I say it time and time again but it’s still true: the year has been going by quick! March is approaching with great speed and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. If you’re not fully aware of how quick the year is coming, stop and reflect on everything you’ve done this year so far. Now, look at the date. Scary, right? In honor of the new month, I’ve compiled a list of holidays you can look forward to. So here are some things coming up during the month of March!
- World Wildlife Day – Saturday, March the 3rd.
- Daylight Savings Time – Sunday, March the 11th.
- St. Patrick’s Day – Saturday, March the 17th.
- International Day of Happiness – Tuesday, March the 20th
- World Water Day – Thursday, March the 22nd.
- Palm Sunday – Sunday, March the 25th.
- Good Friday – Friday, March the 30th.
A new month means new bullet journal spreads, new goals, and new things to look forward to. As we say goodbye to February, I’d like to reflect on my previous monthly goals.
My February Goals were to:
- Walk 25 miles
- Work on my novel
- Keep up with a blog schedule
- Read 3-4 books
- Achieve 500 Followers on Instagram
Did I Achieve These Goals?
Unfortunately I didn’t achieve all of them. Trey and I cut back on walking due to weather and being extremely busy. I definitely did not walk 25 miles. I missed a few posting days for my blog, but other than that the rest of my blogging schedule went okay. I did read books. I have this app on my phone called Wattpad where you can read the work of others. It’s a great app to broaden your reading horizons. However, in light of my recent facebook question, I think it’s about time for me to hit the library.
If you have any book recommendations, be sure to head over to my facebook to comment! Click here to take you there!
I’m actually in love with the bullet journal spread that I created this morning. I fused two ideas that I saw on Pinterest and it turned into this. I may not be good at drawing, but I am proud of how this turned out.
During March, I really want to focus on bettering my blog and improving my interactions. To do so, I’ve created two pages in my bullet journal to help me keep track of the goals that I achieve: March Goals and March Milestone Tracker! I also included three quotes to remind me to push forward.
My March Goals:
- Instagram – 600 followers
- Facebook – 600 followers
- Twitter – 50 followers
- Pinterest – 100 followers
- One thousand views
- One hundred comments
- Write everyday
- Work on novel
My Monthly Inspirational Quotes
I will press toward the mark for the prize in the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
– Philippians 3:14
I chose this scripture verse first because it immediately popped into my head. When I was younger, I was involved in a church group and this was our motto. It’s definitely helped me achieve a lot of things in life.
A goal should scare you a little, and excite you a lot.
– Joe Vitale
I chose this quote because it’s 100% true. Setting something to accomplish can be scary and feel so far away, but it’s also exciting to push forward and accept what is to come.
“Success doesn’t come from what yo do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.”
(If you know the original speaker, please inform me so I may update.)
I chose this quote to remind me to me persistent and stay on top of my goals. Goals can’t achieve themselves unless you put everything you’ve got into them.
I’ve included a milestone tracker so that I can color in sections when I achieve it. This is going to help remind me of what I’m going for, what I’m accomplishing, and what I’m going to accomplish. Even if you don’t have a bullet journal, I recommend to make some form of goal tracker for yourself and put it somewhere you’ll see it everyday and want to work on it.
I also want to talk about making a vision board to help with goal setting and achieving. Today, I decided to take the afternoon to create one for myself to look at every day and keep my eye on the things I want to pursue in life. It only cost me 40 cents to make it, as I already had everything but the board in the house.
D.I.Y Vision Board
What You’ll Need:
- An old book, magazine, or newspaper
- Some scissors
- Some glue/tape
- A poster board (Pick any size or color you want.)
- Your hands 😉
You can include anything you want in your vision board and arrange it to look up to your personal standards. Everything can be neat and straight, or messy and unorganized. A vision board lives up to YOUR vision.
Start by cutting out any words or pictures that peak your interest. You can choose some phrases you want to create! I chose:
- Don’t forget to be a boss.
- Strike a pose and walk it out in bold steps
- It’s time to protect all life and give back to the earth.
- Inspire unity
- Reach new heights
- Be someone
I also pasted some words that reminded me out who I want to be as a person. Words like:
- Study; and more.
I won’t lie, sitting over a board all afternoon absolutely killed my back, but I love the outcome and the message I created with it.
This week, I decided to freestyle my weekly spread and create it as the week goes on. SO sadly, there will be no photos available until the end of the week! I can say that my Monday is going very well and I’m super excited for March to arrive.
More news, my mommy is coming to visit Trey and I in just two weeks and I’m so happy because I haven’t seen her since November! It’s going to be a blast showing her around the city that I now call home and I hope she likes it just as much as I do. Look out for a blog post featuring the adventures we take and lots of Instagram photos!
I hope you enjoyed today’s post on saying goodbye to February and welcoming March! Stay tuned for a new beauty discussion on Wednesday!