New Years Personal Progress : 2019 - Go For Gold!

Alright. 2018 is almost over... and soon there will be 1! More! Year! To finish Personal Progress! 

I thought it would be fun to make a little PP theme this year - we have a mutual one, for everyone, but we always need that extra little motivation for us to complete our Personal Progress.

So this theme is Go For Gold!

Gold represents Virtue, New Years, and in the Olympics, the highest honor! It's also the color of the YW Medallion (even though I got mine in silver 😉) and for many YW, this is the goal of this year!

A simple way to figure things out is to divide the number of items you have left by the number of months you want to be left -- for new Beehives, this amounts to about 5 items a month (an item being an elective, experience, or project.)

Of course, I've made a cute accompanying worksheet, which you can get here!

I hope it helps! I mean, I think that having worksheets for every experience, holiday posts, and more will compensate!

Ly'all, and wish you luck for all y'all who still need to complete their Personal Progress!

Yours Truly,
Latter-Day Lucie

New Years Hand-Lettered Resolutions Worksheet -- Set Your Goals, and Achieve Them Too!

 January 1st: It's a whole new year! Wow! I really can change, and I am flipping going to this year! First, we'll start with eliminating processed foods from my diet -- it's not like they're that commonplace, and oh, we actually will run everyday. Rain or shine. Cold or... colder. 

January 2nd: Meh. You only live life once. Please pass the potato chips. 

Lol..but depressingly... according to, only 9% of adults actually feel like they end up making their goals. 

One of the main components of the gospel is that we can change -- get rid of our awful, bad habits. So why is it so hard?

Here's some goal mistakes I've noticed over the year -- and how to avoid them!

Too Many Goals:

We'll use my health savvy one at the top. "This year, I will eliminate processed foods from my diet. I will run everyday. I will convert all of my BFFs to be vegans with me. I will run a marathon monthly..." Wouldn't you rather excel in one of the above goals than fail in all of them? It's easy to be overwhelmed, especially when you're setting lots of big goals at once. Focus on a few things at a time! That's why the goal worksheet has four goal spaces -- but no judgement if you only set one or two! Remember, some goals can be very hard things to do, and if you really want to acheive them, you will give them the time and energy they deserve!! 

Jumping Into Things:

You wouldn't congratulate Baby on taking her first steps, then go force her to run a marathon! Just as bad habits sorta creep in slooowwwlllyyy, you'll want to start with "small and simple" steps to work up in bigger ones. For example, start running more by first seeing if you get in the 10,000 steps a day. If not, work towards it by walking. Once you've mastered that, you can start getting steps in by going to the gym once a week... then twice... then three times... and then start trying running long distance, etc. Change takes time! 

Being Ambiguous & Not Planning:

"This year I want to be my very best self." WHY? WHEN? WHERE? Most importantly, HOW???
These abstract thoughts are... fun. But not super helpful. Setting out concrete ideas is better. And once you've set a great goal, then create a plan. A goal without a plan isn't getting anywhere, and a plan without a goal... is pretty useless. That's why there are lines provided! On them, you can list your baby steps, and how you will daily, monthly, weekly implement these changes. 

Check In Often:

Why do we save New Years for doing life check-ins and setting goals? Seriously, come on. Yes, there is that natural "it's the beginning" feeling, so if you really feel like you need that, evaluate how you're doing on goals and in general on Mondays, beginnings of months, or any other "beginning day" that occurs more often.

That's all the advice I have... except for using this supercute worksheet!
It's hand-lettered, bright and colorful, and will hopefully help you truly acheive your goals!

Yours Truly,
Latter-Day Lucie

A Mighty Change of Heart - Grinch Christmas Personal Progress Activity

Whether you're a perfect pious planner or cray-cray last minute procrastination pro, I got you covered with this super cute Grinch Personal Progress mutual activity!

You've repented, Mr. Grinch! In this lovingly hand-lettered packet full of cute illustrations, you'll be able to throw a Christmas Personal Progress party in a pinch! Watch the classic Christmas cartoon, then get going on the gospel parallels as you examine the Christmas curmudgeon's change of heart as he goes from doing dastardly deeds to helping the Whos cut up the roast beast. You'll even get to sign off a Personal Progress experience while you're at it! ;)

This 10-page printout set includes:

-instructions and ideas
-cute "perhaps christmas means something more" print in three sizes
-observations sheet
-virtue 4 packet taking you through each and every step

These are not just your ordinary black and white "blah" papers. You'll find some cute illustrations on the side to make doing Personal Progress just a little more fun and easy!

And all for only $0.99!

If you love it, be sure to Pin! Purchase! Share! Favorite! Follow! 

Love y'all and wish you the best in planning any last-minute activities before the year ends. ;)

Merry Christmas!

- Latter-Day Lucie

You're Irreplaceable

Does anyone else like faux calligraphy and hand lettering? 

I know I do! 

I thought I would take this opportunity to share a few things - mostly that more changes are coming!

I know, I know, I know, I've been saying this forever and I keep on changing everything!

But I'm a millenial, okay?

Lol. So, the real news is that *soon* the blog is changing yet again, to a design and lettering-centered site. There will be more freebies, better designed prints, and more, and while I'm absolutely not taking the Latter-Day Saint element away, I'll be adding even more ideas and prints instead of staying in a somewhat limited category.

For now, hold on tight until next year!

On a different note, has anyone heard of Madilyn Paige?

She's a great singer, and particularly known for her beautiful song "Irreplaceable."

I thought I would make a cute little lyric poster for this, and while I don't yet have the tools to make it into a PDF document, I thought I would share my little sketch to brighten the world.

I only noticed after making this that the poster didn't perfectly match the lyrics... but you know, I guess my version with errors still tells a good message! You may feel like you're all alone, but I can bear testimony that you never really are. ❤

Be sure to Pin, share, and follow my official Pinterest account. ❤ Ly'all, and Merry Christmas!

Listen to the song! Watch Madilyn's Face2Face! And remember, YOU ARE IRREPLACEABLE! 

❤ Latter-Day Lucie