The baby’s taking a nap, so I’m going to rush through my resolution progress!
1. Be Active
March was a half-hearted attempt at being more active, but I think April is going to be my jam. The weather is a lot more consistent – bonus points for being not too cold and not too hot – and so far this month I’ve walked at least 3 miles almost every day. (I skipped the 6th because Sundays are always busy for me and I skipped the 7th because I went on a day trip to my parents’ house.) If you use Endomondo, you can see my progress here. I also started using My Fitness Pal daily again. It was something I used to use but got out of the habit of doing it regularly. You can see that profile here. Feel free to add me on either program, because I’m always looking for new friends to help me stay motivated!
Also, last night I finished the last Vanilla Coke in my box. Hopefully I will be able to avoid the temptation to buy another box. I will probably still order soda when I go out for pizza or something, but hopefully I will be able to cut them out of most of my life.
2. Make Things
This area kind of suffered last month. I started at least two projects that remain half-finished on my needles, and I still haven’t sewn anything on my fancy machine. The quilt that I’m working on for a friend of mine was supposed to have been done by the 31st, and that didn’t happen. I did have to work on some costumes for the school play, so I guess I did make some progress here. It wasn’t much; I repaired a prairie bonnet, stitched yellow ribbon and painted the buttons gold on a suit jacket to make it look like a conductor’s jacket, and I handstitched a mop cap (using this pattern.) And I made a new seasonal letter, which I post whenever I stop being lazy.
3. Take Pictures
I got a new lens! Since I’m going to Oklahoma City on the 19th specifically to take portraits of cosplayers, I bought a prime lens (a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, to be specific). I’ve used it a handful of times, including at the school play.
Doesn’t the mister’s beard look nice here? Anyway, I have really enjoyed the lens so far, and am looking forward to using it in a more professional setting. I’ll be the most amateur photographer there, so I’m a little nervous!
4. Create Lists
Eh, no. I might scratch this one entirely, though Mark says I need to start trying to make a to-do list again to help me stay on track with all the things I want to do this year. I say, “Boo! Lists are boring! My creative mind needs chaos to thrive!” But it’s not entirely true. I do need to start making lists (with time-frames) because there is a lot to do and not enough time to do it.
And there’s the baby! He woke up so now I’ve got to get back to “work.” How are you faring with your personal challenges?