Here’s how we did in April:
Get into a new schedule at work.
The new job is still sweet. One challenge we’re having is getting our commute down. JHubbs needs to leave home at 0615 to comfortably make it to work. We’ve been leaving between 0630 and 0645. This puts me at work from 0700 to 1600. But other office types might know that sometimes things really get going at 1600-1700, so a) I’m sometimes leave when something fun and/or important is happening, and b) when I do stay for that fun/important thing, I have then put in 10-11 hours in a day. Which…. is intense….
The new plan is to commute together Mondays and Thursdays (for me to start the week off and attend an early networking event, respectively) and the rest of the time commute separately. I’ll work 0800-1700, he’ll do his 0700-1500, and we’ll hang out in the evenings. It will be easier to plan the commute when we move nearer to work.
Prepare for my mentor meetings with JMoney from Budgets Are Sexy.
I have no idea what my problem is, so I’ll blame it on the new job. I’m learning so much every day that my brain won’t make room for more info about blogging. I actually cancelled my appointment with J last week. Cancelled! I love blogging and JMoney is awesome, so I can only blame tiredness, which means I need to go to bed earlier. This week will be different!
Successfully plan and execute entertainment for the Monument Avenue 10K.
This was a ringer as we had already completed the event when I set our April goals – the event was awesome!
Get back into a blogging rhythm.
This one’s really up to you guys — is my rhythm back yet? Let me know in the comments!
Make a Style Guide for Life [Comma] Etc.
Setting this goal and having to tell you guys whether I did it or not is the ONLY reason that…. I have an almost finished blog style guide! Once it is finished I will include a link, and, depending on interest, I am considering offering this as a service! Again, let me know in the comments if that’s something you think would sell (whether or not you’d actually buy it from ME, of course).
Stay Paleo + Rice.
Part of this is in red because I broke the last weekend in April. I was left unattended by an entire table of chocolate covered strawberries. I mean, come on. Who wouldn’t have eaten their body weight in chocolate strawberries in that situation? (Ok, lots of people, but still). That quickly lead to a few other slips, a latte, and other things I can’t remember. I promptly PUFFED UP and felt MISERABLE. So. I guess it was a good thing to keep me on track? Immediate consequences, etc….
Here are our goals for May:
- Decide on our new home! I use the term home loosely: we’re apartment/townhouse hunting. There are two very strong candidates, one in each category, so I’m sure I’ll do a pros and cons list soon. We don’t need to put down a deposit or move in May, but I would like for us to finish touring the area and decide on a place to move forward with this month.
- Successfully run Joshua Wake’s gig playing the Marine Corps Half Marathon in May! So excited that JHubbs could book this (and if I recall correctly, the coordinator emailed us! That’s a good sign. ;-)
- Decide how to proceed with the eBook. I am learning so much with the eBook process. I am trying new things and understanding more and more about sales, too (at first I had the eBook for sale with a basic landing page, then I added a free version, the fulle version, and a deluxe version, and now I’m contemplating another change). I’ve noticed I get a decent amount of direct traffic (about 30+ per day), but very few people are buying the guide. A few more than “very few” download the free guide, and one person has downloaded the free one then immediately bought the full one. I have a few ideas to get the eBook moving and into people’s hands, but I am going to see how sales do in May before I make any changes.