I am finding it mighty difficult to believe that tomorrow is June 1st and we are one month away from being halfway through 2012! How is this even possible?! I have so much to catch up on and so much ahead of me this month alone that I'm feeling a little stressed out. I hate feeling stressed out. It makes me jumpy, and I don't function well when I'm jumpy.
Up for me this month:
+ Give the house a good late spring/ early summer cleaning.
The whole place needs a good dusting, sweeping, and mopping. The clutter has to go, too. Time to take control of our house again!
+ Wrap up my two current freelance projects.
It's looking like it's time to take a break from Graphic Grace Design for a bit. I can't give it the attention I need to this summer. Between traveling, working full time, trying to get back in shape, and all the miscellaneous projects I have going on, I think I'll feel better if I can take care of all of that and return to freelancing this fall.
+ Catch up on Project Life.
Seriously. No, I mean seriously. I've let nearly 5 months of the year go undocumented, and it is driving me insane. I will feel so wonderful if I at least catch up a little bit. But the full 5 months would be nice, so I can spend the rest of 2012 up to date.
+ Lose 10 pounds.
I feel so yucky, and this is the most out of shape I've ever been in my entire life. Between discovering my wheat allergy and messing with my birth control and other medications I was on, my hormones are completely out of whack and I seriously need to detox and lose some major weight. I fully intend to make use of my new gym membership (at $50 a month, how could I not?) and to join my co-workers in a Jillian Michaels inspired challenge they've taken on. Onward!
+ Stick to the budget.
We have a few trips coming up this summer, so it's especially important that hubs and I stick to our budget this month. There's a long weekend in Upstate New York, a baby shower in New Jersey, a birthday weekend in Las Vegas (!), a blogging conference in NYC, and lots of other local things we'd like to explore. Budget now, fun later!
+ Catch up on reading.
Books, magazines, blogs, eBooks, you name it… gotta read 'em, share 'em, toss 'em, or move on.
+ Take another look at my 2012 resolutions.
It's been so long since I've looked at them, I kind of forget what I'm supposed to be working toward. A good reevaluation is just what I need.
Blog more. Blog anything, really. Comment on blogs. Finish redesigning this blog. Or finally decide to create a new blog and get on with things. I'm going to BlogHer in New York City this August, so I need to get things sorted out soon! So excited.
+ Be nicer to my husband.
I'll be honest. I can be a pretty big jerk some days. I could blame my hormones, but really… I just need to be nicer, and try harder, and keep working at being a better wife and partner. I love him with all of my heart, but I let my emotions get the best of me sometimes. Not the good emotions, either. The impatient, nagging, sarcastic emotions. Blah. #wifefail
+ Celebrate our 1-Year Wedding Anniversary.
June 18th, baby! I don't know how, I don't know what… but I want to make sure we start off our wedding anniversaries with some kind of special tradition we can follow for all the years to come.
+ Create a family management binder.
I've seen a lot of these floating around the web lately, and I so love the idea of having everything in place. I'll share more when I make something of it. ;-)
+ Back up all my digital photos onto CDs and my external hard drive.
I haven't done this in about a year, and I have this serious panic that something might happen & I might lose all these photo memories that have yet to make it in scrapbooks or Facebook albums. This is a must!
Okay, I'm gonna say that's it for now. My to-do list is a thousand miles longer, but if I can possibly get these tasks done, I will feel quite accomplished.