It’s easy to make goals, but harder to reach them. In an effort to keep myself on track and be accountable, here’s my report card for February.
Writing Goals – C+
Write 1000 words per week: I didn’t write 1000 words per week, but did make progress.
Post blogs three days a week: Again, I fell short of that goal, so I’m revising my goal. (more on that topic below)
Health Goals – C
Research and try migraine treatments: I have been trying a new over-the-counter treatment for migraines. It doesn’t appear to be working, but I’ll give it a little longer.
Consistent exercise: Epic FAIL…
PT for tennis elbow: Improved!
Household Goals – A
Organize every room and closet in the house: I’m a little behind on this, but not too far off schedule.
Personal Goals – B+
Read two books: So sad – no progress on this item.
Document family history: I haven’t spent a lot of time on this, BUT with the help of a cousin or two, we solved a mystery!
Plan 34th anniversary trip: Nothing done this month, but still on track
Spiritual growth: This is difficult to measure, but I am being consistent with my quiet time.
So, for the month of February, I have a 3.0 GPA, which was where I wanted to be. However, I am seeing a trend with my writing goal that has caused me to make a revision.
My priority is to write books. I have two started, one of which came together in a very amazing way. Every author who is unknown needs a blog and a social media presence to market their books, so I’ve been trying to build an audience while writing the books. Unfortunately, I’ve been writing posts for the blog, commenting on other blogs, commenting on the Facebook and Twitter accounts of other blogs; basically writing everything but a book.
I spoke with a coach who pointed out that unless I actually get the book finished and published, the purpose for the blog becomes purely social rather than entrepreneurial. She gave me “permission” to take a break from being social and encouraged me to post to my blog just once week (I may do twice if one post is on Wordless Wednesday). So, you’ll be seeing a little less of me for a while, but I hope to be back with a book under my belt!