I feel like I failed March. I didn’t blog at all, I hardly wrote anything and I spent so much money that my bank account thought my card had been stolen. I ate a ridiculous amount of chocolate, didn’t do enough cleaning and was consistently unorganised. It definitely wasn’t great.
Because of this, I’ve decided to make some goals for April, so I can feel like I’m at least working towards getting myself back on track. Hopefully they’ll work and I’ll turn into a superhuman unicorn, but if they don’t, at least I managed to write a second blog post this month. That’s something, after all.
1. Get my eyebrows done by a trained professional
I inherited wiry caterpillar eyebrows from my dad, and my lazy attempts at tidying them up are not working for me. However, I’m very nervous about getting someone else to do them in case I cry/scream/have a sneezing fit in front of them. Hopefully I can get over the nerves and sneeze in a beautician’s face this month.
Note: no beauticians were harmed in the making of this post.
2. Don’t buy any books
Since unearthing my Kindle I’ve developed an addiction to scrolling through book recommendations and downloading everything that sounds good. While Kindle books tend to be cheaper than physical books, I can’t really afford to buy more books than I actually have time to read in a month, so I’m going to try and not buy any more in April.
3. Learn how to walk in my new glasses
Apparently the eye test I had when I was 5 is no longer an accurate representation of my eyesight, and I’m actually terrible at reading letters in the distance. So, on Saturday, after failing my eye test, I got my first two pairs of glasses.
It turns out glasses don’t instantly make everything perfect and your eyes have to get used them. I’m currently at the stage where I can wear them sitting down, but any stairs or walking feels really weird. Everything feels really close-up, and I have to walk like bloody Bambi so I don’t get too disoriented. Hopefully I get used to them!
4. Make significant progress on my novel/s
If you don’t already know, I’ve been working on two different novels for the past few years. Because I’m ultimately rubbish at dedicating myself to working on these regularly, I rarely make any progress and usually just write the first chapter over and over again. This month I want to make significant progress on at least one of these, whether that’s plotting, writing or developing characters. This WILL be the year I finish a novel!
5. Read all of my unread comics
I’m subscribed to a number of different comics, which means every month I collect the latest issues. For some reason, I’ve forgot to read them over the past few months, so I currently have a backlog of about 75 issues. I’m hoping to get through these by the end of the month so I can finally be up to date on the latest superhero shenanigans.
Yes, I’m a nerd #sorrynotsorry
6. Have a book clear-out
If I don’t I’ll probably drown in a pile of books.
Do you have any goals for April?