This winter John and I went on a little adventure for our "Valentine's Day celebration" just down the road to The Kentucky Castle! From our house in Lexington, it took about 10 minutes to get there-- but it felt like we were in another country! It was one of the best experiences!
I've said it before, but seriously where has the time gone? I graduated high school in 2008... almost TEN YEARS ago and I swear I just looked up and it's 2018.
It is crazy to me... but I really wouldn't change anything. I grew so much in 2017 and I am so thankful for where I am today. I can't wait to get started in 2018!! Lots of BIG THINGS are happening!!
So without further ado, here are my Top 5 Goals for 2018. (I'm trying to call them goals and not resolutions... because who ever sticks to their resolutions? Not me.)
1. Be intentional with my time.
(I.E. don't sit on my phone for hours, be present in the moment, plan each day and stick to it, spend more time outdoors and with the ones I love!)
2. Actually work out and find something I enjoy.
(This has always been tough especially after being an athlete my whole life... I HATE working out, so I really need to find something that interests me! If you have any ideas PLEASE HELP!)
3. Grow in my spiritual relationship.
(I'm in an awesome Bible Study group, but would love to find more connections within my church and definitely start reading the Bible more!)
4. Travel as much as possible (duh).
(John and I have a few things in the works, but it always gets hard with weddings, teaching, and painting! We are planning a couple big trips this year and I cannot wait!)
5. Organize my life and business.
(I really plan to get organized and intentional with how I set up my business. Things like taxes and figuring out finances make me panic, so I really need to work on this. I tend to get distracted by things that are more fun, but this year I plan to set up a better system to keep me organized. In the long run it will help so much!)
There you have it, nothing crazy, but a few things I would like to improve on in 2018! I keep seeing a pattern within these and I think my word for this year needs to be INTENTIONAL. Intentional with my time; intentional in my relationships; and intentional with all aspects of life and business! Thanks for reading and I wish you THE VERY BEST in 2018!
Hope you all had a fantastic week.... we've almost made it to the weekend! I don't know about you, but I have had a pretty rough week due to my hectic weekend. Between the Market 301, the UK football game and spending a day at Keeneland with our out of town friends, we didn't stop once! I absolutely love weekends like these, but always feel like I need another weekend to catch up from the weekend. Do you all feel crazy if you don't have a calm, relaxing Sunday to get all of your ducks in a row? I have looked and felt RIDICULOUS all week... I think I am starting to get sick too. YIKES. And my house is a disaster.
Anyways, if you all aren't from Lexington, or have never made a trip to Keeneland then you are missing out! I love the Fall meet the most because the weather is usually perfect and the scenery is beautiful. Who doesn't love getting dressed up and enjoying a lovely Kentucky day?! We usually go on a Sunday because John hates crowds-- actually he hates Keeneland in general, but thats a WHOLLEE other blog post!
Sundays are great because they are calm and you can actually walk through the paddock without having to link arms and create a chain to keep your group in tact. You can also get some great views of the horses and jockeys that are about to race.
I have never been good at betting... I usually just pick the horse that has the prettiest color and the number that stands out to me. Needless to say, winning doesn't happen often for me.
My favorite part of Keeneland is walking around and people watching. I love seeing everyone's adorable outfits; even the guys put on their best!
The guys cleaned up well...
And they're off!
Checking our tickets to see if we won!
The slow realization that yet again, you have lost all of your money... Luckily we stick with the $2 bets, so we can still afford our house payment this month.
Thankfully, you can always bet on the Keeneland breeze's to be refreshing and delicious!
A day at Keeneland is always a good day! We had such a great time enjoying the beautiful weather with good friends! Thanks for reading and I hope you all can make it to a Kentucky Keeneland meet at some point!