Whoa. April is over.
- Jacob, Jacob, Jacob, Jacob.
Yes! Time with Jacob has been so fun. He is now a high-purple belt in karate; he still misses the grackle that we saved last week. He is an awesome kid.
- Continue to write nearly every weekend.
Yes. I have been doing this. I think I will cool it a bit now that school has started, but I will not stop writing entirely.
- Send two submissions per month.
Yes! Did this too. Even had something accepted – look for an announcement about new work in the next couple weeks! Again, I think I may cool it a bit in the coming months as I dig back in with school. I’ll probably still try to hit the 2 subs per month, though for a while there I was being a little more ambitious with it.
- Complete NaPoMo.
Oh my goodness. I did it. I actually did it. In fact, I did 32 poems (instead of 30). I got some really solid drafts, and I’m very excited about it. My brain is exhausted. Though I noticed today that at lunchtime, I started to turn over ideas for new poems without realizing it. (Lunch time is when I did a lot of my writing during NaPoMo.)
- Spend more time geocaching.
I attemped to geocache yesterday. Big fail – did not find. I did, however, traipse through a lovely cemetry. Pictures on Facebook, if we’re friends there. And I did hit a few caches earlier in April, too.
- Participate in Donna’s Poetry Tow Truck exercises.
A couple of my poems for NaPoMo were loosely inspired by Donna’s prompts, so I’m going to say yes.
- School, school, school.
Yes! School started yesterday, in fact, and I’m already in the thick of it. This semester: Lit, Cinema, and a computer class.
- Think about finding a new job, or learn to balance work/life more appropriately in this one.
I have only two things to say here: 1) I did not bring work home with me at all during April. 2) There is some discussion happening about changes for me at the office. Both of these things good things.
- Act less on impulse and more out of kindness.
I think this subject requires an entirely separate blog. But to intro that: Andrea recently reminded me of three questions our acupuncturist requires an answer to: “Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?”
- Weed out the negativity.
Slowly. But surely.
- Make time to blog twice a week (it stimulates the muses, you know).
Yes. In fact, I blogged nearly every single day in April.
- Take more pictures.
Yes. As above, see Facebook if we’re friends there.
- Stick with kickboxing.
Yes. More on that later this week, as the studio is thinking about changing the classes to be multi-discipline.
- Lose some weight.
Again, slowly. But surely. And at the very least, I’m eating (and feeling) a lot healthier than before.