Monday, January 25, 2016

Accountability Monday

To keep myself on task with everything I have to do outside of my day job, I've started Accountability Monday where I'll share my successes and failures from the past week and my goals for the upcoming one. If you too need something to keep yourself honest, feel free to join in.

How I Did Last Week

I managed to complete both of my goals for the week. I did two read throughs for SFLN and wrote about two paragraphs towards my new opening.

Biggest Challenge I Faced This Week

Adulting. Hubby and I for Christmas decided we were getting a new couch and kitchen table, which we did purchase. They will be here by March. (Hooray!) But with the new purchase coming means we have a deadline to make sure we have room for the larger couch. So there was a lot of cleaning and organizing this weekend.

My Goals for the Week

Continue to work on this new first chapter.

Even though I'm not happy with my writing progress, I am loving our almost 100% organized and clean kitchen. We finally got rid of all the plastic storage we've been using since our twenties.

Of course we didn't figure in The White One when we purchased our new storage furniture. I'm pretty sure he'll be *in* our furniture by week's end.


Monday, January 18, 2016

Accountability Monday

Just because I said my focus this year is patience, doesn't mean I can skip through the weeks without any weekly plan. I tried that in December and all I accomplished was playing lots of Candy Crush. So, I'll continue with the weekly goals.

Just not as militant.

For the upcoming week, I'm keeping my goals simplistic. They are:

  • Complete another read through of SFLN.
  • Begin drafting SFLN's new first chapter.


Hope your goals and plans are going great!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Patience is Key

Welcome to 2016!

If you know me, you know me and resolutions aren't really friends. Probably because I don't know how to make realistic or effective resolutions. They are always like "drop three pants sizes" or "publish all the things" which is great, if I actually took circumstance into account when I make them.

This is why I'm changing the way I approach resolutions this year. I'm not creating a list. I'm not creating a goal or goals. Nope. This year I'm only focusing on one word: patience. With Hubby's health, with my writing journey, with the day job--everything. I'm the type of girl who likes to be three steps ahead all the time and when I'm not, my anxiety grows. And over 2015 my anxiety knew no bounds. If I can take a seat back and just breathe, things will fall into place.
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