Happy March- We're five days in and are looking ahead to the last week before we turn the clocks forward an hour on Sunday and leap ahead into spring. It's going by so fast. I'm trying to stop and take it all in because I'm now 2.5 months from walking the stage and officially getting to celebrate getting my Masters with family and friends. I don't even know where January/February went, but I am happy they are over. I can put sickness, heartbreak, and lethargic behavior behind me and just keep looking ahead. As I talked about in some of my recent blog posts, I am now working seven days a week and juggling several projects besides my primary two jobs, and I think my brain and my body is finally adjusted. Though I pretty much come home doing this every day...
I looked in the mirror while I was at the gym and saw my tired, my stress, the strain in my face and realized it feels like a long time since I've really looked at myself in the mirror. I looked at my body and just didn't recognized who was staring back at me. I felt really outside myself and I took that energy to the sauna because after 20 minutes of squats and deadlifts, I couldn't do it anymore. I know I let things fall by the wayside since I've been trying to get it together post January, and its taken longer than I thought, that's the honest truth. I've been fighting getting good sleep, eating well, writing, and trying to work and meet the expectations people have of me, personally and professionally. I'm also trying to figure out my career. There's alot of trying, and some doing. I'd rather be doing more than trying to do more- if that makes sense.
The best way I execute anything in my life is with a plan, goals, a grand vision of what I want my week/ day to day activities to look like. Everything does not always get done since I'm a human, and if life went exactly how I wanted it to on a daily basis- well I would be less stressed, paid more, have an 8th day of the week for rest...you get the picture. So I decided to share some of my March Goals with you.
- Read three books for the month. I chose one fiction ,one nonfiction, and a self help. (Hidden Figures, I'm Judging You, The Crossroads of Should and Must)
- Workout 4x a week. This came natural a few months ago, but I've been hitting and missing in 2017, so otra vez.
- Ease my way back into church. My faith is important to me and it keeps me grounded, I need to work on my relationship with Dios.
I had a long week of reflection and sitting back realizing that I have to be pro-active with every moment of my time and micro-manage the crazy and be diligent in self love, self care, and making sure I balance the work with fun. I saw Get Out and had beers with a friend, I treated myself to some new clothes when I got paid, got a haircut and I bought myself a coffee to start my day today. All small aspects of my week that made it more manageable. Do I still need a day off? Yes, I do. Am I'm going to take one sole day where I don't work in a half day or night? Probably because I am burning out. I want to be refreshed, energized and enthused for my work, my writing, my friendships, my relationships. Balancing the water jugs of everything on my head is no easy feat. I'm just lucky I want to succeed and I have others that want me to succeed also. Here's to a beautiful month with big goals and even bigger blessings ahead.
Feliz Lunes Gente Fuerte