Here’s To A Productive Month

Hello fellow readers!

Since “unplugging” from social media, I was able to take a step back, take a deep breath, and once again find joy in the things that I’ve been doing. Most importantly, I’ve been learning to find balance in my every day life. So while I know I need to keep a clean house, I realize that I need to still make time for the things that I enjoy doing. There is absolutely no need for me to spend every other weekend (my ONLY weekends off) cleaning the house.

While I have several “goals” that I want to accomplish this month, I’m hoping that an end result is some kind of routine for me.

My April Goals Are:

  • write 30,000 words for Camp NaNoWriMo
  • read 10 books
  • run/walk at least one mile a day
  • daily Instagram post
  • Catch up on #prettybasic podcast episodes
  • post regularly on Twitter (follow me @itsjustmeashb)
  • Create and conquer spring cleaning list
  • research schools (apply?)
  • practice Yoga and meditation
  • more self-care days
  • book hair appointment (highlights & cut!)
  • ween myself from processed foods

I’m actually really happy with how I set up my goals this month. The main theme is definitely getting back to doing what I love, which is reading and writing. Also, did you notice I put “research schools”? Because, yes, I am finally looking at going back to school to get a degree.

At the moment I’m torn between what I want to go for. The company I work for is more likely to pay for tuition for a degree more focused on biology or business, or communication, because obviously me learning that can benefit them if I continue to apply those skills in the workforce. But at the same time, I really want to go for a bachelor’s in creative writing. Downside to that is it is highly unlikely that I could be reimbursed for my tuition, which could be pretty expensive.

One thing I have considered is going through Coursera, or an equivalent, to get a Certificate for creative writing because I still really want to learn more. And then I can take actual college credited courses for Business. I’m not really sure yet.

If any of you have online school recommendations, please share in the comments below!

Thank you all for reading, and until next time………….

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