Nothing motivates us like starting fresh. We all have the opportunity to do just that tomorrow, the first day of a new month.
You’ve probably heard of a “bucket list,” and you might even have one of your own, but you don’t have to wait your entire life to start making some checkmarks. We’ve got 3 #LifeGoals outlined below that you can most definitely accomplish in the next 31 days.
Put Yourself Out There.
And by “out there,” we literally mean outside. It’s been a long winter (at least for Houstonians), and we’re hoping that March will bring sunshine and warmer temps. This month, enjoy the beauty and fresh air that Houston has to offer in the springtime.
UH Farmers Market – Did you know you can shop for locally sourced & produced food items while you’re on campus? #UHFarmersMarket happens every other Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. at Wilhemina’s Grove, near Entrance 15.
Houston BCycle – Houston BCycle is a bike share program in the city, with 56 stations and over 425 bicycles throughout central Houston. You can purchase an annual or monthly membership or pay a walk-up rate to unlock a bike from one of the stations, ride for a 30-to-60-minute trip and return it.
Bayou City Art Festival – Art is everywhere, especially when you’re roaming around outside in Houston. You can curate your own tour of murals and wall art in the city (we <3 this one from It’s Not Hou It’s Me), or you can mark your calendar for March 23-25, for the Bayou City Art Festival, which transforms Memorial Park into a one-of-a-kind outdoor gallery featuring exhibitions in clay, paint, photography and mixed media.
Start a Side Hustle.
Yeah, you’re busy. But research has shown that you can boost your productivity by being more intentional with your time, so adding something to your plate won’t necessarily overwhelm you — it just might help you focus while adding some $ to your net worth.
UH RED Labs – This semester, the startup accelerator housed in #UHBauer launched a workshop focused on “the art of the side hustle,” giving students on campus tools to make the most of business opportunities to earn extra income.
Etsy – You’ve probably purchased a unique item or two on this online marketplace, but have you thought about opening your own Etsy store? Whether you’re a thrifting pro who can find amazing vintage clothing items, a designer who can customize jewelry or mugs, or a crafter who knits all the time, make the most of your talents by selling your wares online.
Blog – We recently hosted a panel discussion with local fashion bloggers who have turned their passion for content creation and style into a revenue stream. Get started by building your following and elevating your content on Instagram or another social platform, then look into opportunities to work with brands as an online influencer.
Share the Love.
We’re reminded more and more that none of us are promised tomorrow. That’s why it’s so important to make the most of every second, which you can do this month (and every month after that) by reaching out and connecting with your friends and family.
Grateful & Company – #UHBauer senior Caroline Ferguson just launched this business, which sells items designed to share physical gratitude (think mugs, shirts, bags and cards), with proceeds benefitting suicide prevention and mental health awareness programs on campuses.
Be My Neighbor Day – March 18 is “Be My Neighbor Day,” a celebration of our global community of neighbors, inspired by Mister Rogers and his simple signature song, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”. Challenge yourself on this day to do a good deed (large or small!) and start a chain reaction of kind acts.
Bauer Volunteer Fair – There’s no better way to make the world a kinder place than to give back. The #UHBauer Volunteer Fair is happening on March 8, from 10:30-3 in the Melcher Hall back drum, where you can find service opportunities for yourself or your student organization.
By Jessica Navarro