March ing Forward

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Marin Headlands, March 2015

So it's the last day of the month, and totally, sweet, Springtime. I think I've said this a few times before; but since Spring has hit, things have felt much more bustle-y and hectic. I think I spent the first two months of the year working up to where I am now, where I've hardly had a completely free week-night evening for the past three weeks! I am always working to maintain an attitude that "Busy is not bad." Too quickly I default into busy --> stressful, when really, I am thankful for fun things happening, and good friends that keep me occupied nearly all the time.

It terms of goals (and, everything, really) it was a good month!
(You can read the full post about my resolutions [monthly goals] for the year here.)

- I took a trip home to California, and saw nearly my entire family (that's a two-for-one right there!)

- I saw a production of Jekyll & Hyde (three-for-one) and Jessica Lea Mayfield & Seth Avett Sing Elliott Smith (a friend invited me to this show, which I wouldn't have ordinarily thought to go to on my own. Fantastic! Three spectacularly talented artists, loads of new music to check out and they did a cover of "Just Like A Woman", one of my favorite songs of all time. That was a moment for life.)

- My one word motto was discipline. I would say I basically failed at keeping it though. I think the pitfall of this was that it was a little broad, and I can be very lazy. BUT I think I have my word of the month for April already. And I'm gonna DO IT, DANGIT!

- I hosted dinner for some friends to celebrate Hunter's birthday (I'm counting this for this goal), with all of his favorite things: poppyseed chicken casserole, roasted veggies (that I have been craving every day) and strawberry cake!

- I checked out and started Shirley Temple's autobiography, Child Star (don't ask me how I think of these books I want to read!) I haven't finished it. I didn't read a book this month. I haven't read a book so far this year, but I've slightly tweaked this resolution to be satisfied if I read 12 books this year. So, either way you look at it- I have WORK to do!

- I think I wrote three letters and two wedding cards this month. Check and check.

And this isn't one of ^ these goals, but still a goal: I purchased two bridesmaids dresses, and a few accessory items, but nothing else! I've avoided purchasing a new Spring wardrobe, so far! (More on this goal that's not really fun, here.)

April will bring: many out-of-town guests (four this weekend, alone!), lots of sunny time outside, some fun Spring outfits, and hopefully some peace of mind. Happy almost April, all! 


reshma said...

Wow looks like you have really been checking off your goals! That's great! Very impressive on not spending any money on spring wardrobe so far! I was doing good until this past week and then I gave into to some of the Easter sales! Good luck with your April motto... Do it, dang it! 👍😊

Ash @ The Nashvillian said...

Whenever I went over to my grandma's house as a child, I would watch Shirley Temple movies. I'm not very good about reading non-fiction, but I might have to check out that book. The Goodreads app can help you keep up with your reading goals! :)

Priya said...

Thanks Ashley! I actually do have an account. I never read non-fiction, but have kinda gotten into biographies lately. Great way to break out of a fiction rut. I watched most of her movies when I was growing up!

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

I also default into the busy = stressful mindset, but I think that's the introvert in me. Most days I just want to go home and relax with a good book or a movie, but I know it can be really fun to hang out with people and go new places. A production of Jekyll and Hyde sounds fun! Love that story! Have fun with your friends this weekend! :)

Lauren @ Exploring My Style said...

Gosh how do you do it?? You are always busy girl! The dinner party for Hunter sounded pretty special. Yay on the two bridesmaids dress finds! Make sure you get pictures to share with us on the wedding days! Fun fact: my dad worked on Shirley Temple's house. He installs appliances and put something in for her a few years ago. She and Condoleezza Rice are his biggest celebrity clients haha.

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