Okay, let me just start this post off how all of these are started – how the heck is it February?! I know I’ve said this in the past, but I honestly feel like the older I get the faster time goes by. I mean honestly, wasn’t it just New Years? I don’t feel like D and I have been back in the house for a full month since being with our families, but we have. There’s been a lot of fun stuff going on here, though, like D graduating his first (of three) school programs, me getting an iMac, and we’ve been trying tons of new recipes for dinners lately!
Anyway! Let’s get to the goals!
Finish getting (mostly) settled in the house– Done, mostly! I really wanted to begin putting more wall decor up last month, but I’m being really picky about what I want and where. I did get the office almost done, just missing some wall pieces, and I think we have everything in its place after bringing another carload of stuff back from D’s parent’s house. Book out clients for February– Done! I was going to say this didn’t get completed until I saw that I was just shooting to have about 2-3 clients booked for the month ahead. I ended up booking two clients for February, which doesn’t seem like much (and it isn’t), but I’ve got several projects from January that are still in the process of wrapping up. Read at least two books– Done and done again (times two)! Wow! I didn’t plan to read so much last month, but once I got started, it just sort of happened. I ended up reading eight books, and it definitely resparked my love for reading. I’ve got sooo many books I want to read like now, but I’m trying to pace myself. This week (yes, since Sunday) I’ve already finished PLL #6 and Insurgent, and now I’m working on Yes Please. I have no idea what I’ll pick up next, either! Tally final 2014 income and expenses– Done! This wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be. I’m anxious about tax time, but I’m confident I’ve got everything I need together. At this point, we’re just waiting on some tax forms to get in so we can get those babies filed!
Look at that! I’m so happy with how January went! It was a weird month for me; I spent several days with literally no motivation, and some days I felt homesick. However, we’re starting to settle into a routine here, and D’s friends invite both of us when they want to hang out, so those things are helping!
Now onto this month –
- Build Dad’s new site – This has been on my back burner for too long. For my new readers – my hip, super cool dad is in a band (whoa!), and I do all the design / photography work for them. Their current site was built before I learned a good bit of what I know now. I talked with him about moving the site to WordPress so it would be easier for me to manage, and now it’s time to just get it done. I have a good idea of what the new site will look like, I just need to make some time to build it for them!
- Try 6 new recipes for dinners – This one sounds like it might be tough, but honestly, it’ll probably be easy for us. We’ve already tried a few new recipes last month, and I cooked a few things I loved at home that D had never had before. I like trying new things because otherwise I’d probably just make chili, spaghetti, or some sort of Mexican dish every week. I’ve already picked up stuff for 2 new recipes for the coming days, so I’m confident in this goal!
- Start brainstorming two new digital things – Two of my goals for this year was 1) grow my brand and 2) double last year’s income. I’ve spent the last month thinking about how I’d like to do those two things, and I think I’m starting to get some good ideas. I don’t want to give away anything just yet, but I’m considering a new opt-in incentive as well as a new ebook. These things will be on different topics from each other, and they’ll be different topics from what I already have in the ebook and the opt-in. We’ll see where the brainstorming goes!
- Explore at least 3 new places – Since D graduated his first school program he’s on like, a hold, until they get enough people to start the next one! Fortunately, that means he gets more time to hang without being stressed about school. Unfortunately, that hasn’t started yet because they have (at least) 2 weeks of work after they’ve graduated. The latter, though, should be ending in the next week (we think!), and I have several pretty looking places I’d love to see in Charleston. It’s nothing serious, just pretty buildings in the historic part of town (all of it?!). I’m anxiously awaiting D getting some time off so I can make him come with me!
There you go! I’m feeling really good and excited about this month, so I can’t wait to get to work on these goals.
What are you working on in February? Share in the comments, and let’s hold each other accountable!