Monthly Wishes – February

Monthly Wishes - February

Welcome to this week’s instalment of ‘Weekly Wishes’, hosted by the incredible Melyssa from the Nectar Collective (Honestly, she is one of my blogging idols, so if you have no idea who she is, go pay her a visit). As it’s the first week of the month, this week we’re talking about our MONTHLY goals! Just quietly, I’m much better at setting goals monthly than I am weekly.

February has started off in a bit of a panic. All of a sudden, there seem to be a few hundred jobs on my list, and it’s a tad overwhelming. Instead of getting stuck into a set of tasks for one goal, I’m trying to do lots of little jobs… but I’ve just found myself unable to focus on any task, and instead just keep jumping from one to another, and really not getting anything done! It’s super un-productive, and is driving me slightly mad.

SO. Let’s see if I can get my sh*t together by the time Mad March hits Adelaide (for those of you who aren’t natives, March in Adelaide is when everything happens, and the city is inundated with car races, the world’s second biggest Fringe Comedy Festival, music festivals, and a million other events – the whole city goes a little crazy!). Here are my three most crucial goals for this month;

1. CHARITY FAMILY MARKET

I’m in charge of running a Market day for a charity I’m involved with – more on them later – in April. In the next week or so, I need to confirm the date, OK the event with the council, organise advertising online and in print, update my list of local stallholders, then email those 600+ stallholders and invite them to the market. At a bare minimum.

2. CAREER

In the slow and soul-crushing hunt for a job, I have found that two degrees and years of experience working with children, charities and volunteers qualifies me for nothing! So, in the next month, I need to apply for the dozen or so jobs in my inbox, look into taking a year long course that is now needed to qualify me to work with kids, investigate how SA pays contractors (as I am being hired one day a week to manage a Charity’s events/fundraising/marketing), book in to update my Senior First Aid certificate, and obtain a National Police Check.

3. ETSY STORE

I’ve made enough creations to launch my Etsy store, and gained enough confidence in what I’ve made to let the world see it – however, my lack of a camera has stalled me. I need to take some amazing photos of my products to upload! I have to borrow a camera, get those shots, and upload them ready to sell ASAP! Despite being terrified that I’ll be completely inundated by negative feedback, I’m going to bite the bullet.

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I think that’s enough for now… I mean, tomorrow I need to buy a raffle prize for a fundraiser, a compassion basket for a grieving family, organise the rest of my goodie-bag for Nia (over at Life and Co.) in our Valentine’s Day Parcel exchange – that I’m super excited about – and speak to Officeworks about a charity BBQ. But hey, that’s four more jobs I can cross off my enormous (two A4 pages with 3 columns each) To-Do list! Hurrah!

Golly gosh, I don’t want to think about my list any more tonight!! Time to read a cheerful book to take my mind off reality. If you’ve made goals this month, I’ll be cheering you on!

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  • http://www.estney.com/ Esther

    I work in the event line and I can understand how tedious it can get. However, all these efforts are worth it when you see the happy faces of the visitors. Good luck and all the best!

    • http://annabelandalice.com/ Annabel Krantz

      Thanks! What kind of events do you run? It’s definitely worth it… once thing get rolling it’s much less stressful – the getting started is the hardest part!

      • http://www.estney.com/ Esther

        I helped out in organising seminars and conferences. I agree with you! Getting started is always the hardest part.

  • http://www.thehomeyowl.blogspot.com/ Stacia

    These are great goals! What kind of Etsy store will you be opening? I hope you find a camera soon! 🙂

    • http://annabelandalice.com/ Annabel Krantz

      Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be selling some jewellery I’ve made – there’s a sneak peek on my Facebook page if you want to have a squizz (https://www.facebook.com/annabelandalice) – and thanks, I’m crossing my fingers for a camera to appear too!

      • http://www.thehomeyowl.blogspot.com/ Stacia

        Those are really lovely! Good luck launching your store! 🙂

        • http://annabelandalice.com/ Annabel Krantz

          Thank you! I’m glad you like them 🙂

  • Scarlett Wonderland

    I didn’t realise you had an etsy shop, I’ll definitely check it out! Here’s to a fab month! x

    • http://annabelandalice.com/ Annabel Krantz

      Thanks! It’s almost ready to go 🙂

  • http://www.fithippiechick.blogspot.com/ Christine Newhook

    Jealous of all the music festivals! I wish stuff like that happened more in Nova Scotia. That is quite the list of goals! I wish you the best of luck 🙂 And I think the economy sucks in general right now for job searchers. My partner has a bachelor of computer science and it took 2 months to find a job. Doesn’t seem to be much out there unless you’re in a trade (depending on the location).

    • http://annabelandalice.com/ Annabel Krantz

      Haha, don’t worry, it’s only for a month, and then Adelaide goes quiet again for the rest of the year! Thanks for the job-search luck – I’m glad your partner found a job! Mine is studying computer science now too, hopefully by the time he graduates he’ll be able to get a job… ugh!