You guys, it’s MAY! Where in the world does the time go? Oh yeah, it goes towards goals. Or does it? SO MANY QUESTIONS.
WORK ON BLOG GRAPHICS:
Action: Create 5 Pinterest graphics for old Also Coffee posts and finish blogathon graphics for May/June themes for FTS.
Check and Check! I actually finished all of the blogathon graphics for FTS so that’s a nice relief. I still need to add the Pinterest graphics into the old posts though!
SCHEDULE SOCIAL MEDIA
Action: Schedule social media postings for at least 3 times a week for the next 4 weeks.
Check again! I have everything scheduled out and I’m looking forward to staying on top of updates in the coming weeks.
Action: Completely finish one DIY project from my list.
Hell yes I did this. I still have two big projects left (the sewing table and the credenza) but I did finish restoring the old office chair and it looks quite snazzy if I do say so myself.
WORK ON BLOGATHONS
Action: Actively promote FTS May blogathon weekly + organize details of AC’s new blogathon.
I love blogathons! One of my big goals with kicking off this year’s blogathons (on both this site as well as my other site) is to stay actively engaged through out the whole month. That means getting on Facebook and Twitter and reminding people to like up and seeking out other submissions.
Action: Finish editing and upload photos for Austin and KCMO trips.
I actually love editing photos but it is really time consuming. These two trips (Austin and Kansas City) were both on the shorter side so I want to finish them out by the end of the month.
EVALUATE SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES
Action: Analyze statistics and research alternative methods.
Since May is the first month I’m utilizing a slightly new social media strategy, I want to examine it on a weekly basis before scheduling new posts for June. I do need to make sure I keep up with this week to week.
Complete Server Case
Action: Finish construction and use the server case
Not quite. Still waiting for find the perfect piece for it.
Bike somewhere new
Action: Find a new trail head and explore
Tried out a few new trails at Patapsco, including one just last weekend.
Learn a new skill
Action: Take up lock picking
I finally got the hang of it! Let me know if you ever lock your keys in your car.
Action: Find a rock outside and climb it!
It is finally getting warmer and daylight is longer so its time to get outside. There should be some sweet spots within an hour so this one should be easily attainable!
Plan for Memorial Day
Action: Book accommodations for first trip in May
Memorial Day is fast approaching and is the perfect time to take an awesome trip. We are ready for a road trip!
Teach Ellie a new Trick
Action: Teach Ellie to return faster on command when distracted
Ellie is generally very good at listening but when we are biking in the woods she can get a bit distracted. I wan’t to teach her to listen while preoccupied so she can be called back easily when other hikers/bikers approach.
JOINT GOALS: MARCH 2017
GET RID OF OUR JUNK!
Action: Post items to Craigslist and make one trip to the dump.
We have still made strides in the department but in much smaller increments last month.
BOOK SOME TRIPS
Action: Decide on dates for trips to be taken within the next 3 months.
We are all scheduled out (finally!) Just have to book a couple stops but we’re very excited for our next trip!
RESTART HOME SEARCH
Action: Meet with realtor and schedule new showings.
While we did meet with our realtor and see a house we didn’t really accomplish anything of note this month with the house search. This is something we need to be way more diligent about in the coming weeks so we can stay on top of our long term goals.
ORGANIZE THE BASEMENT
Action: Sort through leftovers together and organize.
We still have a few miscellaneous items that we need to get rid of but we definitely should go through the remainder of our random stuff together and decide what to keep. This is a busy month but I think both of us are looking forward to getting rid of the rest of the clutter.
BOOK END OF YEAR TRIPS
Action: Book flights and accommodations.
We have one trip at the end of the year that we know we are taking and a good idea on when we need to book it. We have talked about a number of other trips we want to take throughout the year but haven’t really looked at a calendar. We have to get all of those ideas out and look at what we need to focus on for the next few months.
Action: Sand sewing table & credenza. Find server case structure.
This is an admittedly lofty goal for this month as time is short for big projects but if we are smart about it we should be able to get everything done at the same time.
Do you write monthly goals?
What do you hope to accomplish next month?