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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

four simple goals: march (check in)


It's that time again!  Time for a monthly goals check in...already...how does this happen so quickly ever month?These are the four simple goals I set for myself this month: 

1. Edit and print five photos: I've got my photos picked, just need to order them!
2. Monthlong Apartment Therapy Cure: Nowhere close to finishing this.  But I did make a list of things I want to work on in our apartment, so it was worth putting on my goal list just for getting that list made.  Having that list makes our apartment tasks seem more doable and less intimidating - already we've bought shelves to help organize our kitchen cabinets, bought new lights, and worked on a few small things outside.  So if I would have called this goal "start the Apartment Therapy Cure" I could have checked it off. 
3. Purchase and start seeds: Done and done.  I went completely crazy with this one.  After you see my post on starting seeds later this week, my crazy plant lady nature is going to be out of the bag.    
4. Read a book: I tried starting three different books and won't finish any of them by month's end.  Just haven't been able to really get into a book for a few months.  I blame it on being distracted by painting (and derby and cooking and dogs and garden planning...).  I find I go in waves of either reading a lot or creating a lot.  I can't seem to do both at the same time. 



When I started setting monthly four simple goals, I set my goals the same way I did when I was making my four simple goals before 2013/2014.  For those goal lists I had four months to finish whatever I wanted to do.  With these monthly lists, I only have 30 days and I'm realizing now that I don't have time to finish everything that I set out to do.  I usually get started and make progress, but looking back, I don't think my goals are always realistic with everything else I have going on.  (Apartment Therapy cure in one month?  Yeah right!)  So for April my goals will be very, very simple and will hopefully be easier to achieve.  

How are you doing with your goals?

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