March Goals 2017

March Goals 2017

Continue to embrace the things that make you unique even if it makes others uncomfortable. You are enough. And whenever you’re feeling doubt, whenever you want to give up, you must always remember to choose freedom over fear. – Janelle Monáe

Now that we’re in March, is it safe to say that winter is over? Last month was pretty rough for me and going into this month hasn’t been any better. Other than my creative hobbies list which seems to keep growing, there just aren’t enough hours in the day for me to do everything I want. I’m going to continue to learn new skills and refresh old skills as well. However, my escape during stressful periods has always been video games. It’s just what I relate to and what I can mindlessly enjoy. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately with Final Fantasy XIV.

Have you noticed a theme with most of my goals? This year is going to be a really creative year for me! All these tiny goals are just details for the bigger picture. I like that.

Before I get to this month’s goals, here’s how my February Goals went:

 Learn to knit 

I have finally been able to stitch a few lines all thanks to this YouTube video I found. My first complete project will be a beanie or two which I’ll share with you later.

 Decorate my cubicle 

I have slowly began to decorate my cube but it’s far from being “complete”. I want to pick up a few more plants before I show you guys.

 Plan a wardrobe capsule 

I’ve mentally planned key items I’d like to keep or update in my closet. I’ll update a post soon!

My Top Three Goals for March

 Learn how to shoot in manual 

I have a confession to make. Despite having a wonderful array of tools at my disposal, I still manage to find myself shooting in auto. What? Who said that? Yes. How embarrassing, I know. I should find the time to actually learn and practice taking photos more. Sometimes I get too self-conscious when I’m out in public but that’s a fear I need to overcome myself.

 Learn a few hand lettering techniques 

I have always wanted to learn calligraphy or hand lettering but the fact that my actual handwriting is chicken scratch has discouraged me from making attempts before. Now that there are more classes available both online and workshops, I might actually get over this hump.

 Practice more illustration 

I used to find the time to doodle whenever I had the chance. Now, without practice, I’ve noticed even my stick figures aren’t quite as cute. This month I’m going to commit to drawing a doodle a day and try to keep up the practice to improve.

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