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Leaping Into Spring – Leaving February, Entering March

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Leap Day. That extra day we only get every four years! I was taught early on in my life that the Bible accounts for this extra day in two instances. In the first, the sun stood still “about a whole day” (23 hours 20 minutes) during a battle between God’s chosen people and their  enemy. In the second, time went backward on the sundial 10 degrees (40 minutes) as a sign from God for the prophet Isaiah’s healing, so he wouldn’t die at that time. Believe it or not, but I think it’s amazing!

 

So as we leave February behind and enter March, it’s another opportunity to say out with the old and in with the new! And as the image above says, fitting for this Leap Day, we can take a leap of faith into this new month in anticipation of learning more about what we can do to fulfill our potential.

I know there are things I want and need to do differently in March, which just happens to be my birthday month (I’ll be 58 on the 29th!)  One of the things that needs to change is to STOP staying up so late (she says, as the clock just chimed at 12:30am on March 1st!) Better time management is definitely intertwined with most of my goals!

Things I hope to work on during this month of March (alphabetical order):

Blogging

*Establish a solid blogging schedule and plan for this AND my other blogs.

*Implement the plan and blog consistently.

*Update blog themes and other components.

*Monetize blogs.

*Promote blogs more frequently.

*Comment on other blogs.

*Reply to comments on my blogs.

Education

*Work on my dissertation, preferably daily, currently on Dissertation Proposal.

*Send out letters of inquiry to local colleges regarding recruiting participants.

Freelance work

*Set aside required hours daily to complete projects, based on work available.

*Regularly conduct job searches as necessary to keep work (and income) flowing.

Health

*Follow exercise schedule daily.

*Follow eating plan faithfully.

*Strive to lose weight/inches in a healthy manner.

*Get more sleep (goal is to start getting to bed by/before 10:30, because I’m up usually around 4:30 every morning!!)

*Declutter and organize for better physical AND mental health!

Sewing/Quilting

*Establish a regular sewing time, preferably daily, even if only for an hour.

*Sew, craft, organize space, plan projects–something sewing-related preferably daily.

*Promote my K-Lee’s Kreations business more frequently and consistently.

*Set up/maintain specialty sites.

OK, I shared most of my primary goals, so I’m now accountable to you readers, especially those who visit often! 🙂

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What about YOU? Do you have plans for March that require a leap of faith? What are some of your goals?

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My K-Lee's Kreations montage of photo-imprinted products.
My K-Lee’s Kreations montage of photo-imprinted products.

26 Comments

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I blog at least 3-4 times a week, but not on the same days. I need a better schedule.

    01 . Mar . 2016
  2. tara pittman

    Those are some good goals. I need to network more and go to a conference.

    01 . Mar . 2016
  3. Amer

    Thanks for sharing your goals. I wish you good luck! that’s a lot!

    01 . Mar . 2016
  4. Mama to 5 BLessings

    I have not heard that 28 days vs. 29 days from a Biblical stand point before. I will have to read the verses.

    01 . Mar . 2016
  5. Patrice M Foster

    Leap year explain to me from a biblical stand point this is different. Time to gather our thoughts and work on our goals one more extra day. I am taking it slow in March relax!

    01 . Mar . 2016
  6. Elizabeth O.

    I couldn’t be happier to welcome March and with good news too. I hope you will be able to meet all your goals. I truly appreciate reading your blog everyday, so highly motivating and inspiring!

    02 . Mar . 2016
  7. Ana De- Jesus

    The leap year gave me an extra day to plan everything I needed for March and reassess my priorities.

    02 . Mar . 2016
  8. Lexie Lane

    Really a great post. Worth reading it. Glad you shared it!

    02 . Mar . 2016
  9. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    It was one extra day for more awesomeness. I think I spent mine working though hahaha. I’m such a bore.

    02 . Mar . 2016
  10. Jolleen Ruiz

    Let’s see, goals for March.. To pass the BRE exam, stay on a consistent exercise routine, and to pray every day!

    02 . Mar . 2016
  11. Emma White

    I agree we should all be setting monthly goals I do it every month

    02 . Mar . 2016
  12. Top5life

    These are some wonderful list of goals to be achieved this month. Love your post. 🙂

    02 . Mar . 2016
  13. Angie Scheie

    Happy Birthday!!! Good luck with all of your goals too :-). I had read those Biblical accounts you gave but never had linked them to Leap Year!

    02 . Mar . 2016
  14. Rhi

    I had no idea that Leap days were referenced in the bible. That’s awesome.

    02 . Mar . 2016
  15. Amy Jones

    Happy birthday! I hope you accomplish all these amazing goals and even more. Great read

    02 . Mar . 2016
  16. Edwin Lao

    Sometimes its really nice to have a month end reviews and look back what you have done for the entire month. I do this a lot my self. It keeps me on the toe of what I should do for this coming days and especially for the coming month.

    02 . Mar . 2016
  17. Jonathan Key

    Sounds like some really amazing goals! I need to work on some of my own.

    02 . Mar . 2016
  18. Lyndsay

    Oh wow, you are amazing! I couldn’t even keep up with my online work. I keep trying, hopefully I’ll get it all organized.

    03 . Mar . 2016
  19. Eileen Mendoza Loya

    My plans for March are simple – to find a more stable online job. I quit being the corporate slave and I am now working from home, mostly freelance projects. I have other goals in mind, but a steady, regular income is my top priority.

    03 . Mar . 2016
  20. Jessica

    I love having goals like this! Its so good to put those out there to hold yourself accountable.

    03 . Mar . 2016
  21. Shaylee

    You have some wonderful goals for March! I think it’s important we set goals for all aspects of our lives, not just one, to keep us on track overall.

    03 . Mar . 2016
  22. Julia

    Love your goals! I know its important to have goals to improve. Great way to put them out there for accountability.

    03 . Mar . 2016
  23. Jenn Peters

    Great goals! I’ve got quite a few blogging goals of course, but I also have a goal of getting a new day job 🙂 And getting organized again.

    03 . Mar . 2016
  24. Ana Fernandez

    Really love the biblical references from leap days! didnt know about that actually

    03 . Mar . 2016
  25. Shannon Peterson

    I would love to devote a little more time to crafting every day as well!

    08 . Mar . 2016
  26. Shelly @ Behind Blue Eyes

    These are all really great goals! I really should make a goal of devoting more time to get some crafting or painting done. I never schedule any time for myself to do things that I truly enjoy doing.

    08 . Mar . 2016

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