Monthly goals were sort of a thing of last year (or was it the year before?), and since 2014 started and blogging became a big blur, goals were sorta out the window. But...let's be honest. I need to start being a little more productive on my days off. There's a baby coming in 4 1/2 months (YIKES!!!) and we're not
1. Finish cleaning out baby's room - right now the room is still filled with boxes of china and glasses for special occasions, and a ton of other junk that came with E and I when we moved in 1 1/2 years ago. This poor child needs some SPACE to play around in. This month I want to get all of OUR stuff out of there so we can figure out what it's going to start looking like.
2. Sign up for my CPN certification - CPN stands for Certified Pediatric Nurse. I took the review course last June and the books have been sitting and taunting me ever since. Before I head off on maternity leave and trade in my already iffy pregnancy brain in for baby brain and forget everything, I really need to take this test!
3. Blog consistently - this last week of blogging has got me back on the bandwagon. I've realized how much I really love this processes and putting life and ideas and crafts out there. While it's been great getting something posted every few days, I know that with my track record, that won't continue unless I make it happen. I want to set a goal to have a blog post up at LEAST every Wednesday. If I do more, that's awesome, but when things get busy, I want to just know that I'm going to be creative in this space at least once a week. And I like Wednesdays.
5. Get our garden planted - Last week E and I started working in our garden again. And while it's not the all-out event it was last year, we're still getting some good veggies in the ground. We already have 4 tomato plants (one is upside down in a hanging planter) and sweet peppers, and some cilantro, parsley, and basil growing, and we have 3 artichokes and a cucumber plant we want to get in the ground before it's too late! I'd also like to plant some more succulents in the front yard and maybe a few other veggies in the back, but whatever we decide to plant, I want to plant it this month! After all - Earth day is coming up!
So there you have it. 5 goals 1 month. I think I can get this done - and hopefully some more. I have one other goal - which is to start another baby-related craft project - but I think these 5 should sort of take priority. Chances are next week I will make a trip to JoAnn's and get started on something anyway, but I want these goals to be the focus of the month. It's OK if my project goes into May, but these goals are April goals.