I thought February was a busy month, but March was even busier!
With only three weeks of school left I’ve been scrambling to complete assignments, study for tests and applying for jobs (and working!). Unfortunately that meant Peace and Chaos got put on the back burner for a bit there. I was sad to have accidentally skipped March’s Rebel Book Club link-up, but before I knew it, the last Friday of the month had come and gone and I hadn’t even read a quarter of my book yet, let alone completed the review and post for it. I also skipped March’s Delightful Directory because I didn’t have anything worth sharing; I barely spent any time playing around online. I didn’t even watch much TV this past month.
Also, remember how I told you I had two job interviews? Well, I got the first job! A freelance writer position from home and I wrote three news articles and one blog post. It’s not a lot of hours, but it’s a step in the right direction. The other job interview was for a part-time job at my dream company, but unfortunately it didn’t work out. Boo. Can’t have it all I guess.
As for my March goals, well …
Money: Start saving $1 a day. Nope. I didn’t save any money.
Health: Stop binge eating at bed time. I’d say about a third of the time I didn’t eat at bed time. I’ve noticed that my bad eating habits actually start at breakfast though, because I skip it. Then I skip lunch and don’t eat until dinner, so by 9 p.m. I’m starving. I have to fix this.
Home: Hunt for something bigger. We still want a bigger place, but I realized there are a lot of benefits to living in a small apartment. Instead, we switched bedrooms with Sidney and it works for now.
Marriage: Go on at least one date. Well we went on several! Mostly out to eat, or grab a pint, but it was enjoyable.
Parenting: Spend more time doing activities. And boy did we! We went tobogganing, cosmic bowling, to the movies, the park, for a bike ride, the library and even did some origami.
Social: Connect with at least one new person this month. And a big nope. But Nick and I have spent some time with our current friends, which is always nice.
Learning: Get good marks in school and submit entries into the journalism awards. Done and done! Wish me luck!
Now, for April things are about to get crazy. This month I need to focus on finding a job, getting back on track with my health and spending more time on things that matter now that school will be finishing up. – Note: I’ve decided that categorizing them is helpful, but sometimes categories change. They get passed because that part of my life is doing peachy-keen, and sometimes new ones appear that are needing some TLC.
I’ve decided to give April three words: Healthy, Productive, Creative.
Money: Get a job! Like, a real grown-up job. I now have the credentials to do so, some experience under my belt and the drive to make this happen! Interview number three happens this Thursday!
Health: Well, now that I’ve realized my entire eating habits are all screwed up, I guess I should start by having regular meals at appropriate times. That would make sense, right? Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack.
Home: I’m happy that we switched bedrooms. Sidney loves her new room, even if it is smaller, and I can now fit a desk in mine and Nick’s bedroom. What I really want to focus on in April, though, is fixing up my desk space so that it’s functional and inspiring!
Parenting: We had a lot of fun this past month getting out, playing and creating together. But, I’ve noticed that Sidney doesn’t get to play with many children outside of school. I’d like to set up at least a couple of play dates with a friend or her cousins this next month.
Work: I already mentioned that I’m looking for a job, but I also consider Peace and Chaos like a job, too. A part-time job, mind you, and it does need a bit more attention. I want to create an editorial calendar and complete my secret project this month!
Social: There’s a lot of great events in my city that I would love to attend. Capturing Cambridge has frequent events and Idea Exchange often hosts a variety of festivals and events, too. It would be fun to attend at least one or two.
Learning: Well, school is almost over, just three more weeks! Of course, learning doesn’t stop when school ends; it’s a forever kind of love. I signed up for a few online courses through my library and I plan to complete them in April.
Me: This is a special category, one that was recommended by Melinda last month, and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it myself! Duhhh! Anyway, I’m in desperate need of a haircut. I haven’t had one in well over two years and yes, my hair has grown a lot but I’ve realized I actually hate having long hair. Time for a new hairdo.
What are some of the goals you’ve set for yourself?
*All photos are taken from my Instagram!