May had me mostly focusing on the house projects. With my room out of commission, 90% of my possessions packed up and stored in a family member’s basement, I spent most of the time planning, prepping and coordinating with tradesmen.
Dealing with so many people left me mentally and emotionally exhausted, seriously, I can’t really cope with that much social interaction. So it felt like everything took so much longer than it should have.
But we are so close to getting it all done. Oops, spoke too soon.
On the 1st of June, our joiner and his team were meant to show up and do work in all four upstairs rooms and allow me to reopen my shop… Instead, they just never showed up (we booked them 3 weeks ago). Can’t get them to answer the phone, reply to messages… they have just fallen off the face of the earth. Seriously, I just want to cry.
So… things are now even more put back as WE are going to *laughs* have a go at doing it ourselves because I am beyond tired of all these useless tradesmen who don’t know how to run a business.
Last Month’s Goals
Let’s look at how I got on with last month’s goals.
01 – Find a decorator – DONE (took waaay longer than we had hoped because once again, getting tradesmen to actually turn up or even answer the phone is a Herculean task!)
02 – Do some Beta Reading – DONE (I completed the chapters I had originally been given)
03 – Check measurements of Furniture – DONE
04 – Send out Newsletter(s) – NOT DONE (I actually failed this, due to a delay with the house rennovations I had limited access to my computer/internet and didn’t manage to get these out. I will definitely have the newsletters out next month.)
05 – Finishing painting my room – DONE (added this goal, I used all this non-computer time to paint my office… it was slow and frustrating because of how my brain works but it’s done!!)
This Month’s Goals
01 – Complete joinery work in My Craft Room
At the end of May I drafted my June Goals, then on the 1st June the joinery company ruined those goals by being crap. So, since my partner and I are now doing all the joinery work I’ve had to change my June goals. This goal was originally to get my room up and running but I just want to get the joinery done and not think too far ahead.
02 – Do some Beta Reading
I am still beta reading for a fellow author, so again I’m adding it here.
03 – Start a new Writing schedule
Over the last several months, I have struggled with any kind of consistent writing schedule. With a lot of this stuff (hopefully) getting completed, I want to try and set and stick to a writing schedule whereby I may actually finish one of these damn novels!
04 – Send out newsletters(s)
Yup this one is just staying on indefinitely.
05 – Read one book
Even reading fell to the wayside but I want to do more reading and less sitting watching Netflix which has sadly became too much of a norm.
06 – Sort my travel
With the lockdowns easing, I am hoping to visit my family back in England over the anniversary of my sister’s death at the end of July.
07 – Get my vaccine
They have offered the jab to people my age so I need to get it booked in.