Happy April Fool’s Day! I am not much of a prankster, so no jokes from me today. We’ll see if anyone “gets” me, though!
I can’t believe we’re already done with the first quarter of 2015. Next week, I’m planning to review the successes and challenges of the first three months of the year, and set some intentions for the second quarter of 2015. But for today – let’s discuss March and the goals I set:
> finances: utilize a cash budget system for toiletries, eating out, and other entertainment
Nope, this did not happen again this month. This month was a weird one for budgeting because I had some expenses crop up (like a pricey visit to the vet for Dutch) and a vacation at the end of the month. I am going to keep trying to use a cash budget system, but I’m going to move on to some other budgeting goals I want to shoot for.
> nagging task: launch a new blog theme
This did not happen, either, but it mainly relates to the fact that I found the blog theme I want to use, but it requires me figuring out how I want to lay out my blog with categories, pages, etc. The theme has two different navigation bars, and I want to utilize them in the best way possible, which requires cleaning up my categories and tags so I can figure out how best to lay out my blog. I worked on this for hours one weekend and only got about halfway through.
> health: eliminate soda completely from my diet
Success! As long as I remain strong until Sunday, I will have gone 46 days without drinking one drop of soda. I’m so proud of myself for getting through this huge challenge.
> exploration: enjoy Savannah and eat at Olde Pink House
Success! While my mom and I didn’t get the opportunity to eat at Olde Pink House (they were completely booked on Saturday night, and I waited too long to try and get a reservation), we did enjoy our short trip to Savannah so, so much. I’m thinking we may make that race an annual “girl’s weekend” thing.
> personal habit: buy an alarm clock and stop using my phone right before bed and right as I wake up
I did not do this. To be honest, I didn’t find myself having an issue with being on my phone too long at night and in the morning (I struggled more in February, when I started to use my phone to check the weather, which devolved into my email then Facebook then Instagram then Twitter…)
Okay! So not the best month for my goals. Two out of the five goals completed. But one of those goals was eliminating soda, something I craved throughout the entire month, and I am insanely proud of myself for sticking to this goal. But let’s hope April is more successful, yes? Here are the goals I set:
> finances: don’t use my credit card for any purchases
> nagging task: organize my blogging categories
> health: exercise 5x a week or more
> exploration: enjoy my lady date with Emilie in Orlando
> personal habit: take my vitamins daily
What are you hoping to accomplish in April?