A Mid-Year 2017 Check In: Are We Where We Want to Be?

Scout Sweatshirt From: Design Life Kids


I am sitting here at 6:40 in the morning writing this and have just taken my first few sips of coffee. You are catching me at my best and favorite part of the day – when I sit at my dining room table, take in the morning stillness, and enjoy my coffee slowly.


This moment is when I feel the most alive in my routine – which I discuss more here. I thought it could serve as the perfect time to do a mid-year check-in and evaluation with you all.


Let’s pause for a second and realize that we are almost half way through 2017. I have never in my entire life felt time swift by me as quickly as it has this year. I used to think months had some substance to them, but now they are a no brainer to wait through – a quick week in comparison to how time used to crawl.


It’s had me a bit nervous, if we are being honest. It has made me question myself with self-doubt and fear.


Have I done enough?

Am I using my time wisely?

I feel like I am behind. Am I behind?


Self-talk is very important but only when it is rooted in a fair and objective (if possible) assessment. We are all used to doing New Years Resolutions – but there is no practice to hold you accountable to your goals and dreams throughout the year.


Enter today’s Mid-Year Check-In 2017.


I don’t know about you but 2017 was the year I was going to – no I needed to – make it happen.


As we trickle into June (ah!) here is how far I have come and what more I need to accomplish.


In 2017, I took the leap and started REVUE. Am I where I want REVUE to be at this point in time? Yes and no – however I feel like that will always be the answer. In just the past few months, I have grown a social media following, created a consistent posting schedule, experimented with my brand’s aesthetic and have honed in on it (almost there…), and completely delved into REVUE and its future. When I look at what I have accomplished in the last few months, I am definitely proud. I have hit certain milestones that I set out to hit.


I also became a freelance writer which is some what of a dream. Since I base myself in my writing, freelance writing has opened up the door to further publications and media outlets. It also lets me hang on my own schedule, a must for my personality and work routine.


Wedding plans are seriously moving along. With a two-year engagement, there really is no excuse but seeing as we are 8 months away, I have most of it locked down and ready to go. I would say we are ahead of schedule in most areas.


I turned inward and started taking a look at my relationship with food. With the Cravings & Connections support group that I introduced you all to here, I have been really paying attention to my emotional relationship with food. I consider myself a pretty self-aware person and am very involved in the self improvement/self help fields (have you seen my Mental Strength section?!) but what I have discovered through an eating and emotional awareness process have been eye-opening. Now it seems so obvious to me! A full post is coming at that end of the Cravings & Connections support group next week with details on my revelations – and how you can strengthen your physical and emotional states through your relationship with food.


SCOUT Sweatshirt From: Design Life Kids


With that, here is my assessment of where I need to be at the end of 2017 and what I need to be focusing on in the following months:


Grow REVUE further. This will always be the goal but I have a few specific milestones I would like to hit in 2017 – and a few projects I am very excited to share with you all! Do you have anything you would specifically like to see?! Please comment below, shoot me an email, DM me on Instagram – whatever your preferred method of communication is. I want to do this dance together.


Lock down my wedding plans by November. I want a no-stress wedding month and weekend. If I can have everything done and handed over to my wedding planner by November, I will be in good shape. I know there are bound to be little things that will pop up – but if I can have the majority of things locked down and ready to go, I will be so so happy. The last thing I want is to be stressed when I am supposed to be excited.


Book our honeymoon! I am so excited to plan and have already started dabbling into inspiration. We will be going to Tulum, a place I am already blown away by just through pictures so I can’t imagine the real life beauty that will come to life for us.


Leave past anxieties in the past. This is something I so need to work on – anyone with me? It is hard for me to let past anxieties or situations that have hurt me as an individual go. I have been carrying around so much baggage from my years of life experience. This second half of 2017 is when I truly work through those adversities and let. them. go. 


Stop worrying about what others think of me and be myself in full expression. This is something we all deal with but being the person others want us to be is such a waste of time. And quite frankly, it’s boring. While being your authentic self won’t please everyone, it can at least please YOU. And that is the most important part. Shedding off all external expectations of who I should be in the eye of others and simply act on who I want to be.


That is my assessment and mid-year check-in for 2017. If anyone has any inspiration or advice for the rest of 2017, do share! Where is everyone at mid-2017?


Staying accountable on your goals and taking personal inventory is HUGE if you want to succeed the way you want to succeed. It’s about creating the future and lifestyle you want for yourself – I am big on strategy, milestones, goals, and big picture plans with little picture plans for support.


Time is escaping us so let’s start now, k?


Also, YES my sweatshirt says SCOUT. Life made.





Scout Sweatshirt From: Design Life Kids




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Scout is the curator and Editor-in-Chief of REVUE by scout. When not fostering REVUE, you can catch Scout reading, writing, out for lunch with friends, or cuddling on the couch with her fiancé and puppy Lola. Scout comes from both the digital and print publishing worlds with experience that ranges from operational to creative. Experience her aesthetic world with REVUE.

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