March is here! It’s time to look back at my 2015 goals and see how I’m plodding along.
1. Submit Once Per Month
I did. And got my first rejection of the year. That’s cool.
But really, it is, as I got some good feedback and made a new contact. I’ve learned over the years that writing rejection isn’t personal rejection. It’s a normal part of the process. It also allows me the time and space to take any offered feedback and apply it to the re-writing process.
I have no idea where I’m submitting in March. Apparently March is when goal-hitting gets tough?
2. Run Pittsburgh Half Marathon
Training proved a bit difficult during February, but I’m keeping on. Being named one of the Pittsburgh Marathon Official Bloggers also ranks as a happy little bonus when it comes to this goal.
3. Set a New PR in Full Marathon
I suppose the running and strength training I’m doing now for the Pittsburgh Half counts toward this goal. Training won’t start for a fall Full until mid-summer. But I’m clutching this goal close to my heart; I want it so badly. In fact, I’m struggling with a bit of guilt and self-doubt as my husband trains for the Pittsburgh Full, his first. But maybe that’s a post for a training day.
4. Prioritize Date Night—1x/month
We managed two date nights in February. BOOM.
5. Prioritize Family Time
The weather helped with this yet again. A whole week off from school? Family time. Playtime in the snow? Family time. We’ve been stuck inside all week so we’re going to do things like go to the store together and call it family time? Yep. Hoping March allows us some time and safe driving to do a few more things that we didn’t really get to do this month. I think we’re all tired of being cooped up.
6. Revisit Goals Regularly
And done. (See also: February.)
March also brings some mini-goals, or Things I’d Like to Do/Get Done in March.
- 1. Find and install new light fixtures for the master bathroom.
- 2. Create the art display board for the dining room. (Currently it only exists in my head.)
- 3. #17DaysofGreen—though I’m approaching it differently this year. I won’t be Instagramming daily outfit photos, though I’ll be wearing green for 17 days. I’m going to photograph and post green things in my life each day.
- 4. Continue the Sunday Dinner* tradition that started sometime late last year. (Moves to Saturday on Sundays my husband works.)
- 5. Get rid of books, my clothes, and boys’ clothes I’ve already cleaned out that are just taking up space. I feel pretty darn proud I found the time to clean these things out, but now they actually need to get out. TTFN.
And so that’s where I am right now. March came in like a lion today, and while certain aspects of the month already seem challenging, I’m excited for a new month.