Because of my health I’m kinda stuck in the same routine day in day out. So I decided it would be good to start each month with 5 mini goals for that month, goals that are easily to achieve but are often things I struggle with or have to delay because of my health. I know that I won’t always be able to complete these goals but it’s a motivation. So here’s my mini list for April 🙂
1. Enjoy my birthday
My birthday is on the 7th but I never really tend to do much for it. I basically just see it as any other day, not doing anything special, but I end up regretting that the next day. It’s my birthday, I should enjoy my day as much as I can. Last year was one of the worst birthdays I had as I ended up spending it in bed all day because of the agony I was in so I’m totally hoping my body will allow me to celebrate it as much as I can.
2. Set up my new leopard gecko
My mum decided to get me a leopard gecko for my birthday, well it was supposed to be a tortoise first but as I have no experience with reptiles at all and tortoises aren’t the easiest pet to keep I decided to go for a leopard gecko instead. Which I’m SUPER excited about. Luckily my mum, sister and nan are paying for the terrarium & the gecko (terrariums are bloody expensive!!!) so this whole weekend I’ve been ordering stuff as in decorations and stuff the gecko actually needs. We’re picking her up on Wednesday so I’m looking forward to that.
3. Make a schedule for my online course
As of today I’m starting an online course to become a freelance corrector. Since I’m unfit to work and if I’m ever allowed to work again it won’t be more than 3-4 hours a day there’s no way I’ll find something proper so I decided to follow an online course to do something I could do independently if one day my health allows me to. The course takes 15 weeks so I really need to make a schedule to plan it all and don’t end up with not enough time.
4. Try to go out more in my wheelchair
I’ve only been outside in my wheelchair once, for some reason I still struggle with it so when I go outside I walk with my cane but I’m always in a huge amount of pain and have to recover from it for the next couple of days. I don’t have my electric wheels yet to put on my wheelchair, hopefully I will this month and then, perhaps, it’ll be easier for me to go outside with my wheelchair.
5. Make the puzzle my mum gave me
For Christmas my mum gave me a puzzle in the shape of a Volkswagen van, my favourite car. I’d really like to complete it and put it on my bookshelf. When I was younger I used to make puzzles all the time but ever since my RA it became more challenging. So let’s try this again.