Monthly Goals: March 2018

I took a break in February after my father passed away so I could be with my mom and try to heal. It’s still all surreal; almost like he is in the hospital and we are waiting for him to be released.

I really need to concentrate on getting a grip of this depression, I have a feeling it can consume me if I’m not careful. I am so thankful for Matt being here for me and standing strong even on the bad days, the days I’ve cried all non stop and can barely manage to get out of bed. There he is with a smile, kiss, & apple juice. ~sigh~ Think I’ll keep him.

I find my brain needing a creative outlet as well. It would be great if said outlet could generate a little extra income too but I’m not going to firmly press that at the moment. I can barely draw a stick person but I would love to doodle and maybe paint?

Let’s set those goals for the month of March and check them off with ease!

Get outside // I’ve all but become a recluse since dads passing. I go to work or I’ll go to Matthews then straight to my room when I get home. I want to sit on the deck to read or shoot my bow.

Walk 5 miles each week // With being outside I figure I need fresh air but also my body needs a little love too. I felt great when I was running and doing races (the most comfortable outfits I own come from here), I was in the best shape of my life. Since I’ve gained 25 pounds along with loosing motivation.

Become vegetarian // I rarely eat meats or fish so it only seems appropriate. I’ve opted for the lacto-ovo vegetarianism, I looooove cheese!

Bullet journaling // I have wanted to start a bullet journal for I don’t know how long now. It was overwhelming with all the styles and options of setting one up but I’m ready. I’ve made my list so now it’s time to get to work.

Read One Book // I’m currently reading three different books. Two of the books are self help type books and the other is Stephen King “Finders Keepers”. This isn’t normal for me, I’ve never tried reading more than one book at a time. I’ve noticed the self help books are harder to flip through because I’m trying to learn all I can.

There will be a lot of soul searching this month, I want to be comfortable in my body (which I’ve never really been), find my own personal style (I’m loving boho but also casual outfits), get closer to my faith, and learn to manifest opportunities that’ll help moving forward.


30 thoughts on “Monthly Goals: March 2018

  1. Sorry to hear about your father. It is inconceivable to me what that would be like! I hope you take as much time as you need and be gentle with yourself. We are here for any support you might need. Great post too x

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  2. Apologies on your loss. My prayers are with you and your mom. My favorite part of this is when you said getting closer to your faith-that is the most important and best thing you can ever do for yourself. Your faith in Christ will do more for than these self-help books ever will-He WILL sustain you & wants to do everything for you, rely on Him. I’m here to talk if you’d ever like.God bless

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  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. It’s good that you have someone there who can take care of you when you need it.

    I hope getting outside and moving around more will help a bit. That’s one goal I have for the month too. I definitely haven’t been as active lately and I need to start doing that more, especially if I want to keep losing weight.

    I tend to read a few books at a time, but if you’re not used to it, it can be hard to get through one of them.


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  4. Oh my sweet friend ❤ I’m so incredibly sorry to hear about your loss and am sending much love and healing your way. I can’t imagine what you are going through right now but I love that you are hoping to focus on your needs this month.m, and that you will be spending some time doing things that bring you great joy.

    Please reach out if there is ever anything I can do—even if you just want someone to listen ❤ ❤ ❤

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  5. I’m so sorry for your lost. I’ve been recently diagnosed with depression too so I can relate in the aspect of trying to get through each day as they come. I love the idea of monthly goals, I posted a blog post today about inspiration and motivation and am in the process of talking about my goals that I want to achieve by 2019. I love your style of writing definitely will keep up with your posts. Sending love and hoping you’re doing as ok as you can right now. Annie Xxx

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  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m glad you’re taking the time you need to heal, and also that you have people around you. You’ve got some really great goals this month, and I wish you the best of luck with them.

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  7. Sending you lots of love and hugs–I’m so sorry again about the loss of your father. :[ I’m glad you have someone there for you, and feel free to take as much time as you need. ❤

    I wish you the best of luck to you on your goals! I'm hoping to get outside more when the weather improves a tad bit more, and hooray for bullet journaling! It took me a while to finally start too, but I really like it–it helps me to get my life together (if not that, I at least feel like I have my life together because of it ._.).

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  8. You will achieve your goals because deep within you seem to understand that a better YOU will benefit so many of your friends and people you care for. Keep going. We all have goals and we need to be courageous, like you, and put them out there. Please share some of those self help titles you are reading. For my next blog, I will do my best to include a few of the books (audiobooks) that have inspired and moved me forward! Keep the great effort, Leslie. The world needs creative minds and kind hearts like yours! And you WILL find the success that is rightfully waiting to meet you.

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  9. Leslie, thank you for sharing your story. I lost my daddy in 2009 from cancer and it is a life changing experience. The pain will numb in time, but it will never go away. Today, I am filled with joyful memories and a profound feeling he is always with me. His presence in my life comes through at the times I need it most. Presenting in a dream, or memory, song on the radio he is in my heart and continues to be my source of strength. I am excited for you to see the goals you have set for yourself. In my experience, I immersed in my depression for months. The resilience to rise above and set short term goals for myself was lost in my despair. Family and friends, my husband and children, begged me not to die with him. In seeking help, working through the trauma of the memories of the last days of his time with us, I was able to come out of it stronger. It is always easy to say all of this on the flip side 9 years later. I am sending you light and love and hope for you to use your strength, your goals and your desire to live a full life as your healing process. Take care and God bless, 🙂

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  10. I’m so sorry to read that you lost your Dad. It was an extremely difficult time for me in the initial days, weeks and months but having goals to work towards is a good way of moving forwards and having a focus will be good for your mental health. Your man definitely sounds like a keeper. Sending warm hugs and blessings and hoping the memories of your Dad help you through the hard days x

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