So we’re almost a quarter of the way through the year. The moon should be transitioning into Libra tomorrow, and it will also mark the spring equinox. Therefore we will in theory be leaving winter behind and entering spring (though I’m sure that there will still be one or two spring snowstorms to hit somewhere in the US during the end of March & the early part of April). So now is time to look back on the goals that I had set for the period of the Virgo full moon.

So my goals for the last full moon included:

            Networking more on linkedin (add value to current connections, and then also strategically expand my network as well).

            Getting together with local friends more often (either for lunch, coffee, or maybe walking around Boomer Lake).

            Reaching out to friends that I haven’t talked to in awhile and catch up either through email or instant messaging.

            Then also continue working on my transition plan and also trying to develop a balance between “free time” and everything else that I need to be doing.

So how did I do with each one?

In terms of being more active on linkedin, this is still slow going. This is due to several things: 1) I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do, and until I do so I don’t want to go in half-hearted with adding value (though adding value to connections is never a bad thing); 2) I will need to look at people’s profiles to be able to figure out what “value” to add (as I haven’t had face-to-face interactions with probably ninety-eight percent of them); and 3) I really just need to schedule in time in a calendar to where I’m a) looking at people’s profiles and taking notes, b) commenting on people’s posts (one way of adding in value) and then c) communicating more with my network. So as usually this is an on-going task.

In terms of getting together with local friends more often—this hasn’t happened. Currently I usually try to get together with a friend for lunch once a month on the weekends (works best for both of us that way). So this is still something that I should be working on as well (as you never know where that lucky job referral will be coming from).

Reaching out to friends, this has been slow going as well. I’m thinking that these are tasks that I actually need to schedule into my calendar so that I know that I’ve set aside a specific time to be doing this.

In terms of working on my transition plan, I have an general idea of the type of professional lifestyle that I would like to have (if it can be on the bench that would be great, but at the same time I’m willing to start slowly migrating away from the bench), and I’ve come up with a list of job titles that also could be a match, though now there is more work that needs to be done to both narrow down the list and see which ones could be the best match for my desired professional lifestyle.

So I didn’t get a huge amount of each task completed this month. I seem to have the cycle where I manage to get a lot done, and then I get from just a little to maybe two-thirds completed. These are general things that will probably be kept on the outskirts of all other tasks over the next few months (if not making it back onto a list—depending on the sign and house that the moon is transitioning through).