Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Selling myself short plus a few summer goals

I mentioned briefly on the first post and somewhere in a description on this page that I have multiple blogs.  Now since starting this blog I've still been posting on my art blog and later today will start posting on my 'busy mommy weightloss' blog.  Today marks the 134th day of the year and if you look at this blog you will see that I only have 83 posts.  Which means I'm 51 behind.  Wow- that is a lot.  Now I intend to make them up this summer- It'll be a slow process; but worth it I think.  If you add in the posts from my art blog then I'm suddenly only 21 posts behind.  BUT I'm not going to do that; I'm going to strive for the 365 posts on a single blog.  IF I decide to do a 365 challenge involving blog posts again next year- I'm going to spread it out among all my blogs.  I don't think I'll do a blog post challenge next year though.... This has been so much more rough than I was expecting.

So I set up my blogs on Google+; not 100% sure how I feel about that move yet- but it seemed like a good one to make.  I'll be adding Google+ gadgets to my blogs so it'll be easier for people to follow me.  If people want to that is.

Also- I'm looking for other month long challenges like the A to Z challenge to participate in- not necessarily on this blog; but I had a great deal of fun with the challenge on my art blog (there should be a link to that on this page).

Alright my goals for this summer.  (how's that for an abrupt change of though??)

#1- Lose some weight!!
My minimum goal is 3lbs a week- which amounts to 45lbs off for this summer.  I would be thrilled if I could accomplish that.  I'm going to post more about that on my weight loss blog later today (after I take some awesome selfies showing my 'before' body)

#2- Become a better artist/get BFA portfolio application together/Get ready for Comic Con this fall
Again- I have a bit more of a detailed post about this on my art blog- I'm not going to repeat to much of that here- but I'm going to be drawing for at least 5 hours a day for the rest of the summer.

#3- Get my home clean and keep it that way
I want to establish some routines that don't take a huge amount of time every day but allow me to keep our home clean so that it'll feel better in general; but also to help reduce the stress in our lives (oh!; there is a blog post- 'cleaning and stress')

#4- Get in the habit of preparing homemade meals
Frankly we've been eating out and getting pre-made meals from the grocery store a lot.  Not only has this been unhealthy BUT we also are wasting a lot of money that we don't have on food.  I've started on this goal- and will expand in another post.

#5- Write in my journal daily
Don't need to expound on this one

#6- Cross-stitch and play my Clarinet daily
This may seem silly- but I need to do something relaxing that isn't related to drawing and painting; as much as I enjoy my chosen field I really really really need to start exploring some other hobbies to help relieve stress

#7- be happy
I tend to get really really dramatic and depressed- so I'm making it a goal to focus on happier things and find something to laugh about each day.

#8- Walk or hike with kids daily

#9- Read 20 minutes daily with kids
And also turn the TV off more.  Not that my kids are total TV junkies- but we do have it on to much; it's sadly become a pretty regular part of their day.

#10- Read by myself at least 20 minutes each day

Those are my goals.  As long as I refer back to them often I think I can achieve them.  I'm pretty excited about this summer- I think it'll be pretty awesome.


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