Thursday, March 5, 2015

Choose Your Own Adventure - I fail at creativity

Life According to Steph
Februarys's Choose Your Own Adventure challenge had the monthly theme of CREATE. My goals were:

1) Increase weekly off-blog writing to three times a week. The first week I did it once, the second week twice, third week twice, last week three times. Not a fail but not a pass.
2) Paint bookcases in the basement. Newp. I thought about it, but that counts for bupkiss.
3) Create a birthday month itinerary. Dunzo.
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March's theme is RELATIONSHIPS.

My RELATIONSHIP Theme Goals:
1) Finish 40/40 strong - 40 minutes of exercise every day - Relationship with self and health
2) Walk dogs every other day after daylight savings, family walks when MFD is home - Relationship with dogs, self and health, husband
3) Make it a point to see friends and family this month - Relationships with friends

The link up to report in on how you did with March - Relationships will be Thursday, April 2. Mark your calendars!

For those that like to look ahead, upcoming themes are...

April - Finances...Perfect timing as it's tax month. Do you want to save for a trip? Pay off a credit card? Put an extra $20 a week in savings? Stop using change and save it instead?
Link up on Thursday, May 7.

May - Read...Put the remote control down and pick up those books. Or work your way through the backlog of New Yorker issues next to your chair, read a real live newspaper once a week, catch up on your blog reading. Any goal in any medium that involves reading fits here.
Link up on Thursday, June 4.
NOTE: After May, we will be breaking for the summer.





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25 comments:

  1. You did great! And woah, 40 in 40? You're a rockstar!

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  2. Painting is hard in the Winter since you need ventilation, or at least that is what I keep telling myself. Birthday month celebrations will help getting together with friends and family so that is almost a given! You totally got this month.

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  3. I think you did well with the off-blog writing. :-) Good luck with your March goals.

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  4. I struggled a bit this month, too. :P I'm glad you celebrate your whole birthday month and that you plan it all. I go back and forth on birthdays, because I like to celebrate them and have fun, but I get soured on it when people start complaining that they haven't gotten enough attention or people haven't stopped everything to do special things for them. I always feel like, as an adult, if you want things to happen, you have to plan them. But yeah, making your own birthday special is something I'm totally on board with!

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  5. i think you did well on your goals! and i'd be the same re: painting. i've been trying to get my act together to dress up my ugly file cabinet but lazy.

    totally on board with the relationship linkup!!

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  6. I totally bombed on my creative goals for February, just as predicted! I really hope to do well this month though. Look at you with your 40 in 40! That is awesome! Good luck with your goals this month!

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  7. I think you did create! Making a list of month-long plans isn't easy, so great job! Great job on posting too. I didn't feel any lapse at all. The next month is going to be a "deeper" challenge. Can't wait to read everyone else's monthly goals.

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  8. I put see friends on my list, too, so we need to pick a date. And even though you gave yourself a half-pass on the off blog writing, it's still good that you're doing any! I love my off blog writing time and using my brain differently.

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  9. Sounds like you did awesome to me! I can't wait for this months challenge, it looks like it will be a lot of fun to complete!

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  10. I think you did great with the writing - it wasn't a total pass but it was more pass than fail!! Cant wait to see how you tackle this months goals!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  11. I'd say the first one is pretty close to a pass! Good luck with the March goals & I can't wait to follow along with the birthday happenings!

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  12. Hmmm... relationships. I think I could jump on board with this one. I have a few that need attention!

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  13. I fail at creativity so much I purposely skipped that. On board for relationships though!!!

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  14. Creativity is hard in the winter, all the gray snowy days suck the creativity right out of a person.

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  15. Love reading all of your goals and those of your friends. Continued Goddess speed to all.
    Love, Your Momma

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  16. I think your relationships goals are perfect and #2 let's you kill two birds with one stone ;-) Husband and dogs: check!

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  17. I am all about trying to strengthen relationships this month. That's why I quit my job, becuase I was having no interaction with friends or family. And it's my goal to walk the dogs daily, too.

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  18. I feel like 40 minutes of dedicated exercise time every day would be so tough for me, but I think it's awesome that you've been able to stick with it!

    I also really like the family walk idea. My husband and I used to go for walks around the neighborhood, but we haven't done that in a really long time. We should probably start doing that again while the weather is actually nice since I can't force myself to be outside for long periods of time when it's ridiculously hot and humid in the summertime.

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  19. I need to exercise more. Right now I go walking for at least 30 minutes most days of the week. I should probably do weights or something.

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  20. Haha 'I thought about it' is how I felt about my write more blog posts goal. I NEED to get more posts up next week. And I need to read others' posts - holy crap out of control reader says 190 unread.
    I'm excited for March. I think Hawkeye will be too, she likes the cold. Your pups, maybe not so much ;)

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  21. I failed in that I didn't make any goals to begin with. i knew it wouldn't happen, ha. I already made my March goals, so I'm feeling a step ahead already...

    -Heather
    I do what I want.

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  22. Oh I dont think you failed. You only didnt complete one. I suck at creating to I skipped this month which is the month I was supposed to join the link up. Next month for sure sigh!

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  23. Yep, I'm putting this on my calendar! I want to do April and May for sure!

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  24. I love the walking the dog idea after daylight savings started! It's an "extra" hour of sunlight. Perfect!

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  25. April is going to kick me in the butt. May is going to be the easiest yet! Please make sure you come back after the summer break. This challenge is the only reason I get anything accomplished EVER! :)

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