April showers.

I flipped the page in my day planner and was faced with this:

small tear.

My heart hurts for you, too, s&s.

A new month and a lonely blog can only mean one thing: new goals.

I had a very successful February when I laid out five clear goals. My to-do list was simple and every day I had a reminder of what was to be done.

You see, I’m a bit OCD when it comes to lists. I love to make them, I love to follow them, I love to cross off their items.

Simple enough: I follow the themes of my long-term yearly goals and set five new short-term goals for April.

Daydreaming is the only way I’ll be vacationing this month. A few money hiccups in March will keep me grounded in April. No Vancouver. Sad little girl. With only three trips left to achieve my goal, I don’t need to take off monthly. Instead, I’ll spin the globe, close my eyes and pick a spot. I’ll also live vicariously through Andrea’s solo trip to the Galapagos Islands mid-month with National Geographic. April will be spent researching cheap vacation times and new places I want to go. Thankfully once my bank account and leg have fully recovered I have found a travel partner that is excited for Hawaii.

I still haven’t fully recovered from my last yoga outing. With semi-weekly trips to physio, a full yoga class is not on my mind yet. What I will do is focus on the few poses I can do that will help with my rehab to stretch out and strengthen my hamstring.

I will blog at least 10 times over the course of the month. I had a rather pathetic March with only seven updates. Poor unloved blog.

April = speed dating. I’ve talked to Jenn about this one a few times after her enjoyable encounter with the adventure. I am dragging a friend or two with me, but I will go on 25 dates in 13.5 minutes and I’ll like it.

Cry. Oh, no? I don’t think that will help much with getting into one, but that is still my reaction when I think about it. Meal planning is essential this month, and my focus will be breakfast. I will eat breakfast at home at least five days a week.