Remember me? Although my presence around the blogosphere hasn’t been too apparent, I’ve been getting a lot of things done behind the scenes. February was good to me. I honestly can’t complain too much about all that has occurred. With all of the good, I’m finding it so much harder to focus on the few bad days that I’ve had.
I think my biggest accomplishment for February was my acceptance of an opportunity to teach Algebra I sessions to the underserved community, which I talked about in my previous post. I had so many doubts before accepting this duty, mainly because of my disdain for math altogether, but algebra is the only math that I sorta appreciate and enjoy. I was off this Saturday and every 4th Saturday of the month — which gives me ample time to
lay in bed all day and watch House of Cards get my future lessons together and organize my lesson plans and prepare for March.
For March, I’m mostly planning for my sister’s wedding and getting my thesis together. I received some good news earlier last week where I may still be able to participate in our spring commencement ceremony. But if not, I’ll finish when I do. I’ve learned that theses cannot be rushed at. all. The thesis must be respected yall. I ain’t lying.
Besides those two things, and a few projects that I’ve been exerting much of my energy towards (I’ll go into detail at a later date), I really want to continue progressing in other aspects of my life.
+ Constant Release Therapy. I’m pulling this one from Dara and her February Goals post. I, too, get so involved with different projects–from teaching, to my full time job as an Application Test Analyst, to photoshoots, and this blog. I want to try to devote more time a week to all of my part time gigs.
+ Read More Books. According to my Currently Reading section to the right, I’ve been reading The Happiness Project for what.. a year now? LOL! Lately, the only things that I’ve had time to read are Release Notes for new builds, emails, and theses and white papers about robotics. I can typically read about 5 books in a weekend, but my day-to-day activities prevent me from reading as many. But I still want to at least read one book a week, or every other week if I can. At least then, I can get through my To Read stack that’s been resting for quite some time on my nightstand.
+ Physical Health. I haven’t been able to get to the gym like I’ve planned due to a root canal, but I have chosen cleaner and healthier foods to consume, increased my water intake, and I’ve been trying to get as much sleep as possible.
+ Financial Health. I’ve been doing a pretty good job with saving as much as I can. I’ve always been good at separating what we want versus what we need, but I’m much, much better at it. Probably because of my annoying, inconsiderate, loud, trashy neighbors — but that’s a post for another day. The disdain is SO real.
+ Mental & Spiritual Health. This has to be one of my most elite of goals every month. With everything that goes on around me, it’s SO easy to get distracted and let certain things affect you. I’ve decided to completely eliminate my social media intake during the week. And I wish I would have done it much sooner. It’s working so well that I may eventually delete all of them. (keyword: may) Doing this has left me with so much more time to get things done, the ability to be more focused and present in my moments, and has allowed me to escape from the nonsense.
I also created a planner back in December and it is working wonders for me. I think what I like most about the planner I created is my Gratitude section and my weekly page for Sundays to have my time with God. I’ll blog more about my reasoning at a later time as well.
Here’s to a new month. Happy March, guys! This year is truly flying!
March baby, be good to me!