March 22, 2016

3 Goals for Spring

The beginning of Spring feels a little like New Year's for me. Everything is fresh and new. All the hours you've spent binge watching Netflix have been fantastic, but I'm ready for some outdoor fun.

I'm still in the process of getting my mind back together after some travels, the flu and then an unexpected trip home last weekend for a funeral. If I've learned anything the last few weeks, it's that being healthy has to be at the top of my priorities and that life can be painfully short, so you must take advantage of every day and live it.

1. Get Outside. I want to try some new hiking trails, explore parts of the city I haven't seen yet, and just enjoy being outside. Growing up in Minnesota, I barely knew what spring was. It would warm up and then snow weekly until May. That isn't true in Jersey, things get gradually warmer, the flowers bloom and it's absolutely wonderful. I'm determined to make the most out of it this year.

2. Clean. It's the season of spring cleaning, which I love and hate at the same time. There are certain chores I could do without, but I love decluttering. We just dropped off three huge bags of clothes and I'm ready to dive into some of our "junk" drawers and other places. I need a little more organization when it comes to work stuff too so I'm focused on that.

3. Finish Up. I'm embarrassed at how many things I haven't finished over the last few months. I have videos to put together (still from Iceland), photo books from the last two years, candles to make, blog posts to finish writing, Spanish classes to make progress on. I'm focusing on the things I've already started so I can clear them off the list. With more daylight in the evenings now, it's a little easier to sit down and work on stuff without the TV on. I will conquer the pile of stuff.

So what about you? Do you have any spring goals? Have you already cleaned?


  1. My basement has gotten far beyond my clutter comfort zone. I've put it off for two seasons. Now's the time. Good luck on your goals!

  2. Umm you're welcome to make a trip down to Virginia here in the next few weeks and declutter our house in preparation for the move...just sayin' ;)

    Thank goodness for Spring time!!

  3. Finish Up is a good goal- I need to keep that one in mind too. I get started on so many things but then let them fall to the back burner.

  4. I love all three of these goals... you're so right about being healthy really is a gift and something that's so easy to take advantage of until you get sick. Hope you are feeling better and good luck with all of your cleaning and organizing :)

  5. I like the "finish up" goal. I'm working on getting an Easy shop together and I really gotta get my butt into gear with it. Always easier said than done right?

  6. I'm with you on the cleaning..I have so much I need to do!

  7. Cleaning. You and me both. Our apartment needs a good scrubdown. Just too lazy to tackle it just yet.

  8. these are all great goals.. i really want to get outside more this spring/summer, so i don't feel so cooped up come winter time. also, i really need to clean and finish things.. i agree, spring feels like a fresh slate!


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