crazies & NYR update: March

Wednesday, April 3

  today has been THE craziest day. The first thing that happened to me was watching the bus pass me by on Belmont Blvd. After that, I tried to settle down and study in Bongo Java, literally watching the last table be taken from me by a guy who know how to navigate the hallways better. After hiking back to Portland Brew, I studied for my Legal Business test (which I should be doing right now) for a total of 30 minutes, until Shelby picked me up to look at a house.
    YOU GUYS. In an act of providence, I think we have found a place to live. Fingers crossed and details hidden until it all pans out, but I should say, we found THE place to live. I cannot even describe it. So, I won't, until we are living there and I can give you all the virtual tour :)
   But that is neither here nor there: the point of this post is to reflect on my New Years Resolutions before April is half-over. So here we go:Untitled
scenes from March, clockwise: sign at my favorite, Portland Brew, the kind of car I really want (found today), ice cream shop from Spring Break, my Spring Break gals

(Again, this is mostly to keep myself in check although you're welcome to share encouragement/criticisms/keep me accountable!)

Here are my resolutions for the year, with my personal commentary for the month added in:

1. Ride my bike more. [No update here. Whitney is still flat, and it's still cold. Still hoping for warm weather and a new bike tire!]

2. Send something to my Mummo every month. [Check! Sent her a post card from Spring Break.]

3. Remember all my friends/families birthdays. [Check! And March is a doozy. I may still be paying off gifties for the twins, Jenae, Stephanie, Hunter, Jaimie, Sam, and Mike Yang. On that note, if I'm not paying off, I still need to pay for some birthday presents!]

4. Read a book every month. [This has been an absolute fail. I mean, I did finish Perks, and it was rough and made me cry, otherwise, nothing. I'm not at the point lately where I can read without feeling guilty about work I should be doing. BUT: big plans for the coming months people! Big plans and a bigger reading list!]

5. Only buy what I need & get rid of what I don't need [Ok, so, I did a little shopping this month. But Mom, before you get mad, let me say: I spent in moderation. I bought things that can last. And since, I have felt completely rejuvenated about my closet. Like, I feel excited to get dressed again and see more possibilities, now that I have some pick-me-ups for Spring. I also have one giveaway bag from this month.]

6. Be confident. [I would say generally, a good month for this. Yoga has honestly been helping me (and I sneak in a few poses whenever I can) to dwell in the moment, and just take a breath and relax! Otherwise, I am very confidently looking forward to the coming months, which I can count under this category.]

Thank you for reading, and for you sweet words and encouragement. I have to admit, I love reading blogger monthly recaps, because I am a total organization/list/structure nerd. Here's to April! 

3 comments :

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

A book a month could be hard if you dont have like travel (flight, train, down time) to do it in. I like to read when I travel, but not in my home - is that weird? And sending something to your mom monthly is so sweet! I love that idea

<3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Good luck with your house situation! I had a tricky landlord a while back and thought I was definitely going to be living under the Cumberland River bridge, but it all worked out! Sending you good thoughts!
xx
Here&Now

tracecarlson.com said...

I like #5