I intended to post this on March 1st, because the first day of the month is the best day of the month, but life and laziness sets in and I guess the second best day to post your March goals is March 7th. Whomp whomp, better luck April 1st!
Anyone who sits still long enough to listen to me talk knows that I really, ridiculously love my Powersheets. I’m good at goal setting, not so great at goal accomplishing. I’ve used Powersheets for three years now and ever since my first year, I’ve been hooked. It’s one part goal setting to one part goal accomplishing. It has a heavy emphasis on outlining the little by little steps to accomplish said goal day by day instead of living with the lofty end goals and no road map in sight to actually get you there. I may have a goal of “Run a 10K” but underneath it I have a list of what it takes to actually accomplish the goal. It helps you break down your goals into monthly, weekly and daily goals. It has helped me really accomplish a lot of the things I want to do to live my life the way I want to, and not lose track of days merely living the grind.
Every month I’ll share my progress on last month’s goals + share my goals for the new month.
Write three blog posts. It’s been a long, grueling road between debating on maintaining Conquer the Universe verses opening up and being real, unscripted, and free from the lie of perfection by allowing that domain name to lapse and instead creating my new blog under my own name. Posting my first post as a reveal last week was such a relief as I move forward with this new blog without the pressure of being perfect, interesting enough or successful enough. That probably deserves its own explanation post.
Read Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Our friends David and Carly highly recommended this book since Dane and I have been working on eating healthier + working out to protect against disease and lose some weight. I started it late last month and have enjoyed what I have read so far. I look forward to trying some of the recipes!
Get baptized. As with all things spiritual and faith based, I’m shy about talking about it because I worry about weirding people out. However, I’m leaning into those awkward feelings and taking a step out in faith because I don’t want to live in fear anymore. So, yeah, I should probably make this thing happen. I’ve put it off for months.
Finish Couch 2 5k. I started this (again) on February 1st and I’m currently on Week 4 Day 2! I’ve gone through half this program before my commitment issues reared their ugly heads and I quite. Yet here I am, working through it again, and I hope to have it finished by the end of March! I look forward to running races.
Start container garden. I live in a tiny apartment. It sucks. We want a house, bad, but being patient and waiting is not our forte. I don’t want to live my life in the “It will get better when ____” mindset. I can make the best of our situation now. So, I’m going to grow a pot of tomatoes and a pot of green peppers on our tight fit porch. I’ll start acquiring some of the materials this month.
Get new driver’s license. So, I both misplaced my current license on top of getting married. I need to suck it up and go to the DMV to get a new one with my new name. However, this double whammy means twice the paperwork to prove I live here and changed my name. It’s somehow really intimidating and emotionally exhausting. Plus I don’t exactly feel like using work time to sit and wait. I did this today! Look at me, being an adult and what not.
Read Anansi Boys. I read American Gods by Neil Gaiman over our honeymoon. It was a really great book and I enjoyed it a lot! So as my “read for pleasure” book this month is Anansi Boys, which takes you back to the world from American Gods. I really enjoy his work and am excited to dig in.
Take a photography adventure. I really want to improve my photography skills. I have a Nikon D5000 camera and eventually want to plunge into the territory of being worthy of getting paid for doing photography instead of “I’ll take your photos for free to practice!” So, even if it’s just a hike or a visit to something, I really want to hone some skills.
1. Work out three times per week
2. Attend church service on Sundays
3. Deposit $50 into our Long Term Savings
4. Deeper connection with Dane
5. Give $20 with love to FBC
1. “Final Days” Lent Study
2. Take my medication
3. 15 minute quick clean up
4. Keep it active! Take 10,000 steps
5. Keep our meals nutritarian
6. Intimacy + love Dane well
7. Skin care routine morning/evening
I look forward to sharing my little by little progress as the rest of the year goes on. I’m looking forward to all of the revitalization and inspiration that comes with spring. Are you working towards anything special right now? Tell me below!