Artist of Life: Quarter 1 of 2018 in Review

Okay, now that we’re finally done with the first QUARTER of 2018 (ahh!) I probably share with y’all what I did, what I didn’t do (but should’ve), and how I want to take (or adjust) that into the second quarter. So if you’re ready, let’s go! And if not, oh 🐋.

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So January, oh January, this was over all my best month out of the three for habits. You would’ve thought with my detox from mid February to the end of March would have made March better, but hey, what can you say?!

The biggest thing I struggle with, is getting on that yoga train, hence why I have it on my tracker, to attempt to make me realize how infrequently I do yoga. I love doing yoga shortly before bed, and doing the easier rounds of it. Sometimes I’ll do a guided session from an app on my Amazon firestick, and other times, I’ll do those moves on my own, but allow my body dictate how long I should be in those positions.

Some successes I had during January, was the fact that I did my taxes right away, had one of my newer credit cards raise the limit, since I’ve been paying at least the minimum each month, and got some needed travel things for this summer and whenever else I travel, like a hard-cased suitcase (that isn’t black!), and luggage tags.

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So February was a little different. February was better for yoga, and I started a month and a half long social media (minus YouTube) detox.

From the social media detox, I noticed a lot. I have been gradually editing my social media accounts to be a lot more organized, adult-like, and more tailored to my interests now, instead of 5-8 years ago (like Facebook). I didn’t miss some parts of it, like the amount of notifications you’d get. I don’t have to deal with drama all too often, so that’s a blessing. The main thing I missed, and where I think some of what happened, did happen, was because I enjoy the connectiveness of what social media has created, and I love the accountability of friends and the groups I’m in, without getting too exhausted by others, as introverts like myself get exhausted easier.

I got this blog up and started, I did some bookings for a concert in August, as well as my hair appointment that just happened. I paid off some debt, and was approved for a credit card.

I treated myself to both of Jordan Peterson’s programs, which I really need to finish the one. I should work on it tonight.

February was a handful, as you can see, but wait till you see March!

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March was a weird one. I totally dropped the ball, hence me not even finishing my book for the month! I went and saw the dentist, and found out that I need my wisdom teeth pulled out (the only 2 I have).

I did Easter weekend, Palm Sunday, and St Patrick’s day with my dad. I know Easter was technically April Fool’s, but we did church on Holy Saturday, and it was very nice, even for someone who isn’t that into religion. It’s an experience to go and do, if you’re open minded like myself, and like to learn.

I got tickets for 2 solo dates while I’m out in California, one to Kevin Hart, and the other to Disneyland the next day. I also got tickets to go see Panic! in July, with friends.

Just because I booked and did a lot of fun stuff, doesn’t mean that I didn’t do just those and work my “day” job. I did babe’s taxes for him (pampered much?! haha), and like I said earlier, went to the dentist. I went 10 years or so without going to the dentist! That’s forever in teeth time lol. I also paid off a medical bill.

As you can see, I do better with accountability outside of myself, and the more people I have (sort of), the better I can do.

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To recap what all has gone on during the first quarter of 2018, I’ll be generalizing what I wrote in my review book, and the 2 pages for the quarterly review.

I’m proud of the fact that I did both babe and I’s taxes long before they were due (didn’t do them last minute, and not even in April!), as well as going to the dentist. I rewarded myself by getting my hair done, and treating myself to a second solo date in June.

I’m proud of keeping up at my job, and getting a raise. With that, I of course am treating myself with the 2 week vacation in June, and the concerts I’m attending.

I’m proud of myself for keeping the job I’ve had for the past almost 5 years, and budgeting well, as well as working on my credit, and because of that, I could also take time off to spend with my dad, for all of the Easter holidays, and St Patrick’s day.

Over the last 3 months, I’ve learned that if I truly want something, I have to truly go after it, and make sure it happens, because no one else will do the work for you. The whole experience needs to be mine, if I want it. Even down to the planning, and making things as easy as possible, if I want it, I have to take the chance.

During the next 3 months, I’m looking forward to so much, which will be my post tomorrow! Check back tomorrow, to see what I have planned through the end of June, and to join me on my journey, and keep me accountable to all my goals!

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