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I’ve been reading so many inspiring roundups of small little monthly goals I thought it’d be time to try some of my own. It’s the time of year when I transition to one day planner to the next year’s, as I found switching back to a pen-and-paper day planner system drastically improved my productivity – it’s harder to postpone and cancel things when they’re written down vs in a Google cal) – this definitely has me thinking about fresh pages to fill with to-do lists.  I’m starting a little late in June so I’ll try to be kind to myself.

1. FINISH ONGOING CRAFT PROJECTS
I realized last month while going through cleaning frenzy that I had a plastic bucket full of sewing in my living room for over two months, and that I definitely could not envision a comfortable living space that included it long-term. My sewing machine is in the shop, but once it’s back I’m going to FINALLY put a collar on the black and white dress, fix the skirt of the blue dress, take in those dang t-shirts, etc. etc. I unearthed some ancient embroidery that will be quick. One of my major goals for 2016 was “finish all projects started in 2015”. I think I can knock this one off with a simple afternoon and some Murder, She Wrote episodes to power me along.

2. TAKE AN EXERCISE CLASS
I’ve found not one but two gyms that offer 30 free days of muay thai — and I’ve signed up for an introductory class on the 27th! Really looking forward to getting fit and strong and feeling better!

3. ONE OUTFIT POST
I have always loved fashion but my feelings about my body and my laziness have really gotten me into a clothing slump. I’d like to try out fashion blogging as an exercise in self-worth and fun

4. MAKE A MIXTAPE
Too many of my favourite songs from years passed are getting lost in my iTunes library — I want to make a nice mix instead of just a random playlist at least for posterity.

5. LEARN SOME ILLUSTRATOR — AND MAKE BUSINESS CARDS
I’ve been putting this one off major. It seems so much of my to-do list these days consists of new things, things I don’t know how to do — which is great, it’s amazing, but it can leave me a little overwhelmed sometimes. I get a bit scared of failure when my list has too many questions marks — but the only way to confront this fear of failure is to take the plunge and start getting things done.

Let’s see how I do! Already the 16th but with a couple weekends left… we’ll see…