March Goals: Here We Go

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Time to go over the February goals! Also known as the goals I almost died trying to complete! Let's go over those lovely goals!!!

GET BACK INTO RUNNING: Ah, the goal I almost died attempting. So I went running for the first time this week. It finally went a little above the 40's though not by much. The first time was okay, the only major exception being I am so out of shape, and it reminded me of something like dying. The second time was even worse. I don't get how people run in the cold. I felt like hurling up my lungs and blood. It felt as bad as it sounds.

COLLABORATE WITH A BLOGGER: I will be collaborated with Morgan soon!! And by the way, check out her new e-course! I've been blessed to be able to get to enroll in it, and I know it'll be great!

RECEIVE UGGS: I DID! I DID!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH PARENTS I LOVE THEM AND YOU!!!

FINISH THE PRAYER LOG: There's lots I need to be praying for okay. But hey, when it is all done, it's going to be great! I've also been working on a faith journal - details to come.

HAVE THE WILD HOCKEY TEAMS BEAT THE CHICAGO TEAMS: Ughhh the Iowa Wild did not win, but it was an awesome game I got to attend. AND OH MY GOSH, who even cares BECAUSE DID YOU SEE HOW BAD THE WILD WHOOPED THE BLACKHAWKS IN THE STADIUM SERIES??!!! THIS IS THE MINNESOTA WILD'S WORLD, WE'RE JUST LIVING IN IT.

GIVE SOME MONEY AWAY: Yes, I did. I also bought some awesome white sneakers. They are amazing; I don't even care about them getting dirty. I am determined to defeat dirt. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened. YET. But it will! I will even write a blog post on keeping your white clothing a perfect #ffffff! (That is the color number for pure white in the blogging/designing world.) But first... Well... Just comment some links with people who have defeated dirt already.

CLEAR OFF THE SHELF I DON'T WANT ANYMORE: ............ I'll do it eventually...

GET CLOSE TO THE END OF COMPLETELY FINISHING MY BOOK: I decided to hold off until spring break. I want to be able to focus all my attention on it (and staying up into the 3 am range with Grams is helpful), so I'm going to wait for now. I know God will give me the strength to finish it.

PICK A NEW BOOK TO WORK ON: I will. Over spring break...

March Goals

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Run WITHOUT puking up blood or a lung.

That's all I have to say about that.

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Learn lots through Morgan's new e-course (click to enroll - it will be one of your better decisions!)

I can't wait to begin the course - it comes out February 29th! Morgan is so great at what she does! I've already taken one of her webinars and got one full doc of notes! I'm seriously ecstatic about this course!!! I've been praying to God for a way to help me grow my blog, and He delivered!

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Experiment with something new...

...and that something new is a Sparkles by Ashlee YouTube channel. Let me explain. I've always had an interest in at least TRYING to do some vlogs and faith based videos. Look, not everyone likes to read. I wish that were different, but that's just life. And maybe people listen better than they do read. Videos would be a way for me to do that. Also, it's yet another way to broadcast my faith. In my opinion, there's no such thing as too many outlets to share God.

My only concern is that people can be very mean on YouTube, but I can just disable comments. I still think it's a good way to share Jesus, and hey, haters gonna hate! I have God, so nobody can break me! :) I did set up my channel, so please make sure you subscribe if I decide to pursue this!

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My photos need to be printed.

Seriously, my iPhone is about to explode. Thankfully, Walmart has my back!

   credit to Hunter for the photos of me; he actually did them for FREE, and he's really good!

credit to Hunter for the photos of me; he actually did them for FREE, and he's really good!

Work on my "5 fears" portion of the faith notebook.

I want to do a lot of things in my faith notebook, and the first thing I decided to do was my "five fears" section. It's where I write down my five biggest fears along with Christian quotes, Bible verses, and other helpful resources to remind myself to trust God.

(Do any of you have any really good Christian blog post links over death and not fearing it? Please send them to me if you do!)

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Hockey hockey hockey hockey.

I love hockey, and I want to go to another game this month!!! Last time I got Dippin' Dots, and they were amazing. I'll recap that game soon! Probably sometime in July, but hey.

   a stop at Bass Pro before our annual trip to Gramps and Grams so the boys can go ice fishing!

a stop at Bass Pro before our annual trip to Gramps and Grams so the boys can go ice fishing!

March = shopping month.

Unfortunately. My body decides to do this thing called growing resulting in all my shorts being WAY too short. As well as shirts. And pretty much everything I own. I'm praying I can get some new shorts. Or I have nothing to wear in the summer.

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OKAY. That shelf really needs to be cleaned this month!!!

Because my mom says she's sick of me not decorating my room, and if I don't do it soon, she will. I've tried to tell her all in good timing, but...you know. Let's just say I really need to clean the shelf.

   when we were heading up north and on the interstate, the sky looked even more beautiful than this, and it was shining over city lights - I WILL FOREVER BE UPSET I DID NOT GET A PICTURE!!!

when we were heading up north and on the interstate, the sky looked even more beautiful than this, and it was shining over city lights - I WILL FOREVER BE UPSET I DID NOT GET A PICTURE!!!

Blog everyday this month.

I'm trying something new in March. I'm going to blog everyday because I want to get more "real" on this blog, and I want to incorporate the little ways I see God working in my life on a daily basis + what I learn each day. We'll see how I do with that.

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Completely finish my book.

We can take care of one yearly goal in one month, in one week. Let's do it. I'll need your prayers, and I'm not even kidding.

   maybe one of THE dumbest pictures of me, but gotta keep it real!

maybe one of THE dumbest pictures of me, but gotta keep it real!

And I need to get a new book idea going, too.

I'll do that over spring break as well. And yes, I will still be taking a break. My break with Gramps and Grams always consists of donuts, leisurely walks (poor Grams doesn't agree with the word "leisurely" in there), pictures, onion rings, McFlurries, sundaes at Hardee's, cheeseballs in Dairy Queen, all the calories, and clothes! And maybe even broken eyes if I forget my goggles when I go swimming! Yay!

I seriously did forget my goggles one time. Then I thought I'd be okay without them. Maybe you're okay if you like being blind. Read about that here.

Okay, I'm out. Clearly I have tons to do. March is my special month, and you'll hear why in a blog post coming later. In the meantime, follow all my adventures on Instagram @sparklesbyashlee! Let's trust God and live for Him and seek His will, and let's do this!!