I am so glad it’s March. February was, by and large, a stupid month.
But it’s over.
This is the part of the month where I post a recap of how progress on my 2011 goals is coming along. Short answer: not well. But we’ll get to that in a moment.
I owe you all another thank you for being patient and supportive last week while I went on hiatus. Special thanks to Cynthia, Heather, Jessica and Morgan for writing amazing guest posts for me. I’m coming back a few days earlier than planned because I’m feeling alright about all those looming projects and I’m seriously missing blogging. The time off allowed me to live life without thinking about upcoming posts for a bit, which was a nice change. Brian and I spent a few days in Boston, I got work done and I spent a bit of time thinking about where I want Relishments to go. All very good things.
Nevertheless, when it comes to my goals for the year, things don’t look quite so pretty:
1. Waste less time – In some ways, I feel like I did well with this in February. I gave up blogging for over a week in order to focus on more important things: upcoming work projects and vacation with Brian. Overall though, it still needs improvement.
2. Read a chapter of the bible every day – February was not nearly as successful as January on this front. So far so good for March. I refuse to be discouraged and am picking up the habit again.
3. Drink more water – being sick for the past week or so has forced me to up my liquid intake, but generally speaking, still very much a work in progress.
4. Read at least one book a month – I don’t want to talk about it. I’ve only gotten about 50 pages into John Adams. It’s frustrating because I really do want to read, but somehow I don’t make it happen.
5. Improve my fitness by going to the gym twice a week and doing sit ups and push ups on off days – due to both of us being insanely busy, February was awful for gym attendance and I lost the motivation to do anything at home. Did I mention that I’m glad its a new month with a new start?
6. Open our home at least once a month – Fail. But we did visit one of our friends in Boston and had several meals with him. Does that count?
7. Give Relishments a makeover – Ha! I didn’t write my own posts for a week, update my goals page or do other “behind the blog” work. I did mention this is going to be a summer project, right?
8. See new things- If there was a goal I succeeded at last month, this is it. We went to Brattleboro, VT with Brian’s parents for a day and spent 4 days in Boston (which is another post for later). Mission: Accomplished.
February is over and I’m over February. It’s March now, which means spring is on the horizon. The turn of the calendar page was like a reset button for me and I’m excited to be actively pursuing my goals again. And I’m excited to be back to blogging.
Did anyone else find February to be a horrible month for keeping resolutions?