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Check-in on New Years Goals

With the half way point of the year upon us, I wanted to revisit the goals I set for myself. I have really tried to hold myself accountable to these.  Smalls steps to big goals is what I have in the back of my mind!

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So where do a stand?

1. Don’t sweat the small stuff. This is a constant reminder.  I still am very hot headed and get worked up easily but I am working on giving myself a few seconds to breath before reacting so brashly.

2. Be a better listener. Another thing I CONSTANTLY have to remind myself.  But I am proud to say I have really noticed it becoming more of a habit.

3. Blog once a week. I am so proud to say I have kept up with this so far! I am really working hard on outlining my blog/social media calendar so I am more organized!

4. Practice yoga once a week. I have really struggled with this one.  I am working out more consistently but yoga has only been happening every other week.  I definitely am going to start doing it more.  I found some really great Tone it up online yoga videos the other day actually!

5. Travel to a new place. I am headed to Nashville, TN for a bachelorette party in July! Any recommendations of what we should see/do?!

6. Learn a new skill. I don’t know if it is a *new* skill but for the first time I am actually actively running and cutting my pace.  I can run on the treadmill at a 7 which I have NEVER been able to do before!

7. Volunteer more. I have stepped up to be event chair for the Jingle Bell Run 2017! Contact me if you want to make your own team, or join mine here! Even if you can’t be there in person you can “Jingle in your Jammies” from home AND you get the awesome event t-shirt or make a donation!

Overall, I am proud of myself for working to reach my goals! Just have a few areas to work on but like the quote above sometimes it isn’t about the final goal it is about the journey to get there!

What are were your 2017 Resolutions/Goals? How are you accomplishing them?

 

XOXOX Gabbing Ginger

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Fantastic Philanthropy: Speedway Children’s Charities

Hey y’all! It has been awhile since I spotlighted a charity that I love.  This specific charity holds a spot near and dear to my heart.  I worked for them several years ago and I can tell you the people (volunteers and employees) are some of the most fantastic people you will EVER meet.

If you remember, one of my new years resolutions is to volunteer more and I am excited to say that I am going to help spearhead a Young Professionals group for the local Texas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities.

Why do I love SCC? Here is a little about the organization straight from their website.

The mission of Speedway Children’s Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives.

Since 1997, Speedway Children’s Charities at Texas Motor Speedway has distributed more than $10.2  million in funding to non-profit organizations in North Texas supporting children in need. The funds distributed by Speedway Children’s Charities are raised through special events held throughout the year. Most of Speedway Children’s Charities events are geared around the three major race weeks at Texas Motor Speedway.

Speedway Children’s Charities could fill the grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway 16 times with the number of children we have helped since 1997.  Our reach is far, and the dollars we raise go to directly helping children in our community.

Children’s organizations in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties are eligible to apply for the Speedway Children’s Charities’ annual Founders and Partner Grants. Qualified applicants must directly fulfill needs of children in our area and be a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

 

This group has raised money that TREMENDOUSLY helps the local Texas community and specifically KIDS! I love the cause and I love the people!

Want to get involved? Check out the sign up HERE!

Just a couple fun memories below of times with SCC!

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You might recognize one of my favorite bloggers CASEY on the far right in Victory Lane with me.

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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7 Goals for 2017

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1. Don’t sweat the small stuff

2. Be a better listener

3. Blog once a week

4. Practice yoga once a week

5. Travel to a new place

6. Learn a new skill

7. Volunteer more

What are your 2017 Resolutions/Goals?

XOXO- The Gabbing Ginger

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#100daysofhappiness: Day 53

Volunteering is one of my passions.  I love getting to help at fundraising events and giving back to great causes.  Last night I was asked to join in helping Cuisine for Healing Survivor’s in Style. A little about this great organization:

When someone is fighting a life-threatening disease, their body needs additional nutrition. Yet, at a time when it’s more important than ever to eat healthy, many cancer patients (and others fighting for their lives), simply do not have access to the kind of food they need, let alone the energy or ability to shop for and prepare healthy meals. 

Healthy, ready-made food needs to be available and easy to find. Cuisine for Healing was created out of this need and OUR MISSION is to make nutritious, delicious food readily available to people combating disease, while providing education about the power of healing food. Our driving VISION is a world where cancer and other related illnesses are prevented, treated and even eliminated through the power of healthy food! 

This event was so fun and they have a fashion show featuring survivors! I love getting the opportunity to give back!  The awesome banner below was donated by D & M Custom Signs… How great is that!

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#100daysofhappiness: Day 39

SO I am a little behind on some posts but I have lots of fun stuff to catch up on.  Over the end of the week and weekend I volunteered for Speedway Children’s Charities- Texas.  I was so excited to see hold co-workers and friends! Love their website and their mission!

 

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#100daysofhappiness: Day 33

Bogity, bogity, bogity… LET”S GO RACIN”!  For those of you following my blog, before my current job I worked for an amazing organization called Speedway Children’s Charities- Texas. They are the official charity of Texas Motor Speedway. They raise the majority of their money during events that surround the 3 race weekends in Texas.  Over the 2 years I worked there I made lifelong friends and it was so hard for me to leave.

However, they always are looking for volunteers for their SUPER fun events.  SOOOO I am so excited that I got my credentials and can go to the April events and help out!

If you live in DFW or in any other the cities with an SCC chapter (Atlanta, Bristol, Charlotte, Las Vegas, Sparta [KY}, Loudon [NH], and Sonoma]) you should get involved!

I am SO not the “typical” NASCAR fan. BUT I love learning about a new sport and there really is A LOT that goes on for a race to happen and that fascinates me!

Can’t wait to see my track family next week!

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