited to see that these “goals” as opposed to resolutions have actually been successful.

1. Have a Morning Quiet Time

This only recently started going well. I started the Proverbs study via Good Morning Girls. We are on day 17 and it has been so nice to get back into the word and have some accountability. I haven’t been perfect at it, but that’s OK. Thankfully God’s grace doesn’t require perfection. Whew.

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If you’re curious about my quiet time binder or making your own, you can check out an easy three step process to create your own here.

2. Pay off All My Credit Card Debt

I am right on track for this goal. I wanted to have it all paid off by October, but I think it will be more like November or December. No problem though, as long as I have it paid off by my birthday in mid-December, I’ll be stoked. To be credit card debt free at 30 – I can’t even imagine how that will feel.

Since I’ve started aggressively paying off debt, my credit score has increased a ton. It was never bad, but now it’s better than average/good. It’s really exciting to watch. But recently, American Express upped my interest rate for the first time. I’ve had their card since college and their only excuse was that they upped everyone’s interest rate. When they said they weren’t able to reduce it even a couple percentage points, I let them know I’d be transferring my balance and cut up my card. I’m using the debt snowball method and they were my lowest interest rate, so I saved it to last. Thanks to their (for the first time ever) terrible customer loyalty appreciation, I discovered my bank card had a great transfer promotion. I’m hoping this will help the payoff date even more, and I’ll continue to stay motivated to get rid of this debt because I’ll see it every time I check my bank account. Yuck!

3. Run a 5k

I’ve accomplished this goal twice now! I ran a 5k with J on Saint Patrick’s Day weekend. It was hard. Really hard. But I beat my fasted practice run time by 6 minutes a few days before the race, and 10 minutes from the 7 days prior. I actually had to wear ankle braces for a week and a half because I had old shoes and was running on the road for the first time ever. I was more prepared for the second run with better shoes, more outdoor running practice, and beat my first 5k by over a minute! It was so exciting!

First 5k

In even more exciting news, Rachael, Olivia and I teamed together to give one of YOU a $45 gift card to Nordstrom!  Who doesn’t love that? Enter below using the rafflecopter widget. There’s one entry that will gain you 5 bonus entries, and it’s all about you! Tell us, what’s your favorite thing to read on blogs? Is it fashion? Beauty? How-to posts? Faith? Travel? Fitness? Tell us about it in the comments. Good luck!

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27 Comments

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    Ashley Perez
    July 7, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I love reading about faith and relationships. :)

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      Brittany
      July 7, 2015 at 8:37 am

      Thanks for sharing, Ashley!

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    the cape on the corner
    July 7, 2015 at 8:25 am

    i love fashion and home decor/decorating/look for less in both. thanks!
    b

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      Brittany
      July 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks for your input! :)

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    the cape on the corner
    July 7, 2015 at 8:26 am

    sorry if you get this twice-i love fashion and home decor, and look for less on both things. thanks!
    b

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    Rachael
    July 7, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Yay! You are KICKING BUTT this year! I’m so proud of you!!!

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      Brittany
      July 7, 2015 at 9:04 am

      Aww thanks, girlfriend!

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    lovesar
    July 7, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I love reading about your life. Probably because I’m creepy? ;)

    • Reply
      Brittany
      July 8, 2015 at 8:40 am

      Lol creep on, girlfriend!

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    stephanie (@stephanieamber)
    July 7, 2015 at 10:17 am

    LITERALLY WAS JUST STARTING to write my july debt repayment recap (i like to start the draft at the beginning of the month and obsessively update the numbers… i’m weird) and was writing about how i couldn’t wait to pay off my dental credit and just have my credit card one because it’s connected to my bank account and i have to see it all the time!!! i’m so proud of you!!! watching your debt repayment stuff before it even mattered to me really inspired me. so i like reading about that. :) and life in general. i’m with sara… reading about your life because i’m creepy too haha.

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      Brittany
      July 8, 2015 at 8:40 am

      Thanks! I like reading about debt repayment too. It’s nice to not feel alone on the journey!

      I’m also nosey and like to read life updates haha.

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    Nancy
    July 7, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I love to read about blog giveaways!

    • Reply
      Brittany
      July 8, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Wahoo!

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    Cynthia G
    July 7, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Love reading about your thoughts on life and faith :)

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      Brittany
      July 8, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Thanks!

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    Katie May
    July 7, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    My favorite thing to read on blogs is honest commentary about life, faith, and the intermingling of the two :)

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      Brittany
      July 8, 2015 at 7:58 am

      Oh, so good :).

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    Rebecca
    July 7, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I like reading about personal style. I love looking at the outfits other people put together.

    • Reply
      Brittany
      July 8, 2015 at 7:58 am

      Ah yes, those are so helpful and inspiring!

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    Andriana Robinson (@_worthlivingfor)
    July 7, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Those are some awesome goals! Congrats on the two marathons. I love reading lifestyle stuff. I guess that means I am nosey but I love seeing into people’s lives and such! Thanks for the giveaway!

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      Brittany
      July 8, 2015 at 7:58 am

      Thanks! I’m nosey too so I get it haha.

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    courtney b
    July 9, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    I love to read about fashion and makeup.. but I know a lot of people DONT. I love entertain ment news, and videos.

    Thanks! :) xoxoxxo

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      Brittany
      July 13, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      I love fashion stuff but I haven’t worked out any good OOTD poses that are worth sharing here consistently haha :).

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    Kelly
    July 13, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    I love to read about thrifty find and diy projects that are easy!

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      Brittany
      July 13, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Oh yea those are so good!

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