August Reflection (2017)

“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.”
 ― Yvonne Woon

Each month, I set aside time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I try to be intentional in my personal development, and posting each month is a way to keep me accountable (it’s also built into my favorite planner, which is a nice reminder 😉 ).


  • It’s okay to change your plans. Earlier this month, Joe and I had planned to do an overnight trip to a local Italian city, but decided last minute that it was more beneficial for us to stay home. We bit the bullet and lost the price of the hotel. However, we felt so relieved afterwards. Sometimes you need to clear your plans to make room for a little self care.
  • Asking for help doesn’t make you weak. Instead, it shows you have the strength to know when to do things yourself and when to recruit others to help. My wedding this past month would not have been possible without all my family’s help!
  • Stop worrying about things you can’t control. Whether it’s visa hassles, travel plans changing, a wedding issue that pops up the day of (always) — some of it is in our control and some of it is not. Change what you can, and stop stressing about the rest.

Top 3 Highlights of the Month:

  • Spent my birthday weekend in Cinque Terre 😍
  • Saw all my friends and family again back in PA!
  • Officially sealed the deal 💍👰🏻👌🏼

What big lessons have you learned over the past month? Share in the comments below!


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