Here we are, the "It's gunna be May"jokes have subsided and hopefully so has the cold weather. It's May. I love May. I feel that it's such a great transition month, it's no longer the beginning of the year, but there's still so much of it left to be told that if you want to make a change you can. If somehow last month escaped you and you missed your goals you set out to do, you have another chance. Not that you can't do that every month or every day with goals, but there is just something different about May. Here are my goals for this month...
1// Make my apartment feel homey! They're finally patching up the holes in my walls that they used to install the internet. This will be the first month that my apartment will be my apartment without the fear that someone could come in at any time to "finish the job". That sounded more action movie than I meant it to, but you get the idea. This month I want to make it my own! I've gone so very far in this direction but I'm not quite there yet.
2// Go to church 4xs. This could be a Wednesday group or Sunday service. I just want to go this month, even if that means making sure that my requests off at work are all set up now. It's not hard to do, I just need to do it.
3// To jump off of last month's goals. Get back on the budget train. The train left the station last month, and without my wifi set up I didn't get to jump on the train. This month I'm doing it!! I do budget but I want to use the app again, I found it really helpful!
4// Take more pictures in public. Many many times I haven't taken the picture because I thought of what others may think, but it doesn't matter. At most they may think I'm weird for a millisecond and then their back to doing whatever they were doing. After watching many vlogs I've realized if they can do it so can I. You just have to get over the fear of what others will think and start taking the pictures! Anyone else out there in the same boat?
5// Finish a second book. From my goals last month I really did read a lot more. The number one thing I found helpful was reading before bed. I was having a lot of restless nights and I tried to rectify it by putting down my devices 30-40 minutes before bed and reading. It really helped! I'm almost finished with "The Magnolia Story," the book I was reading, and I have another book I'm looking forward to next.
6// Learn the street cleaning days. Who knew that was a thing?? Not me, but after my expensive learning curve I don't want that to happen again next month. Maybe I'll put a reminder in my phone to make sure I move my car next month.
7// Clean out my closet! I have a need to always "save items." I do it with books and records and items that call out to me at the thrift store, but I also do this with my clothes. I was looking back at pictures on my phone the other day and I realized that I have clothes from high school! Let me say that again for the people in the back, I have clothes in my closet from basically a decade ago!!! Um no, that needs to change.
8// Walk more, Uber less! After a long day of work the last thing I want to do is take a 30+ minute walk home. However, I've realized how much of my money is going towards uber and that needs to get smaller. Now on the budget train, I'm going to try to skip the uber station more often.
9// Get a haircut!! I do love my length but my hair is so long. I need to trim it and figure out new ways to wear my hair. Time for some Pinterest deep diving!
10// Print off and hang up one of my pictures! I talked about Peter McKinnon in my April Favorites post and I'm still just as obsessed. I feel like he's so challenging, in the best possible ways. In one of his videos he spoke about how we pay all of this money to buy prints, but yet have none of our own in our homes. I think I only have one picture of scenery in my home that I've taken. Why is that? Why don't I print off my own photography to display? I don't know either, so I'm going to this month.
What are your goals for this month?