May 2015: Goals progress


1. Being less negative. Six days of discussing my coworkers on gchat with Tasha. That probably correlates to a few more times at home… I’m working on it.

2. Projects.

So far this year:
Play for Thomas
-Felt board
-Playdough (it only worked for a day, then I bought some)
-Cardboard house

Clothes for me
-Mending (three sweaters, a black shirt, a running jacket and slimming a kimono)
-T-shirt upcycle
In progress
-Pants (I just need to sew them)
-Shirt (needs a hem)

Christmas decorations

Home decor
-Gallery wall progress (I found free pics online, printed them through Shutterfly, bought frames at Michaels and hung them up.)

-Clay jewelry holders
-Nail polish swatches

3. Track my food on my Fitbit app. I maybe did this once.

4. Back health. That device I bought is magical. I could do better on the yoga and finding a chiro. Maybe this summer!

5. Clothing budget. $441.02/$534. I bought two pairs of shoes and a top at Target ($67.97) and bought all the things in my Stitch Fix box ($184). I’m not over budget yet, but let’s face it: this isn’t happening this year. I still would like to keep it reasonable. It’s just that many of my clothing from “before” doesn’t fit my life now. That’s OK. I made a major life change. It was unrealistic to pretend this wouldn’t be the case.

6. Read 25 books. 15/25. Four in May. Audiobooks ftw. (Also, I’m pretty sure I’ve forgotten some books. I generally can’t remember everything I’ve read at the end of the month.)

The Outcast by Jolina Petersheim
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Giraffe by J. M. Ledgard
Room by Emma Donoghue
Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
The Magicians King by Lev Grossman

7. Declutter. I got rid of a ton of stuff from our linen closet, making room for things that were cluttering up other areas. I also passed on some baby things to friends. I organized a box of cords and started a box for electronic recycling. Slowly but surely. Is there a charity that does pickup? I think that could motivate me to mass purge.

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