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Personal Goals for March

Hello March. How did we get here so quickly?! Well, this is the last month in the 1st quarter of the year, so it’s only right to start it strong and make it count. So far, this year has been going really well, but there is always room for improvement. Personally, I like creating lists (OCD habitat, maybe lol) and what better list than a list of goals?!
These are my 10 goals for the month of March:

Read publications. I have a ton of magazines floating around my room and I just signed up to receive several more (for free) so before they all start coming in, I figured now is a good time to get into reading them.

Record 1 personal video a week. I’ve been neglecting my personal YouTube channel, PiecesOfJojo, and my promise to keep you updated on life as an Entrepreneur for a while now so this month my plan is to at least start posting some videos.

Practice ballet once a week. I’m so excited about ballet. I was apart of dance company as a child and always wanted to pursue it further and now that I’ve found an adult ballet studio, it’s on!

Practice 3 hours of yoga per week. My short term goal (within the next 6 months) is to be proficient in the Asana Yoga beginner positions, at the very least, if not intermediate.

Cardio (Running) via 10K app. Now that the weather is getting a little warmer, outdoor walking/running is more feasible so it’ll be nice to get some fresh air.

No candy. I just organized my receipts from this year so far and I swear almost everyone had a piece of candy on it. Not cool. So I need to put myself on restriction.

5 minutes of meditation per day. I’ve meditated here and there but the goal is consistency.

Read 1 book. Reading is fundamental.

Utilize planner. I’ve had my 2013 Action Planner since January and have used it all of two times. Sad. The dependcy on technology is crazy and when my phone dies I have no idea what’s going on; time to get back to the basics.

Begin money challenge. I’m already doing a personal saving challenge (I’ll share more later) but I also want to participate in the 52-Week savings challenge.

Midnight Thoughts…

As I sip my tea and read my book, I look around and I am happy. Beyond
blessed and grateful for everything today has brought.
This day has been amazing and exactly what I needed. After having a
not so good trip this past weekend, getting sick, and then feeling
unaccomplished in my goals the events that unfolded today were
powerful.
When I opened my eyes this morning, I was greeted with kiss from my
heart and the Sun. somehow, even then, I felt today was going to be a
good day. Then my gas light came on and when I went to get gas, it had
jumped almost 20 cents in a weekend; thanks American greed.
Admittedly, I allowed myself to worry today…about my finances,
goals, and the enormous task list that seems to be mounting by the
day. But after worrying myself for a short time, I remembered how
pointless it is and decided what will be will be. Literally the moment
after I let go of my worry the blessings came, one after another.
Yesterday, I read “when you want something, all the universe conspires
in helping you to achieve it” and I watched it manifest today.

50 Shades of Grey: My Two Cents & Shade

I finally finished reading the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy. I say finally because I started reading the books when the craze hit, about 9 months ago, and I’ve been “reading” the last book for about 7 months. I know, its pretty sad, but let me tell you why…

I won’t spoil the story for you by divulging any details, in the event you still want to read the books, but I will share my honest opinion…. First, let me say, I’m not new to this genre of book, I’ve been a fan of Zane books for years and they’re (wayyyyy wayyy WAY) more “provocative” than the summation of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. So after reading the first book, Fifty Shades of Grey, I was curious what the hype was about?! I was like, “that’s it…this is what’s making headline news?!” But don’t mistake that statement, the first book was captivating and I was definitely anxious to read the second book, Fifty Shades Darker, afterI finished it.

In my opinion, Fifty Shades Darker, was the best book in the trilogy and it was very thrilling (compared to the other books) and a lot was uncovered. My only qualm with the second book (and subsequently the third book) were the sexual interludes and constant repetitive internal struggle of the main character, Anastasia. I understand the book is “about sex” but almost every other event in the book included Christian Grey “touching her sex”. It got old, quick.

In the third book, Fifty Shades Freed, there were 25 chapters of the same story over and over, I think the book could have ended in, no more than, 7 chapters. The first few chapters wrapped up my curiosity from the second book and the last 3-4 chapters had the climax, falling action, and resolution….everything else was just “fluff”. You could anticipate almost everything happening and Anastasia was increasingly annoying throughout the third book. I truly believe I could have stopped at the second book, or at the very least, chapter two of the third book and then read the last chapter of the book.

I am still happy to say I read all the books, but it definitely wasn’t a very pleasurable conquest; I liked the Hunger Games series more. With that said, I hope they don’t turn Fifty Shades of Grey into a movie…but I’ve already heard they’ve acquired the rights to do so…SMH.

Did you read Fifty Shades of Grey? What were your thoughts?

My First Newsletter: A Message From Jojo

I am so excited; I finally created my first newsletter! This has been a personal goal of mine for more than a year. Now that the initial goal has been reached of creating the newsletter, I have set future goals to to keep it up.

“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.”

You can check out my first newsletter [HERE] and if you’re interested in joining the newsletter (I hope you are), you can sign up via the form [HERE]