Sorry for yesterday’s premature post, friends! I hadn’t finished writing my thoughts and before I knew it, it had posted.
Anyhoo . . . Happy Tuesday! Can you believe it’s the first day of the month? This February flew by so fast, and I (for once) am sad to see the last full winter month go. Though the warmer months are my favorites by far, there’s something bittersweet about the inevitable end of wintertime. I’ve made the most of this chilly season and the forced period of rest.
I’m considering what the next few weeks hold for me, as I plan to enter this spring season. There are so many things to do, and I have to be careful to not overload myself. It’s so easy to bite more than I can chew when I’m feeling energetic and subsequently burn out because I signed up for too many tasks. This year, I’m keeping it simple and focusing only on the things that will impact my overarching goals.
That being said, here is my checklist for Spring 2022:
- Start my garden. Last year, I struggled to prep the ground and do my planting on time. This year, I have more time and I’m feeling more prepared. I also have a lot of seeds from last year as well as some ideas for maximizing my garden output, so that’s motivating me to get started and stick with it.
- Continue to work on language learning. I have an international trip lined up this year so I want to improve my Portuguese to the point of being conversationally comfortable. I’ve been studying for a few months, but I want to amp things up before I travel.
- Pour into my “secret” project. No worries: it won’t be secret for long! But, I need to continue refining the idea and gathering resources. Once that phase is done, I’ll be ready to announce what this project is and the progress that I’ve made.
- Decluttering big time! I have a great decluttering list that I got off of the Malama Life website (you can get it here) that I’ll be using as a guide. I want to clear space because having a lot of “stuff” can be a drastic energy drain. As someone that needs to preserve her energy, decluttering is basically nonnegotiable.
I have some great free resources for all of the things on my spring list. If any of these resonated with you, check out my links below (as of today’s posting, these are all free! So enjoy!)
For any sort of goal: Your Plan for Success by Ron Engeldinger, Stop Procrastinating in Six Steps by Gemma Ray
For gardening: Garden Design and Landscaping – The Beginner’s Guide to the Processes Involved with Successfully Landscaping a Garden by Rachel Matthews, Garden Potpourri: Gardening Tips from the Easy-Growing Gardening Series by Melinda R Cordell
For Portuguese language learning: A Bíblia Sagrada: Almeida Atualizada, Plantas Medicinais by Mara Zélia de Almeida, Conversational Portuguese Quick and Easy – PART 1: The Most InnovativeTechnique to Master the Brazilian-Portuguese Language by Yatir Nitzany, Portuguese Short Stories for Beginners
For my “secret” project: The Business Minded Creative: How To Live A Fulfilling Creative Life And Make Money by Diana Wink, A Handbook of Health by Woods Hutchinson, Old-Time Makers of Medicine The Story of The Students And Teachers of the Sciences Related to Medicine During the Middle Ages by James J Walsh, The Handbook of Salutogenesis by Maurice B. Mittelmark et al.
What are you doing to prepare for spring?
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