Another month. Yikes. Let’s dig in:
- Jacob, Jacob, Jacob, Jacob.
Yes. Did I mention I like this kid a lot? I know it seems like a no-brainer, but I have recently encountered too many people who don’t like their kids. Anyway. We’re having fun. Last weekend I took him to Ikea and he had such a good time. It was awesome.
- Continue to write nearly every weekend.
Yes, still doing this. There’s a whole other blog (which I have written part of here) about how I am feeling disconnected from poetry right now, but I am still writing. I think even when I don’t want to participate in the business side of poetry (the submitting and workshopping and whatever) I’m still going to be writing. It just feels right.
- Send two submissions per month.
Yes, I definitely did this in March. I sent to Anti- (rejected in a total of 5 days) and somewhere else (not having access to the Excel sheet I keep for submissions, I can’t remember who, of course). I might struggle to do this in April, but I will continue to keep it on the list.
- Complete NaPoMo.
Yikes. Starts tomorrow.
- Spend more time geocaching.
Hoping to do so this weekend.
- Participate in Donna’s Poetry Tow Truck exercises.
Still on the table, though I have not directly responded to an exercise lately.
- School, school, school.
Yes! Yes yes! I am studying for a CLEP and then a TECEP (which is like a CLEP but college-specific) and I have 3 classes starting in May. Yes! I am going to be done in a year, and then looking at Master’s programs. I am abso-funking-lutely determined to get this shiz over with.
- Think about finding a new job, or learn to balance work/life more appropriately in this one.
Hah. Well, I have actually been doing better. I have been bringing work home less frequently, though I have continued to be incredibly stressed and frustrated. In fact, I had a pretty frank discussion this week with my boss about it. I don’t know that anything will change, but it’s good for both of us to talk it out, I think.
- Act less on impulse and more out of kindness.
Again, still working on this one. I had occasion this month to seriously consider my own character flaws and how they impact the people around me. I think there are some changes I can make which might help this whole impulse/kindness thing, and what I’m realizing is that I need to learn to make kindness an impulse, rather than something I have to thoughtfully consider. I want kindness to be reflexive, instinctual.
- Weed out the negativity.
- Make time to blog twice a week (it stimulates the muses, you know).
Well, I took a much need interwebz hiatus at the beginning of the month. Other than that, I’m still rolling.
- Take more pictures.
Yes! I have been doing this! If we are friends on Facebook, you have probably noticed. If we are not, well, you can always look at my Flickr. Two weekends ago I took a drive with Donna to shoot some photographs. Don’t get me wrong – I certainly don’t see myself as some incredibly talented photographer, but I’m having fun with it. It’s for me.
- Stick with kickboxing.
Yes! I am still doing this. And it feels good. I have also started running this week; this does not feel good, and is incredibly painful, but I will keep doing it because Jacob needs to train to run a mile for his next belt test.
- Lose some weight.
Yes. I have lost some weight. I will keep going.