March Goals

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. – Charles Dickens”

Many exciting things are happening in March. First up the clocks go ahead! Which means that we gain some much needed and deserved sunshine. And when you live in the cold harsh north that extra hour means a lot! It also means Easter! Which means chocolate, and those of you who are better acquainted with my blog know how much I love that stuff. Another  reason is the weather begins to warm a little. I mean to not get my hopes up to much with that thought because we have seen many years where March has been the snowiest, however, I am thinking positively , bring on the sunshine and above freezing temperatures!

Enough rambling about the benefits of March lets jump into my goals, shall we? First, let us take a peek at my February progress….

February Goals

  1. Finish Reading current bookYou Are Not Your Brain – Nope, sadly I can not cross this one off, however, February wasn’t a total loss, I did read the Memoir of Vincent Van Gogh and started reading a few other books, which you can check out on my Goodreads! 
  2. Work out 3 times a week – I am actually so proud of myself for this one, my Pinterest -Healthy Living Board is filled with great at home workouts and some awesome healthy recipes that I have really been enjoying.
  3. Have a winter boil up – Nope!
  4. Go for a walk in the park – Nope, I actually forgot I committed to this. Damn it!
  5. Get crafty for Valentine’s day – Yep, I created a super cute, unbelievably corny scavenger hunt, the details I may post sometimes so others can enjoy this festive idea.
  6. Continue to Learn Dutch – I think I now know 150 dutch words… You must to start somewhere right?

Not too bad for February it was a pretty relaxed month I must admit. Now join me as I plan for the slightly more ambitious March, here we go!


March Goals

  1. Continue workout plan – I have recently been giving my ass a kick to Jillian Michaels 30 day shred (highly recommend) so I would like to keep that up and push myself a little more by adding some outdoor walking, even if just once.
  2. Continue eating healthy – I am proud to say I have been really pushing myself when it comes to eating healthier, trying a lot of different recipes (Thank you Pinterest). So I want to continue that trend. Oh! And try to make some lentil soup.
  3. Read 2 books – Ambitious? Well, I have goals to meet people!  I am already reading Against Her Rules  which is a romance written by a former co-worker of mine, and although I am not a romance fan I have to say I am so happy to see someone I know follow their dreams. It is very inspirational. So if you are a romance fan give this book a read and learn more about the culture of Newfoundland in the process.
  4. Learn how to use my Camera – This might seem like an odd statement… however, I have a Nikon DS3000 and I really need to brush up on all of the bells and whistles before my trip to Europe. After all, what is the point of having a good camera if you only know how to half use it? YouTube here I come! (Also open to any suggestions or tips)
  5. Continue to learn dutch – I am committing to another 4 lessons. We have been using and I absolutely love it, it has beat out duo-lingo by far for me.
  6.  Hike Signal Hill – This may be a bit sketchy seeing how it is winter, but if the snow stays off the ground I am going for it. Danger?  I laugh in the face of it!
  7. Organize my bedroom – Time for some much-needed spring cleaning I think. I have seen so many people taking on a more minimalist approach to their closets and I have been wanting to jump on that bandwagon for awhile now. With the help of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
    I think I got this one!

While looking at my March goals I feel inspired! That is what goals are for right? Inspiration!

If you have any suggestions on books to read or healthy recipes to try please send some my way! Happy March everyone!

What are your goals for this month? How do you stay active during the winter months? Do you have any great photo taking tips? Let me know in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!


  1. the happiest pixel | 1st Mar 16

    Hey happy pixel!! I have a couple of goals in common with you: organizing my bedroom, doing exercise, improving my photography skills… Good luck!!

    Love, thp

    • StephJ | 1st Mar 16

      Thanks! Good luck to you too 🙂 Let me know how it all goes! Cheers!

  2. Akhila | 1st Mar 16

    Sounds interesting

  3. 6bysixty | 1st Mar 16

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Good luck with your March goals.

  4. aliceandembo | 2nd Mar 16

    Great goals! I’m all for exercise, eating healthy and hopefully reading and finishing a book! Good luck to us! 🙂

  5. grayskymatters | 2nd Mar 16

    #4 – I just got ordered my first camera and can not wait to learn how to use it!!!

    • StephJ | 3rd Mar 16

      Awesome! I have been using youtube, if you find anything that might be helpful please let me know. Happy March!

      • grayskymatters | 3rd Mar 16

        I have a good friend that is a photographer that is actually going to give me some lessons. I do know there are a lot of local classes most places – worth looking into!! Good luck!!

  6. LP | 2nd Mar 16

    Great post, love the idea! I’m interested in relearning French, so you may have inspired me to make that a goal of mine for March.

    • StephJ | 3rd Mar 16

      Check out some youtube videos! i find it super helpful. good luck!

  7. Kaitlyn | 3rd Mar 16

    Awesome job with your goals girl!! You will rock it this month! It’s so motivating seeing all these goal posts!! I love it!

  8. angelalahunt | 4th Mar 16

    Again, great goals. I’m seriously getting into my reading. Currently on ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and going to try A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. Enjoy March and the chocolate

    • StephJ | 7th Mar 16

      I have never read “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” although it is a amazing movie! Very powerful! Happy reading!

  9. Yooya | 4th Mar 16

    Veel succes met Nederlands leren. 😉 And of course with your other goals as well!

    • StephJ | 7th Mar 16

      dank je? haha! cheers!

  10. imanlilysaad | 13th Mar 16

    I love how you set your monthly goals!

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