2015 RESOLUTIONS — MARCH PROGRESS

I think a big reason why people don't achieve their New Year's Resolutions is because they don't revisit them throughout the year. In order to avoid this pitfall, I've made a calendar reminder each month to check in with myself and track my progress. If you'd like to see my goals this year, check out my New Year's 2015 Resolutions post. Here is what I have achieved this far:
 

COOKBOOK

MARKET MAP
•received the second proof from Daniel of Clove St. Press with the new color Pantone 179 U
•decided to change to Pantone1665 U (final color choice, yewwww)

TOTE BAGS
•re-formatted market map .ai file to fit the specifications of the tote bag
•received the pre-press proof from PRP Companies

PHOTO SHOOTS / FARM VISITS / INTERVIEWS
•tested recipes [behind-the-scenes shots: Sally Loo's]
•photographed a few interiors of farm-to-table restaurants [behind-the-scenes shots: Artisan, Meze, Robin's]
•went to a few farms [behind-the-scenes shots: Rinconada Dairy ]
•interviewed some chefs [behind-the-scenes: Chris of Thomas Hill Organics, Ben of Novo Restaurant, William of Robin's]

MISCELLANEOUS
•picked my brudder's brain about Kickstarter (check out Rory's super successful crowd funding campaign for OpenFarm)
•brainstormed a loose marketing plan, looked up advertising rates, put my feelers out to local publications for future press 
•took a Skillshare class on MailChimp email marketing
•photographed my custom thank you cards (hint: carrots)


BECOME FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE AS A FREELANCER

•attended the free Small Business Seminar & Resources Expo @ Cuesta College
•categorized expenses in Freshbooks and photographed receipts for 2015 Q1
•did joint taxes for 2014 with Shea


MOVE MORE OFTEN

•hiked Pecho Coast Trail with Shea, Mom, and Dad
Quick 4 workout (2x)
•attended 2 YMCA fitness classes: 
   •Boot Camp (1x)
   •Ripped (1x)
•went on a run (2x)
•lifted hand weights (2x)
•did a trial of a new all-women's gym (Equilibrium)
•canceled YMCA membership, signed up for new membership at Equilibrium to beging the month of May


PAST PROGRESS UPDATES
2015 Resolutions - January Progress
2015 Resolutions - February Progress

P.S. Need some help in setting goals? I came across a great acronym in SLO Life Magazine the other day, one should set SMART goals: Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timely. Et voilà!