The good thing about having a blog is that you don’t have to rack your brain to remember what exactly you were doing a year ago. This time last year, I was getting ready to model lingerie for House of Vanita, still had dark hair, was dedicated to working on my fitness, and had no clue what I wanted for myself, career-wise (rather— I never gave it much thought).

I can’t believe it’s been a year and it’s alarming how time flies once the -ber months hit; 2011 is almost over!

Normally, I do a quick re-assessment of my life every time a year is nearing its end. It may not seem like it, but I’m big on self-improvement! This time, though, I only have one goal for October and for the remainder of the year— focus and quit procrastinating!

Sometimes, I forget that I don’t have all the time in the world (something I hope to change soon, by the way) and get sidetracked by so many things. I’m still learning. I feel like I spoil or reward myself too much and I need to stop doing that. For example: I’ve recently taken a break from cigarettes (I would like to say “I’ve quit”, but I’m taking it one day at a time and don’t want to set myself up for disappointment) and I thought about how I’ve also quit sugar and have limited eating chips to once a week. No nicotine, no sugar, no junk food… is that a life worth living?!

Guess who went NUTS over junk food this weekend? Guess who also placed an order for four new pairs of shoes as a reward (ya know, for saving money I would have otherwise spent on cigarettes)?

Some day, I am going to learn that money not spent is money saved (as opposed to money not spent is money wasted).

H&M Divided sweater, thrifted shorts, Shoe Room flats, SM Accessories hat.

Here’s to a productive and a lucrative October!