Yes, it’s time I got back to my monthly goals. Though for a little while, I’m going to keep them at a maximum of four a month.
Anything more might push me too hard while I get used to my new systems and schedules.
Last Month’s Goals
So, with the whole “I need a month off” decision, I had no goals for May and then extended that into June.
I think that was the right decision and while I get a little eye-twitchy knowing there’s a break in my blog’s consistency, I can live with it.
This month’s goals
01 – Write 1 chapter
During May’s hiatus, I wrote nothing.
Halfway through the 2nd week, a wave of creativity swept over me and I came up with a new story idea. That’s been brain dumped but I refrained from writing it. Or anything else.
Even when my current novels were all chunnering at me, I ignored them. Because if I had started writing, I’d have been swept back up into the whirlwind of “to do” all over again.
I’ve been writing small bits throughout June, but it’s taking me time to build my habit back up, so I want to start small with this goal. Just a chapter.
02 – Plan a Month’s Content
In June, I not only managed to plan a month ahead of blog content but actually got most of my posts written and scheduled.
Usually, I manage a week ahead for content creation, not a month.
While I would love to continue that success, I don’t want to make it a goal.
So in an effort not to overwhelm myself I am just aiming for planned content.
03 – Go through our DVDs
For years we’ve had a pretty massive DVD collection (we are big movie lovers). However, with all the streaming services available it’s about time to start reducing this collection.
I like the idea of having less clutter in the house and this will free up a lot of real estate in our back bedroom.
There are some I will always want to keep, but probably a lot that I won’t watch again or that are available on our streaming service.
04 – Complete my Taxes
Ah yes, I have STILL not completed these.
The reason being is part way through the year I lapsed with my paperwork and now I have a mountain of it to get through in order to be organised enough to actually DO the taxes.
I’m also going to ATTEMPT to re-establish my online tax gateway since the last few times have failed miserably, but it’s costing me sending them through the post.
I have to send special delivery as a precaution… good thing I do as one year they claimed never to have received them and charged me a £100 penalty.
I had the signature to prove it HAD been received by them and the penalty was cancelled.