Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Selling myself short plus a few summer goals
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.