My due date is quickly approaching and I'm only 25% ready (both mentally and in terms of having material things ready). I guess I should get busy on that, huh? Crib needs set up, baby clothes need washed, I need to clean up the car seat... the list is just beginning.
The other day I started looking through my Happiness Project notebook because I realized I hadn't even checked my goals for September to see what I can focus on. The theme I had chosen at the beginning of the year was "Challenges" (imagine me laughing hysterically here).
As I was looking at my goals, I was surprised to see that I've actually accomplished some of them. Here is the list:
- Learn a new skill - A friend of mine is teaching me to knit socks. I've never done more than a scarf or blanket before, so this was kind of a big deal for me. Goal reached.
- Take a class on something - I signed up for a Project Management class online and I've really enjoyed the distraction. Goal reached.
- Attend a networking event - this I did not do. Since I'm preparing for maternity leave, it hasn't been a high priority.
- Join or get active in a group - I recently joined a crafting group in the area and I've met some really awesome people. I've even made new friends (I know, I'm shocked about it too). Goal reached.
- Engage in a daily challenge - Getting out of bed can be a daily challenge, but I'm still doing it. However, this wasn't exactly what I had in mind so I can't say I actually attained this goal.
- Make a "crazy idea" list - this is a bucket list of sorts but it's more of a personal project list. I wish I could remember what originally inspired this and I haven't actually made the list, but it might be something I'll actually delve into in the future.
- Create a storehouse of positive quotes and decorate my favorites. My sister-in-law does something like this and she is the original inspiration for that idea.
- Compile positive tips and try them
- Help others / volunteer for something. I've already signed up to do a walk for depression awareness and suicide prevention and I've raised over $600 so far. So that's a start anyway.
- Avoid saying anything negative. (Have you ever tried this for just a day? It's a lot harder than it seems)