Much like January, this last week of February was a tough one! It flew by, and while I got lots done, I still have more I wished I’d gotten to. And in spite of a lot of productivity, February wasn’t really a great month for goals either, in terms of fully completing them.
#1. Attempt the #weeklyfive. Definitely didn’t happen. Overall, it was more like a weekly three, meaning I completed roughly three pieces of art in some form each week. I’m happy with that, but I do need to be stepping it up with the shop opening looming ahead in April.
#2. Water consumption. I definitely improved, but I’m still short of my goal which was 16 ounces a day. I tracked my water drinking for every day of the week, added them up and averaged them. I averaged 10 ounces a day for the month of February. (And yes, I know, there’s still tomorrow, but it’s not going to change my average drastically.) Honestly, that’s still a huge improvement from my previous lack of water drinking, but I’d like to see it increase for March!
#3. Read three books. Aha!! Finally, a goal I dominated! I read SIX books in February! Well, five novels and one graphic novel but they count. I was so excited to read five novels though, yeehoo! Full reviews are coming up in early March.
#4. Figure out & finalize where I’m getting prints made. This is actually the goal I am most depressed about. I did SO much research about having art prints made, and I still don’t have an answer. (Warning, mini rant coming.) Basically, I found out what I can’t do because of affordability. Ordering prints through an online source is quite expensive. Most average at $5 or more per print, and that’s without shipping cost. To be making any kind of profit, I’d have to be charging way more than I want to for prints. The other option is to drop money I don’t have on a nice printer. Not only can I not afford said nice printer, the ink for it is also outrageously expensive and we’re back to the problem of sinking a ton of money into something that may yield no return. So basically, I don’t have a clue how I’m going to make prints, and it’s stressing me out. I need a solution if I’m going to offer more than just original artwork in my shop. (End rant.)
Blech. Not exactly the best month for goals. I did focus in and make progress on them, but didn’t actually complete most of them. I feel like I have a ton I want to get done in March, so here’s hoping I can continue being productive, focused, and get things done!
Onto a happier note: My favorites of the month!
- I think my first favorite is one we can all agree on as a fave: DEADPOOL
- New art YouTubers to follow! Check out Sluggie and Art by Karen E Haley for some eyegasms. (Especially Karen Haley’s latest…stunning!)
- Outdoor hikes. Thanks to an abnormally warm winter, the little and I have gotten in many winter hikes in the woods this month!
- The card swap + gift exchange I participated in with my fellow Geek Girl Bloggers.
- Lake Street Dive’s new album ‘Side Pony’. (Affiliate Link!)
Despite being lackluster in the goal department, February was a good month. I really worked out my time management in terms of balancing blogging, art, side stuff (D&D, sleepover’s with the bestie), and of course mum/wife life. For March, I now need to work on making the most OF that time. I have a lot I need to get done before my shop opens up in April, and March is the last month to do it. I see lots of list making in my future!
How did your February shape up?