We rush to spend time outside when it’s sunny.
Still don’t spend anything. Aside from Tiny TOMS sale on Zulily that I couldn’t resist ($12 for theseas I hoped, including shipping, thanks to a credit I had), I succeeded in sticking to my Buy Nothing challenge. Just completely reprogrammed my buy stuff tendency of late last year. I have no desire to splurge or buy a bunch of stuff. WIN. Also, we’re back in the black. (Or green, since we use Mint.)
Yoga every day. Erm. About half the days were a pathetic mini-yoga session with a few downward dogs and some double pigeon action. I did start doing yoga with Gabe (since I only spend nap time working – no exercise or cooking or cleaning allowed), which has probably been my favorite effect from this intention.
Visit my grandpa.. Snafu with this one. My grandpa’s retirement apartment complex (which also has an assisted living area) is on shut-down because everyone is getting norovirus. So…that has been pushed until next week. I did call him for the first time ever and have a really nice long conversation, wherein he told me, “Yeah, the people here are really old, Ashley.” He is 90.
Give Mike my full attention 3-4 nights a week. Yes! This was an incredibly rewarding goal. Every night that Mike asked me to hang out (ie: talk, watch TV, and eat cereal), I said yes. I didn’t say, “Ahh! I have so much work, so I can’t.” I hopped off my computer and said, “Sure! What do you want to do?” We had several long talks and I feel so much closer to him after this month.
Get Twitter situation under control. I totally feel less addicted than ever. I don’t check it all the time. I feel…balanced and sane. Success!
These are going to be short and sweet, since it’s an intense month for me (LOTS OF WORK YAY).
Say hi to people in the elevator. Living in an apartment gives me lots of opportunity for awkward conversation. I usually pull out my phone during the elevator ride, then tell my fellow rider to have a good day as they or I exit. I want to start asking people how they are and being friendly instead of silent and awkward.
No screens when someone’s talking to me. I told you that I’m doing this. It’s really freaking hard, you guys.
Find the sunshine. Whether this means driving somewhere sunny for spring break (is there ANYWHERE that is always sunny in March on the east side of the country?) or just finding some positivism in the cold, dark months, I refuse to continue to be a Debbie Downer about it.