Feb 5, 2015

Complete Challenge Completed! (and Create Challenge Created)

Checking in for the Make Your Own Adventure link up.  Starting the year off with a bang, here's my updates from January, and my new goals for the month of February, theme: Create.

January Complete Themed Goals

1. Complete My Transition into the New Year by:

  • Putting away all seasonal décor - Check!
  • Finding a place for or discarding all gifts - Check!
  • Finishing all leftover tasks from 2014 BEFORE adding new ones - Check! (Discarded a couple, but making that decision took it off my plate, so I'm counting it.)

2. Complete Abandoned Creative Projects by:

  • Setting a schedule for and initializing my new art/craft/design Self Actualization list - Check!
  • Writing a post about it and updating my Self Actualization page explaining the priority shift - Check!
  • Completing the first art/craft/design project this month - Check! (Harry Potter party décor - full post coming tomorrow)
Great Hall floating candles.  Post for these coming soon!

3. Complete Unfinished Challenges by:

  • Trying out a new system for habit building - Check! (last month was "Sleep")
  • Challenging myself to 30 days of yoga/meditation before bed - Check! (Really enjoyed it!  I missed a couple days, but overall it was really nice and I plan to do more with it.)
  • Becoming a grad student - Check! (class is in session!)

9/9!  (The New Year is always pretty inspiring)  And the new goals for February...

February Create Themed Goals

1. Create an Inspirational and Organized Workspace for Art/Design by:

  • Organizing and restructuring my portfolio and computer files
  • Printing and hanging a motivational poster I made a while back
  • Upping the cozy factor of my desk to combat the chilly basement

2. Create a Healthier Lifestyle by:

  • Putting together a binder with our favorite (healthy) recipes
  • Following through with February's Habit Building Challenge (exercise)
  • Researching and learning more about meditation

3. Create Some Stuff!

  • Draw something!
  • Pottery class with Ryan!
  • Greeting card art for scholarship entry!  (Because why not?  Grad school isn't cheap.)
I might be cheating a little bit with the "health" section, but it is something I want to do this month, so why not?  Throw it all in there!

Do you have monthly goals?  What are you "creating" this month?

Linking up with Steph, Stephanie, and Ashley.

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  1. Damn! Look at you conquering all your goals for January. *cough**over achiever**cough* I am just jealous because I wasn't so successful and I had less goals haha!

    I think your list for February is great! I need to really let my creative side flow but I have kept it down for so long that this month is going to be a struggle for me...here's to good luck for February!

  2. You were busy last month, your goal list makes me tired.

    I cannot wait to see the Harry Potter party post!

  3. I don't think that's cheating at all. Creating a healthier you is important!

    Great job kicking off the year with a great goal month in January!

  4. You did great on your January goals!! Good luck with February. I hope you get the scholarship.

  5. WOW. I think you win all the awards for smashing all your goals. you go girl! (HP party decor?! FUN!). i love the idea of healthy recipes in a binder, i need to sort out and get all my recipes together, they are all over the shop.

  6. Oooo look at all those checks for January, nicely done! I am so excited for your HP post, the floating candles look awesome. Good luck this month!

  7. I think what you have put on your goals list is great. I could use motivational prints in my office.


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