Getting married at the end of March kept a lot of my free time and focus tied up for the first few months of the year. Now that I have some of my free time back, though, I’m going to start posting about my monthly accomplishments.

Here’s what kept me busy this month:

  1. I finished just about the first half of my training for SalesForce Developer certification. I’m hoping my work load lightens up a bit so that I can check this off of my list in May.
  2. I’m in the process of buying a house. I’m really excited about the idea of having my own personal library, and about planting a vegetable garden, but wow, has this taken up a lot of my time lately. Between home inspections, and paperwork, and negotiating, it’s been a busy month.
  3. I’ve only completed reading one book: Great by Choice. If I’m going to meet my annual goal of reading 30 books this year, I have a lot of catching up to do.
  4. I ran 27.5 miles in preparation for the Bellin Run. My longest run so far is still only about 3.5 miles, but in the next month I’ll be adding to that significantly.
  5. I photographed two events: A folk and bluegrass show at Yield Bar on April 4th, and a tea party in the park towards the end of the month.
  6. I participated in a panel for a job fair prep session at UWM’s School of Information Studies, to share my experience as a UX Designer with some SOIS students who will be looking for their own jobs soon.
  7. I joined a new band! Some members of Milwaukee’s Of the North have banded together to start a new venture, Whiskey Doubles. I’ve been working hard on getting up to speed on the existing tunes, and towards the end of the month, I recorded all of my parts for an upcoming album. I’m doing a little bit of everything – lots of banjolele, some flute, percussion, harmonium, singing… It’s a pretty fun group. Next month, we should have some recordings available.

All in all, a productive start to the year after a crazy first quarter.