April Goals


March was a pretty good month, but filled with some stressful times. I know that April will be stressful as well, but I am hoping I can enjoy my last month at Ohio State and the spring season. Before seeing my April Goals, let’s look at how I did on my March Goals

1. Book my massage. Kinda! I actually contacted the massage therapist this weekend, so it wasn’t in March, but I got it done! I will be getting my first massage the week before graduation – I will definitely need it then!

2. Start creating a home office/ creative workshop. Yes! I am so pleased with how the Creative Studio (the name I have given the room) looks and feels. I will be sharing pictures of the progress on the blog soon! I also had my first guest last week and she enjoyed her stay.

3. Take more photos. Yep! I took a bunch of photos in Dallas and I am still working on recapping that trip. I have two more Dallas posts to share this week. I also got out and shot some spring photos that I am pleased with and they’ll be on the blog soon. I am going to make this a continuous goal because it helps grow my blog content and improve my photo skills. I am hoping to upgrade to a DSLR sometime in the next few months.

4. Go to sleep before midnight at least once a week. I think so? I am pretty sure I mastered this, but since I don’t keep a notebook about my sleep, it’s hard to tell.

5. Give the house a spring cleaning. Yes! I did this at the beginning of the month because I hosted people for my friend’s birthday. It definitely started my month off right.

5/5! Pretty awesome after last month’s 1.5/5. Now here are my goals for April…

1. Enjoy my last month as a Buckeye.  April is my last month as an undergrad student at Ohio State and I want to enjoy this last month. It’s going to be pretty stressful with all of academic things, but I hope I can find time to enjoy the moments with my friends.

2. Plan an adventure post-graduation. I would like to do something directly after graduation, but I am not sure if that is going to happen because of several schedule conflicts. I want to take a trip somewhere post-graduation to reflect on my time in college and take a break from the craziness.

3. Start cooking dinner, again. I used to be so good at cooking dinner for myself during the week! This semester I have struggled with it and resorted to going out or maybe getting lucky with having leftovers my parent’s dropped off. Cooking dinner will help establish a routine, save money, and help me eat better.

4. Finish “Big Magic.”  I started “Big Magic” last month and I am obsessed. I haven’t made a lot of time to read recently, but I am hoping to finish it this month. I have an idea for a blog post surrounding this, too.

5. Stick with a routine. These past couple weeks I have gotten out of my routine and I feel stressed and anxious because of it. Cooking dinner is a big part of establishing a routine, but there are other pieces, too. I need to start sticking to my to-do lists and really focusing on what I am presently doing. This month will be a lot easier if I stick with a routine.

April is going to be a BIG month! As usual, I am linking up with Nicole at Writes Like A Girl. Check out her blog (it’s one of my favorites) to see the goals she and other bloggers have set for themselves. Have a great start to April!


9 thoughts on “April Goals

  1. Hey there, Love your blog!! I recently found a refurbished Nikon D3300 with two lens for just under $500. LOVE love love it! I’ve had a canon rebel in the past, but I like the Nikon so much better!

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    Good luck! Mike Mendoza

    On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 9:06 AM, The Vintage Urbanite wrote:

    > Ashley Marie posted: ” March was a pretty good month, but filled with some > stressful times. I know that April will be stressful as well, but I am > hoping I can enjoy my last month at Ohio State and the spring season. > Before seeing my April Goals, let’s look at how I did on m” >

    1. Thank you, Mike! I have looked a little bit on Amazon for cameras. I think I am going to go back to the place I got my digital for my DSLR (Midwest Camera in Clintonville).

  2. Way to go on the March goals! That is so exciting that you completed 5/5.

    It sounds like April will be a really busy month for you, but I hope you are able to complete your goals this month too. No matter when it happens, I also hope that you’ll be able to have a post graduation adventure. It would be a great way to relax, reflect, and get rejuvenated for the next chapter of life.


    1. Thank you, Sarah! My fiance and I have a couple ideas of where we want to go this summer, which might result in a week-long road trip, so I am excited for that possibility!

  3. The end of undergrad is such a special (but also stressful!) time. Definitely savor it because it goes by so ridiculously fast. I think I woke up in July after I graduated and was like, “Wait, what just happened?!” The end of undergrad was such a blur!
    I have a goal about getting to bed earlier this month, and I could relate to your need for routine. It’s so calming and something that I definitely need in my life, to keep me sane! I love massages, and I think getting one is a great monthly goal to have! Treat yo self! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Jess! I am definitely trying to savor the moments. This week has already been stressful with school stuff because I have been setting up a gallery, but even in the craziness I took a few moments to soak it all in. Good luck getting to bed earlier! I am so bad at that. I usually end up playing with my phone for an hour when I could be getting another hour of sleep! I am really looking forward to the massage!

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