As March starts, I’m thinking about spring, about warmth, colors, and things to do outside. We haven’t even quite gotten out of the cold spells yet and I can already feel cabin fever starting to creep into my bones. I want to throw the curtains open on all of the windows and crank the windows open to let in fresh air (not advisable when it’s still not getting above 30 degrees F). I want to sit in the sunshine and stare at clear blue skies, while listening to the birds that aren’t ravens flock back into the world. I think I’ve come to view the month of March as a renewal month, where I can clean things out and really concentrate on making positive changes and improvements to little things in my life. For most people, this occurs in January, but January here is full of quiet and dark deadliness. Its not an inspiring month beyond commercialized context.
So let’s review February, what went good?
1. I survived another head cold. While it knocked me out of commission for most of the month, I lived through it and can see another day. One good thinga bout this, is that I had my flu shot last year. There was an uptick in flu related cases and we believe I may have gotten a mild dose of it. Which means things could of gotten a lot worse for me had I not gotten the flu vaccine. There’s been a lot of debate in my facebook feed about vaccinations and I am proud to say that I support vaccines. I’m also a science person at my heart and some of the things that antivaxxers come up with makes my head hurt. People that question hard evidence based science, makes my head hurt even more.
2. I actually was able to accomplish several of my goals on my list and that makes me feel pretty good about myself. I finished a crochet project (Embrace Spring), was able to organize my projects in my ravelry library with actual set dates I’d like to accomplish them by (also cleaned up the queue because several didn’t exist any more), I also finished listening to a book “The Androids Dream” by John Scalzi … so while it wasn’t reading, I’m still counting it damn it. I was able to keep a gym habit going (as evidenced by my featured picture). I was doing a pulley workout with the sweetheart.
So, what went wrong?
1. I had a few moments where I felt emotionally unbalanced and felt quick to anger for no actual reason. I think it may have been linked to forgetting to take my vitamins, especially when I was sick or my hormones were a bit off since I was doing more sleeping than anything. No feelings of SAD though, which I’m grateful for… The sweetheart did mention to me that I seemed a bit crankier than usual. It may be linked to the cabin fever though too.
2. Procrastination really feels like the biggest enemy this month. I felt like I kept putting things off and not making the effort to concentrate on it. This would turn into a full out cleaning spree or griping about domestic related chores (I seem to be the only one who does laundry… BUT if I voice and ask for help, I always get help with it.. so part of my crankiness shows up from number 1.. because I don’t always think I should have to ask for the help). I’m going to read this again in a few months and not even understand what it was I was trying to say.
So, to round out a few of March’s goals, I plan too:
- Finish one Crochet project
- Finish another book
- Keep the gym habit going and attempt to go in the morning
- Reorganizing the house (we’ve come to an agreement about office/personal space)
- Come up with a better meal planning effort
What things are other people working on in March? Do you have the spring fever too?