March Goals // Weekly Wishes Eurolinguiste

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It is now March – the last month of HSK Level 1 prep for me and I am feeling the pressure! I just finished writing my second book, “30 Days to a Better Music Brand.” It will be available on March 9th and I can’t wait!

My March Goals // Weekly Wishes

Last Month’s Goals

  1. Stretch everyday. I stretched most days, but I wouldn’t say everyday. At least not as thoroughly as I wanted.
  2. Wake up 15 minutes earlier. I started out really strong with this one but once my schedule started to fill out with shows, rehearsals and recordings, I just couldn’t do it any more. I managed to get up earlier the first week and the last week of the month, but the middle two just didn’t happen.
  3. Get through the second 1/3 or more of my HSK Mock Test book. Finish HSK 1 Memrise deck. I actually finished all the tests in Book 1, so now I’m down to review. I’ll probably try one or two of them again to see how I score. As far as finishing the HSK 1 Memrise deck, nope.  I’m not even halfway. Although, I have a HSK 1 Vocab list and it has far fewer words than the Memrise deck, so I don’t which is more accurate.
  4. 5.5K steps per day. I managed to do this all but one day (I forgot the counter resets at midnight and my day ended long after that). It was easier than I thought because I finally managed to convince M to get a pedometer as well and he is really competitive. To date he averages 10-20k. I have no idea how he does it, but it has definitely motivated me to get moving more.
  5. Publish the new book for Teen Jazz. Done!
  6. More minimizing. I managed to get rid of one thing for every day in the month but I didn’t actually get rid of one item per day. There were days that I didn’t get rid of anything but others were I more than made up for it by getting rid of several items.

This Month’s Goals

  1. Get through some of the “Watch Later” language videos in my Youtube queue.
    I need to minimize my digital life as badly as I do my physical one.
  2. 7.5K steps per day. A big increase this month, but I think I can manage it.
  3. Finish reviewing HSK Book 1 and score 100% at least twice on the tests. Crosses fingers.
  4. Finish the First 500 Words and HSK Level 1 Memrise courses. So close, yet so far. The new Memrise goals really help though! Since I didn’t finish HSK Level 1 last month, my goal is to do just that this month as well as the First 500 words set.
  5. Finish converting my artist website over to WordPress. I started to do it, but then my schedule grew packed with gigs, recording and finishing the book.
  6. Stretch everyday. One of our martial arts instructors is also a dance instructor and they have been working with me on flexibility. I’m already noticing a difference and I’d like to continue the work I’ve started.
  7. Wake up 20 minutes earlier. Now that I won’t have as many late nights, I want to try to get more out of my day by starting a bit earlier.

That’s it for me in March. What are your goals for this month?



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  • Exciting! Good luck with your HSK prep! 🙂

  • I do the same thing with minimizing. I have a hard time making it a habit.. and instead like to knock it all out in one sitting. You’re doing so much already! 🙂 Congrats on publishing a new book on teen jazz and good luck in march! 🙂

  • Good luck with your goals! I also need to minimize my digital life – I have too much youtube videos to watch and 500+ blogposts to read according to my bloglovin feed

    • Thank you Ksenia. I am definitely in the same boat as you. I’m afraid to look and see how many videos are in my Youtube “watch later” playlist! Good luck getting through your reading. Thank you for stopping by.

  • That’s so awesome you reached most of your goals! Congrats on publishing a new book on teen jazz! That’s sooooo awesome! Having someone to walk with and help with your goals always help! My husband used to use the fitbit but he stopped so so did i … *sigh. That’s so awesome you already see a difference in your stretches and you have someone to help you! I was thinking of taking a stretching class? I need to wake up earlier too! I keep snoozing. Good luck with your goals for this month!!

    • Thank you, thank you! I didn’t know they offer stretching classes, but I guess that’s sort of what yoga is? Obviously, I don’t know a whole lot about yoga :/. Oops. I hope you find something in your area. I actually woke up today before my alarm clock! My husband asked me if I was okay. Hahaha.

      • Yep … actually yoga turned out to be more of a workout than I thought but I guess it’s good for me. Haha if I did that my husband would ask me the same thing since he normally wakes up before me :p

        • Hey! I just found this video – it’s a lot of the same stretches my instructor told me to do (without the bouncing). Hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EswpoF3TxkU

          • Oooo this looks awesome! I have to try this out now. I still feel so inflexible … Are you able to do a spilt now??

          • On one side, but on the other I am a mile away. Not sure why since I stretched both sides evenly. 🙁 Center splits… so.far.off.

          • Wow that’s so awesome!! Congrats!! Haha I think I’m more flexible on my right leg than my left so maybe that’s normal?

          • I think you’re probably right!

  • It always feels awesome when you reach your goals. I think it makes reaching the next goals that much easier. Way to go!

  • Shannon,

    More minimizing is something I’ve started to do in my digital life and what I need to do more of in real life. Great goals!

    • Hi Quoy! I’m the exact opposite! I’ve started doing it in real life, but I really need to start doing it with my digital life. I appreciate you stopping by!