Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Month, New Goals: March


I hoped that February would be less snowy and warmer but Mother Nature had other plans. We seemed to have a snowstorm at least once a week (usually on a Monday) and had record-breaking lows. How low? One night it was -4F and felt like -20F, and our meteorologists were warning us about the risks of frostbite and hypothermia. I'm hoping that March will have some mercy on us weather-wise. It seems like Punxsutawney Phil the Groundhog was spot on when it came to the whole 6 more weeks of winter bit.

So how did I do as far as my February goals go?

Let my hair down more (literally). Check! I wore my hair down for a total of 15 days, which is way more than I usually do.
Lose 5 pounds. Not quite. I lost 3.4 pounds total this month, which is still something. I’m about 7 pounds from my “happy weight,” so I'll keep going.
See some of the Oscar nominated movies. I saw Ida, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and The Grand Budapest Hotel, but I’d love to see more.
Watch the new season of Vikings. Check! Only 2 episodes have aired so far, but I’m a happy camper watching my husband on TV.

MARCH GOALS


  • Do some spring cleaning. To mark the beginning of spring (March 20th), I thought it would be a good idea to get some cleaning done. My room has become a bit of a disaster area thanks to a hectic month at work and a couple of home-bound days courtesy of snow. It’s high time I get everything in order again.
  • Book France. So, so close! I’ll book my trip to France mid-March now that I’ve gotten my vacation time approved at work. Stay tuned for more details on this!
  • Get Mom her birthday present.  Someone is getting older on March 5th and deserves a gift.
  • Read for fun. I got slammed with reading for work in February and didn’t have time to breathe, let alone read for pleasure. I still have a couple manuscripts to get through, but hopefully I’ll be able to read a book or two from my growing “to read” pile.  Maybe I'll even manage to read some of the books from my book hauls.
  • Bring lunch to work. A co-worker and I made a 2 week-long pledge in late January/early February to bring lunch instead of buying it. I was surprised by how much money I saved during those weeks (about $60) and continued to bring lunch for the rest of February. I’d like to see if I can continue this trend in March.
So what are your goals for March?

Lovely calendar by Rifle Paper Co.

6 comments:

  1. You did brilliantly with your February goals! There's nothing like that satisfied feeling you get after a good clear out and clean- good luck :) xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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    1. Thanks! I felt very accomplished in February. :)

      A good clean-out seems like the way to get rid of the winter cobwebs!

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  2. Loved your goals! Hope you'll achieve them :)
    Mine are reading for fun, doing more outdoors activities, bringing lunch to work more often & updating my blog more often too!

    x

    http://wordsatdawn.blogspot.com

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    1. Those are great goals! Good luck to you too!

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  3. I have the same calendar! This month I need to start walking again as soon as the weather gets decent, and I need to save $$$ for my move to California!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. Calendar twins! I absolutely adore Rifle Paper Co. calendars.

      Good luck with you goals! The move to California sounds so exciting :)

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