March 2014 Goals

March goals

As I wrote yesterday, I’m moving on to my goals for March. I know I’m not going to work anymore on my February goals and I’m really motivated to start my March goals.

I’m changing things up a bit this month. Last month I made a list of goals from my 101 in 1001 that I wanted to focus on. It worked so well for keeping my motivated, so I want to expand the goal setting beyond 101 in 1001. I want to see if it can keep me focused on other goals as well.

101 in 1001 focus goals

#18 Do push ups every other day – reach 10

#24 Find a new system for my documents

#27 Make my bed every day for 2 weeks

#33 Buy fresh flowers

#60 Plan an emergency kit

#69 Plan out guides for Copenhagen

#71 Clean up internet bookmarks

#82 Watch 1 documentary

#91 Start running again

Other goals

Finish my About me page

Finish my school paper

Write an update for my word of the year

Finish the baby blanket

Find fabric for the floor poof

Catch up on Project Life

101 in 1001 #3: End of February 2014

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It’s time for an update. I think I did quite well actually, I finished 7 out of 11 focus goals this period. I had a hard time finding the time for the museum and the recipes. I also found it kind of awkward that I sort of had to plan the act of kindness, so that will have to wait for when the opportunity comes along. I have decided to move on now, I could wait until friday and start my March goals then, but I feel so motivated right now. I’ll post my new goals tomorrow.

#2 Read 1 book

#6 Contact book (read about that here)

#8 Get photos in albums

#16 Visit one museum

#52 Make 2 cookbook recipes

#53 Make 2 pinterest recipes

#68 Try 1 new food (It was technically not a food, but a beverage, but I’ll count it in)

#77 Do 1 random act of kindness

#87 Add 20 things to the list of 500 things I’m grateful for

#95 Cleaning routine (read about that here – Now I just need to stick to it for 1 month)

#99 Make a budget

101 in 1001 #2: February 2014 update

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In January I posted about what goal I wanted to focus on until the end of February. There’s still almost three weeks left of February but I thought it was time for a status update.

#2 Read 1 book

  • I’m working on this one as I am currently reading Libba Bray “A Great and Terrible Beauty“. It’s easy to read and doesn’t require too much thinking (I know that that doesn’t sound like a compliment, but right now that’s exactly what I need). I’m 2/3 done, so I expect to finish it by the end of the month.

#6 Contact book

  • I need to find the perfect book for this so I haven’t really made much progress on this goal.

#8 Get photos in albums

  • I got all of my photos into three albums, so now I just need to date all of them and name all of the people in the photos before I forget who they are.

#16 Visit one museum

#52 Make 2 cookbook recipes

  • No progress

#53 Make 2 pinterest recipes

  • No progress

#68 Try 1 new food

  • No progress

#77 Do 1 random act of kindness

  • No progress

#87 Add 20 things to the list of 500 things I’m grateful for

  • I’ve added 14 things so far, it’s proved to be a challenging task.

#95 Cleaning routine

  • I’ve made a routine now I just need to stick to it. I’ll post the routine I came up with next week.

#99 Make a budget

  • This weeks challenge is to create a basic budget.

All in all, I must say that I’m quite pleased with my progress.

Winter Bucket List Update

I’m kind of disappointed with my self about this one, because I still have so many goals to finish, and some of them I can see already now that they wont get finished.

  • Build a snowman
  • Take a walk while it’s snowing (We didn’t get proper snow in Copenhagen until the middle of January, so I don’t know whether I will be able to finish all my “snow-goals”)
  • Go Sledding
  • Feed birds out my window
  • Decorate for Christmas (Not going to happen)
  • Decorate the tree
  • Knit a blanket
  • Finish PL 2013
  • Drink hot chocolate after a walk in the snow
  • Watch the Winter Olympics
  • Make soup or porridge more often
  • Start a tradition of movienights (Starting on Wednesday)
  • Try baking in my tiny oven
  • Read three books (I’ve almost read one, so maybe this is still doable, if I actually take my time)
  • Knit a sweater (Not going to happen)
  • Blow Ice bubbles (It haven’t really been cold enough yet this year)

2014 Goals and Resolutions

So at the beginning of my Filofax I have a list of goals I want to reach in the new year. I keep the list here in order to stay focused.

The goals are pretty much the same as in my 2014 Plan post.

  • Finish 12 projects
  • Preserve 12 different foods
  • Watch 50 new movies
  • Bike 3000 km
  • Walk 750 km
  • 52 new things (not including movies)
  • Bake 12 new cakes

Apart from this list of goals I also have a little “pep talk” in the front. It’s focused around one word “forward” which, so far, is my word of the year, I’m not sure it’s going to stick for the entire year, but for now it seems appropriate, I might explain why I chose that word in another blog post.

I’m not going to share the exact wording with you (it’s in Danish and it would probably take me quite a while to translate it, to give off the same meaning), but it’s basically a reminder to let go, to take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities and challenges I’m going to meet in 2014.

Winter Bucket List

  • Build a snowman
  • Take a walk while it’s snowing
  • Go Sledding
  • Feed birds out my window
  • Decorate for Christmas
  • Decorate the tree
  • Knit a blanket
  • Finish PL 2013
  • Drink hot chocolate after a walk in the snow
  • Watch the Winter Olympics
  • Make soup or porridge more often
  • Start a tradition of movienights
  • Try baking in my tiny oven
  • Read three books
  • Knit a sweater
  • Blow Ice bubbles

52 New Things

52 newDo you have a ”bucket/life” list? I do, I have a list of things I want to do in life. In 2014 I’m going to try 52 new things. Some will be big, like visiting a new country others will be smaller like making a certain dish for the first time. I chose the idea is that I will do one each week on average, but I shouldn’t feel obligated to do one every week. Life always happens and next year I will have a lot of things on my plate, some weeks I might do more others maybe none, the objective is to keep moving forward and experiencing new things.

To mention some new things that happened this year

  • I got my first plant – It’s still alive (Mostly at least)
  • I boiled a whole chicken for the first time – which is a big thing for me
  • I visited China
  • I got my first leather jacket

Ideas for 2014

  • Visit France
  • Knit a sweater
  • Get an orchid

2014 plans

It’s December and there is less than a month until 2014 arises, I don’t really care for resolutions, but it gives me an excuse for planning. I have so many ideas and projects in mind (thank you Pinterest!). I will share a few with you guys. In this post I will just list the general ideas and throughout December I will write more detailed posts on each of them (and if you are lucky, and my exams don’t stress me out, you will get a bonus post on the subject).

  • 52 new things
  • Memory keeping
  • Travel
  • Goals
  • 12 projects

Update on my 24 things

  1. Bake a tiered cake for my birthday
  2. Travel to Jordan
  3. Travel to China
  4. Visit 3 museums
  5. Find an internship
  6. Move into a larger apartment
  7. Read 3 novels
  8. Take more photos with my camera not my phone
  9. Walk 500 km
  10. Bike 1000 km Changing this to 3000 km
  11. Keep up with my memorykeeping
  12. Make new friends
  13. Donate money to a charity of my choosing every month
  14. Make a playlist for every month with 20-30 songs
  15. Take a weekend break
  16. Donate blood (I might not make this one, as I have to wait 6 months after leaving China)
  17. Start taking photographs again
  18. Watch 120 movies
  19. Watch 240 episodes
  20. Spend one day watching movies (at least 12 hours)

24 things I will do in year 24:

Well it’s only 20 so far, I’m leaving a little room for new ideas (read: I couldn’t come up with more).

  1. Bake a tiered cake for my birthday
  2. Travel to Jordan
  3. Travel to China
  4. Visit 3 museums
  5. Find an internship
  6. Move into a larger apartment
  7. Read 3 novels
  8. Take more photos with my camera not my phone
  9. Walk 500 kms.
  10. Bike 1000 kms.
  11. Keep up with my memorykeeping
  12. Make new friends
  13. Donate money to a charity of my choosing every month
  14. Make a playlist for every month with 20-30 songs
  15. Take a weekend break
  16. Donate blood
  17. Start taking photographs again
  18. Watch 120 movies
  19. Watch 240 episodes
  20. Spend one day watching movies (at least 12 hours)