April showers bring May flowers… & accomplished goals?


The sun is shining and it’s warm enough to go swimming (25°C/77°F)! The weather keeps going back and forth from super warm to cold and rainy. I’m not complaining because it is April after all which means spring rain showers. I didn’t realize until I wrote “April showers” on my image above that there is a song in Bambi titled Little April Showers. Very fitting with my plate (which I’ve had since childhood). Today is Thursday which means fasting! Fresh fruits and vegetables are in season and because of that more readily available which makes my fasting so much easier. I just had a snack of strawberries and I’m thinking of grapefruit for dinner.

I love how Kim of Fill Your Well writes goals for each month. It’s a great way to keep track of progress and what has yet to be done. I thought it was a pretty good idea for me to write down my goals as well so here they are:
I’m thinking I’ll write down little daily goals as well to simplify things a bit. Today I finally went through and cleaned out one of my email inboxes (not my eva@fourleafcloverblog.com email) and it felt so nice! I ate those fresh strawberries and they tasted quite nice, as well. So the things I wish to accomplish listed above are my big goals which I’ve mentioned a few times before. When writing my daily goals, I think I’ll put aside about an hour for each of the ones I’ve written above. When my uncle came to visit, I went on long walks every day and I didn’t even realize how much I’d missed it.

A quick summary on the top three goals:
1) I wrote to a program in France and they told me they’re going to post their projects for this summer on their site soon. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
2) After going through and reading my book, I’ve decided I want to expand… a bunch! I have so many more ideas that I need to add in.
3) With blogging, looking for volunteer programs, editing my book, and just life, I’m sorry to report that there hasn’t been much progress on my school search. I have realized, though, that I want to study and help animals more than anything.

So, that’s me! What are your goals? How do you keep track of the most important ones?

Comments

Brandi {not your average ordinary}
7 April 2011 - 22:09

I’m totally brainstorming goals — does just getting through all my work and classes this month count? I think yours are fantastic. I really can’t wait to hear more about this book! And the Bambi plate I adore — it’s so cute and takes me right back to my childhood.

kimbirdy
7 April 2011 - 22:26

that photo is making me long for summer more than anything else! :) i absolutely love your goals. it’s so amazing that you’re working on a book!! and i think you’re already doing a lot for animals by educating us on what’s happening and ways we can make it better, so thank you for that. i would love to do a “good deeds” post about your blog in a couple weeks, if you don’t mind, and help spread the word of all the good things you’re doing here.

Kayla @ Exquisite Banana
8 April 2011 - 03:31

strawberries! goals! warmer weather! so many wonderful things in one place.

April is a crazy busy month with goals I HAVE to meet, so it’s been a little weird so far. Trying to keep it light to stay sane :)

Lexi
11 April 2011 - 06:44

You have such a sweet blog design!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Misty :)
11 April 2011 - 21:30

I love the idea of writing down your daily goals as well as long term goals!! That would definitely make my days go by so much easier!!

As for my goals, I don’t have too many that don’t deal with school at the moment. It’s mostly, get this homework assignment done, start on this project, sign up for classes, figure out what I need to do if I don’t get the internship, and that sort of things. I don’t have time to really think about other goals in my life because school and work take up so much of my time now.

However, when summer does roll around I do have a few things I want to accomplish before August.

1. Start exercising. Go on walks and bikes ride daily (mainly if I DON’T get the internship)
2.Start and finish all the books in my room (Total of 22 now lol)
3. Paint my sister’s old bedroom and move in there.
4. Put up bookshelves in my sister’s old bedroom.
5. Put together a shoe rack I bought so I can keep my shoes organized
6. And lastly, I’m thinking of getting a new car, so start shopping around for a new car and hope that I can find one that I really like and is in my price range.

Since school takes up the majority of my life, these won’t be do-able til after summer starts (which is luckily, in 3 weeks!!!). My biggest one I really want to start working on is exercising and going on walks/bike rides during the summer. I think I’m going to start writing out daily to do lists though. That will help me from procrastinating til the weekends to do all the things need done!!





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