Wednesday, March 2, 2016

February Recap and March Goals

And just like that, it's already March ~ so crazy! March is an exciting month though, because it includes the beginning of spring and, this year, Easter! For me personally, March is a big month because my thesis is due at the end of it... eeek! So on one hand, I'm looking forward to this new month, while on the other hand, I'm bracing myself a bit!

With a new month comes a new set of monthly goals. I mentioned in this post and in this post, 2016 is all about focus for me, and about delighting in being a student. To help myself grow in these ways, I'm setting concrete, baby-steps goals for myself in some key areas of my life. This includes monthly goals, which I started in February and which I share here on the blog, partially to hold myself accountable and also in hopes that it will encourage you in your goals too!

So today, I'm joining in on the With Grit & Grace link-up and sharing with you my February recap and my March goals.


F E B R U A R Y  R E C A P

Academic Goals: 
1. Work on my thesis for 90 minutes every day.
Okay, so I definitely did not spend an exact hour and a half on my thesis every single day. However, I did work on it for a chunk of time on most days (except for one week when I was totally in an unmotivated slump). So while I didn't accomplish this goal precisely, I did accomplish it to some degree. Progress!

2. Stay on top of readings.
I wasn't horrible with this goal, but I definitely wasn't perfect at it either. For example, I fell behind in my reading for my class on novels, because the reading consists of, well, novels...which are long. Nonetheless, I was pretty good about keeping up with the reading for my other classes, and when I fell behind, I made efforts to catch up. So once again, progress!

Personal Goal: Limit my spending.
Guys, I did great on this one ~ I'm super proud of myself. I only spent money unnecessarily like three times all month. It helps that I included avoiding spending money unnecessarily in my Lenten resolutions, to better keep myself on track and focused on bigger, better, and more necessary money-spending in the future.

Spiritual Goal: Discern and stick to my Lenten resolutions.
As I just mentioned, I gave up spending money unnecessarily for Lent, as well as taking the elevator (I live on the fourth flour of my dorm). These have proven to be helpful and fruitful sacrifices for me so far this Lent!

And now, here are my academic, personal, and spiritual goals for March:

M A R C H  G O A L S

Academic Goal: Work on, write, and finish my thesis.
It's getting down to crunch time, guys: my thesis is due right before Easter. So I need to renew my February goal of working on my thesis every day, and take it up a notch. I want to, and need to, put work into this paper every day, write it, and finish it!

Personal Goal: Try a capsule wardrobe.
I've been thinking about and looking into the idea of a capsule wardrobe lately, and I've decided I want to give it a try! It'll have to wait until I get back from spring break (which I'm currently home for), but I'll jump into it as soon as I can. Hopefully I'll post about it here on the blog along the way!

Spiritual Goal: Finish out Lent strong and celebrate Easter.
I want to stay strong these last few weeks of Lent, continuing to stick to my resolutions and striving to grow spiritually. I want to maintain a disciplined, penitential, and meditative spirit to prepare for Christ's passion and death. Then when Easter comes, I will rejoice in and celebrate his resurrection with great joy. (Can't wait!)


How did you do on your February goals? What are your goals for this coming month?

Sincerely,
~Stephanie

15 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read more about your capsule wardrobe experience! I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe, I just don't know how to go about getting one.

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    1. Thanks! I'm a little nervous about it myself, but I'm also excited to give it a shot... We'll see how it goes!!

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  2. It just hit me as I read your post - Easter is this month & that means warm weather too! Whoop! Great goals, hope March goes well for you! :)

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    1. Thank you, Allison! And yay for warm weather! :)

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  3. Great job on your goal to limit your spending!!

    I am also looking forward to reading about your capsule wardrobe. I'm intrigued, but don't know if I would ever take the time to do it.

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    1. Thank you, Emily! :) I'm a little nervous about trying a capsule wardrobe, but am intrigued by it too, and excited!!

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  4. Great goals! I've been trying to limit my unnecessary spending too, it's hard but so worth it right?!
    Annie
    http://www.miscellannieous.com/

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    1. Thanks, Annie! Yes, it can be super hard...but definitely worth it!!

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  5. I started a capsule wardrobe in the fall and loved having simple pieces that can be thrown together and still look stylish. I need to work on getting rid of clothes I didn't wear and putting together my spring capsule wardrobe. Stopping by from Grit and Grace, hope you linkup with my goals linkup and Small Victories Sunday Linkup too.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Tanya! That's great that you had such a good experience doing a capsule wardrobe. I'm excited to be giving it a try!

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  6. Thank you, Allison! And yay for warm weather! :)

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  7. Thank you, Emily! :) I'm a little nervous about trying a capsule wardrobe, but am intrigued by it too, and excited!

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  8. Thanks, Annie! Yes, it can be super hard...but definitely worth it!

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  9. Thanks for stopping by, Tanya! That's great that you had such a good experience doing a capsule wardrobe. I'm excited to be giving it a try!

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  10. Thanks, Callie! I'm a little nervous about it myself, but I'm also excited to give it a shot... We'll see how it goes!!

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