April is BIRTHDAY MONTH! I usually get to enjoy 29 days of lead up to my birthday, but am turning 25 this month – and my mother has started saying that I really should have my life together by now, seeing as I’m ‘nearly 30’… which takes the shine off hitting the quarter century mark! I’m a shocker for comparing my life to others. For example, Melyssa, of the Nectar Collective, is also turning 25 this month. Look at all she’s achieved! I don’t feel I’m making much headway…
If not an exciting one, hopefully April can be a productive one. The last few months have been so hectic that I feel like I’ve been chasing my tail for weeks. With an epic to do list that seems to get longer everyday, I’m hoping that by the end of April things will be a tad more settled and organised!
I can’t say I’ve achieved all of my monthly goals from last month; but I have obtained my Senior First Aid certification and my National Police Check AND I scored a part time job! More on that later. For April, I’ll try again with my other goals… I feel like I’m letting the bloggers at the Nectar Collective down with my inconsistency! Among a million other things that need doing, I’ve picked for goals to work towards.
1. Charity Market
It’s now only two weeks until the Charity market I’m running. Barring disastrous weather, things are under control – but there are still a hundred small jobs that need to be done! Insurance forms, confirming a generator, finding a coffee machine, printing promotional material… plus, I’m having my own stall with my handmade items, and I still have lots to make (and price) before I’m ready!
My little business needs it’s finances in order! I need to organise receipts, a budget in excel, work out the cost price and sales price of each item… Maths isn’t my strong point, so I’m not looking forward to it! But I want it done before the financial New Year (June 31), so that I’m all ready for the next one.
3. Etsy Store
Still in need of a camera, and a homemade lightbox, my Etsy store is delayed until after the Market, when I have a little more time on my hands. I did borrow a friend’s camera and tried to take some pics, but the lighting wasn’t doing them any justice, hence the lighting box idea. Thanks to Pinterest, I think I can DIY one! Hopefully my birthday will yield enough money to finally buy my own camera, too. I really want my little store up and running!!
4. Skillshare Calligraphy
I signed up for calligraphy class on Skillshare and was super excited. Then, I had to order expensive supplies from the US, and wait ages for them to arrive… They finally have, but I’ve been too busy to sit down and start looking at the tutorials! I’m excited to get started, and hopefully will be a calligraphy whizz in no time! I’ll be sure to show you all how I’m going.
March wasn’t a great month. April is shaping up to be a little better! Hopefully it will be, and I can pull myself out of my depression downslide (upping my meds might help too, we’ll see) and will head into an upswing!