On a personal level January was a really good month for me. I mostly managed to get enough sleep, to quit working at 8 p.m. latest, and to go out often. It is only now that I have caught my first cold of the winter – and it’s already February. Not bad for someone like me who is exposed to more than two hundred people and their bacilli on a daily basis. So once I feel better again, I plan to do the following things this February:
- go to the beach at least twice;
- leave Boston at least once
- and go to a place I haven’t yet been to;
- succeed in the 28 Days of Blogging challenge [here];
- throw out all the empty boxes I don’t need and probably never will;
- organize important documents and put them in one folder;
- do something I haven’t done before;
- use up more food, esp. that canned sauerkraut which I’ve had for ages;
- invite friends for breakfast;
- clear up my bookshelves.
The great thing about February is that I am going to have a full week of vacation, starting in two weeks, which leaves me much time to do whatever I like to. Also I have checked the weather forecast: Unless we are in for a surprise, there won’t be any real winter weather soon. And since February is so short, we might not have any cold winter this year – I mean we are due to an amazing spring in March, aren’t we?
Also, this January I did:
√ book that spring break vacation for April because I love looking forward to trips – I am going to the Dominican Republic. Actually, I am meeting my parents there. I can’t wait for our all-inclusive vacation on a tropical beach.
√ take a 20 minute walk in daylight every day because I know it improves my mood very much. – Yep, almost every day. Thanks to all the protests, I probably got more fresh air than ever before during any winter.
√ throw all magazines from 2016 into the trash because I am really not going to read them again. – I did, I am very proud of myself. And as for the Time Magazine, once I’ve read an issue, I take it with me to work where other people can read it, too.
√ buy a birthday present for my mom before her actual birthday. – It even arrived five days before her birthday.
√ tidy my desk so that I can use it. – I am working from my desk right now.
I did not:
χ go ice-skating. – I find ice-skating weird when weather is like spring.
χ read “The Man in the High Castle” by Philip K. Dick (this is the novel the series with the same name is loosely based on). – I started, but haven’t finished it yet.
χ figure out how early I would have to apply for another apartment if I wanted to move. – This is not going to happen. I did some research, realized that rent is too high, and will therefore stay in my shared apartment. Unless a wonder happens. Hello wonder, where are you?
χ try going to the Boston Impact Hub again every Monday evening. – I never went. If I don’t go during the next two weeks, I’ll cancel my membership.
What are your goals for this February?