April Goal Progress & Check-In - Tay Meets World

April Goal Progress & Check-In

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It's gunna be MAY (Justin Timberlake reference - if you know, you know) soon. I can't help but thinking this summer is going to fly by. We are still in the thick of a global pandemic and trying to live our best life, stuck at home. This month provided some more setbacks...but also some new enlightenments. I must say, my daily routine is something that has consistently been the same. I feel grounded in doing the same particular routine activities each day. That in itself is a quarantine 'win' in my book. So, where do I stand with my goals for this year as we round out April? Let's take a look:

Here are 5 of the 10 goals I have set for myself this year: 
  1. Build a sustainable business
  2. Train for and complete a half marathon
  3. Drink 1/2 my body weight in water (in ounces) a day
  4. Do one thing a month outside my comfort zone
  5. Workout 6 times a week 

1. Build A Sustainable Business:
  • I'm going to be honest here, we haven't had a new wedding lead in two months. Of all businesses to be in right now, the event business took the hardest hit. Events cannot happen with the stay-at-home orders, the social distancing, and the closing of businesses and vendors. We started a new business and then a global pandemic hit, talk about luck 😂. 
How am I getting through? 
  • Well I've been searching for more full-time roles, but job searching during a global pandemic is not going that well either 😂. I'm not one to sit and 'wait' - I physically cannot sit still and do nothing while life continues. So, I'm taking active steps to either go back to school, find a position in a different wheelhouse, or take on part-time work. My rational belief is: "If what you are doing is not working, you need to find something else that will work." Spending hours on LinkedIn, Indeed, Zip Recruiter, etc., and applying to jobs that I'm not getting call-backs for or that have haunted there hiring is not moving me forward. So, what can I do that will help me grow - learn - and push me to the top? School. 
2. Train For And Complete A Half Marathon: 

  • Pros & Successes: We are continuing to perfect our 8-9 mile range (by 'we' I mean myself and the dog lol). I've also started looking at new routes to get us up to 12-15 miles! 
  • Cons: I'm having to switch to morning runs since it's warming up, it's simply too hot to run Keetna if it's over 70 degrees. I don't love morning runs, I love them after the fact because my workout is over but my body aches in the morning and my joints are just not warmed up yet. It's a different type of difficulty that we will overcome but alas, morning runs must be the option. 
3. Drink 1/2 My Body Weight In Water (in ounces) A Day:
  • Good days and bad days this month - overall, I'm drinking more water than I used to but some days I do great and some days water sounds disgusting. I add lemon to help and when I'm faulting on drinking enough I make myself gulp 24 oz. down. 
4. Do One Thing A Month Outside My Comfort Zone:
  • I failed at this for the month of April! This month I stuck with what I knew. Sure, I took on tasks around the home that I have yet to do (like fix a water spigot) but I like to challenge myself further. 
  • I'm changing that NOW and just downloaded DuoLingo! I'm going to brush up on my Spanish and start learning French. I'm on level 5 with Spanish and I forgot how much I know (I mean, I did take three years in college so it's in there somewhere ha). 
5. Workout 6x A Week: 

  • Still going strong on this! 💪🏼 I've added in more cardio (running and HIIT) - my goal is to have defined abs by the end of this quarantine haha! 
This next month I'll be focused on a few things: learning, staying motivated, and practicing gratitude. The job market is really tricky right now, I'm challenging myself to stay focused and try to make connections. I'm challenging myself to get into a graduate program and start school in the fall. I'm challenging myself to practice gratitude every single day. I don't have it all - but I have a lot (a roof over my head, food to eat, and water to drink - for that, I am grateful). 

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