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Monday, March 2, 2015

Goals For March

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I know it's a terribly cliché thing to say, but how can it already be March? It feels like 2015 only started yesterday! February was a good, but uneventful month and so I don't really have any exciting stories to tell, but I believe that we all occasionally need times in our lives that allow us to just be.

March is setting out to be a quiet month as well: I'm spending the month living at my parents' place in Frankfurt while I'm interning at a law firm, but I do have a sneaky little weekend trip to Paris with some blogging friends coming up and until then I'm savoring not having to go grocery shopping myself. Stepping away from my regular student life and getting a glimpse of what it may actually mean to be a working professional is an eye-opening experience to say the least and I have a whole new respect for people who manage to have jobs, take care of their homes and families all while maintaining a fulfilling social life.

Goals For March

This month, I have a range of little goals that I hope to accomplish. They're all pretty straightforward and most of them don't require a whole lot of time either, which is perfect since I'm too tired in the evenings these days to achieve much anyway. Because I hopelessly failed at my February blogging goal, I'm scaling down my expectations to two posts a week, but we'll see how that goes. I always miss blogging when I don't have a lot of time to devote to my online space and the creative endeavours related to it and so I hope I won't neglect this part of my life too much in March.

Get my Macbook fixed

The trackpad of my Macbook hasn't been working properly for the last few weeks, so it's time to finally take my baby to the Apple Store and have someone look into the issue. I hope it won't be too time-consuming (and expensive) to be fixed, but I'm mainly just looking forward to watch videos in bed again.

Finish reading a book

Is it sad that I feel the need to add finish reading a book to this list? Don't answer that.
I'm currently reading Kafka on the Shore by Murakami and I'm enjoying it a lot, but reading isn't exactly a priority for me right now and so I'm looking for ways to save this novel from the undeserved fate of only being halfway read just because I'm tired to read during my commute.

Finally edit all my Prague pictures

I took way too many pictures on my trip to Prague in January and I'm a little embarrassed to admit that most of them still sit on my hard drive as RAW files waiting to be converted to a more easily usable file format. I'm very new to the world of post-processing and so even the minimal amount of editing that I do takes me forever. And while we're on the topic of Prague: If I could not only edit my pictures, but also start writing about this trip while it's still somewhat recent, I would definitely feel proud!

Publish a food post

I have come to the realization that I'm not pushing myself enough creatively and therefore I want to try to photograph and write a recipe post this month. Cooking is one of my biggest passions, but one that isn't really represented on my blog yet and so I would like to share this love here a little more often. I already have a few recipes in mind, but I have next to no experience with food styling or food photography and so it's definitely going to be a bit of a challenge.

Move all my pictures to an external hard drive

An absurd amount of space on my computer's hard drive is taken up by all the photographs I have taken in the last couple of years and so I finally had to purchase an external hard drive. Now I just need to get around to moving all the files from my laptop to the hard drive and do so in a somewhat organized manner.

What are your goals in March?


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