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.


  • 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.


  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

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

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

  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!


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

  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!


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

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