March was a crazy month, wasn’t it? This was by far the strangest and most unpredictable month. We all had setbacks to overcome, changes to embrace and a new way of life to adapt to. A lot of people struggled, while some had an easier time. Regardless of these life-changing times, we will get through it. I know a lot of people set monthly goals and will likely be disappointed that they didn’t reach them this month. Don’t worry about it. Be happy with what you did get done, no matter how big or little it was. I know I also had to adjust to things and this meant not hitting every goal, but I digress. With a new month here, it’s time to talk about a new set of goals. Before I go over my April 2020 goals, let’s take a moment to look over how I did with my March goals.
March goals review
This month certainly didn’t go as expected. I spent a good two weeks completely failing at most of my everyday tasks. There was just so much uncertainty. Eventually, I was able to pull out of that rut and get back into it, but it was certainly a struggle.
- Read at least 6 books. Yes, though this one almost didn’t happen. See what I read in March.
- Watch 1 season of a show. I actually failed at this. However, I just wasn’t in the mood to watch TV much over the course of the month. I did watch 2 episodes of Somali and the Forest Spirit and 1 episode of Science Fell I Love, So I Tried To Prove It. On top of this, I watched quite a few YouTube videos on gardening.
- Spend 30 minutes learning Japanese every day. I think I missed one or two days, but otherwise, I completed this. It was nice to take this month to review instead of learning new words and phrases.
- Work out every day. Yes. Between shoveling snow, walking and actual workouts, I would call this a success.
- Start spring cleaning. I did pretty well with this. I didn’t get the entire house done, but the main rooms got the attention they deserved. Thanks to the March Use It Up Challenge I was able to tackle using up a few of the cleaning products we had in the house as well.
- Work on my novel project. While it wasn’t as much as I had hoped for, I did get some work done. A lot of my writing time was spent trying to figure out what to write for Camp NaNoWriMo.
- Update 5 posts. I didn’t exactly pay attention to how many I updated, but I know for sure I did three posts, it may have been more though.
- Work on March’s posts. Barely. It was a tough month to work on things but I did pretty well all things considered.
- Create new pin images. I certainly didn’t get as many made as I had hoped for, but I did create a few.
April 2020 goals
I feel like April will be a better month. With March behind us and things settling into a new normal, I am eager to get to work on these goals. Because of this, I am adding in a few new goals this month.
- Read at least 5 books. I know the month will be somewhat busy, so I am keeping the number low. I think 5 is a manageable number.
- Watch 1 season of a show. I hope to get this done, as watching TV at night once all my daily tasks are complete is a nice way to wind down.
- Spend 30 minutes learning Japanese every day. I am going to continue to review all of my previous lessons to strengthen what I have already learned.
- Work out every day. This should be easy enough to do.
- Finish spring cleaning. There are only a few rooms left in the home that need a good spring cleaning, so I should be able to get this done without issue.
- Plant the garden. Technically, it’s way too early to garden where I live, but that won’t stop me from starting a few things in pots. In fact, I already have! But I want to get more started so I will have nice strong seedlings for when the garden is ready.
- Try a new recipe. I didn’t set this goal last month and ended up trying so many new recipes, so I had best bring it back this month.
- Expand my gardening knowledge. I’ve been gardening for most of my life, but there is always something new to learn. I want to put in a good amount of time researching all aspects of gardening so I can become an even better gardener.
- Work on my Camp NaNoWriMo project. This writing challenge has given me the opportunity to take a break from November’s project and work on something else. Week one was decent but had some hurdles to deal with.
- Update 5 posts. If I can get these done, I will be even closer to having all of my old posts updated.
- Work on April’s posts. I have a couple done, but I would like to write and schedule the rest soon so I can stay ahead. Bonus points if I can get some of May’s posts done too.
- Create new pin images. It’s a never-ending task, but I am confident I can make quite a few this month.
Those are my April 2020 goals. Are you making goals for the month?