It’s somehow April. What?! How did this happen?! I’m sure we can’t have had three whole months of 2017 yet, can we?!
Anyway, here’s a review of March, since today’s date isn’t an April fool…
Things that happened in March
I went to Liverpool Comic Con, dyed my hair red and had some lovely relaxing weekends with my family. I went to the dentist on my own, spent 10 days sewing leaves onto my Poison Ivy costume and ate out way too much. I had a minor ‘omg I’m rubbish at writing and my job and everything’ blip a couple of weeks ago, but I pushed past it and began working harder to be more creative. I started re-learning HTML, started drawing again and finally managed to organise my jewellery box and get rid of the stuff I never wear.
Things I learned in March
- Taking lots of photos really drains your phone battery.
- Semi-permanent red hair dye will make every shower look like a horror film.
- If you pull a weird face in a photo, your friend will zoom in and send you a huge and terrifying photo of your weird face.
- After sewing thousands of leaves onto a costume, you’ll never want to see a leaf again.
- How to use HTML to make text reverse. Because those are skills you need in life.
Music of March
- Die Antwoord – Enter the Ninja
- Die Antwoord – Baby’s on Fire
- Steve Aoki – Boneless
- Fall Out Boy – Centuries
Working on my goals
I started the month by buying a monthly bus pass, which works out so much cheaper than the weekly tickets I’ve been buying. I also sold my car (which I hadn’t used in almost three years), sold my old laptops and worked on decreasing our monthly food bill.
Dieting took a backseat this month because of Comic Con costume stress, going out and people buying us Easter chocolate. I didn’t keep a food diary, didn’t plan any meals and ate as much cake and chocolate as I liked. Hopefully next month will be a lot better!
What is exercise, again?!
Goals for April
1. Do significant work on the novel I started last year through NaNoWriMo.
Last April I took part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where you are challenged to write 50,000 words in one month. I was going to attempt it again this month, however, I haven’t had time to fully plan anything, because I kept getting distracted by what I wrote last year. Weirdly, despite feeling like I was struggling through chapters last year, it’s actually quite good, and re-reading it made me so excited about the plot and characters that I felt I had to go back to it. So that’s what this month’s going to be about. Editing, writing, re-writing and refining the plot. And I’ll be doing NaNoWriMo in July instead, hopefully. When I’ve got a new plot that I’m as excited about.
2. Write something every day.
Whether this is a blog post, short story, poem or part of my novel.
3. Blog 8 times
I’ve got so many post ideas, which I’m determined to write up this month!
4. Read 4 books
While I hate reading goals, my to-read pile is huge, so I’m challenging myself to read one book a week this month. Under the condition that I don’t rush any of the books. Hopefully making this goal will force me to make more time for reading and spend less time mindlessly scrolling through Facebook.
March in Figures
Weight lost: 5lbs.
Books read: 1 (but I did read about 70 comics)
Exercise done: Hahahahahahahaha.
Blogs posted: 4
Money saved: £520
How was your month?