First Friday of the month, that means it’s Goal time! Last month’s goals seemed manageable but boy were they not! Oh well, I did complete some which was good and the ones I didn’t were mostly out of my hands. Check below for a recap and to see what I have planned for this month.
Last Month’s Goals
Let’s look at how I got on with last month’s goals.
01 – Complete Joinery Work in my Craft Room – PARTIALLY DONE (my partner and I (mostly him) finished the joinery work in 2 of the four upstairs rooms but due to some other situations that cropped up we weren’t able to finish my Craft Room joinery)
02 – Do some Beta Reading – DONE (I managed to complete the full beta read of the story, it was great!!)
03 – Start a new Writing Schedule – PARTIALLY DONE (I haven’t started it but I have planned it out ready for when room is back in operation)
04 – Send out Newsletter(s) – NOT DONE (If you’re on my mailing list you may have noticed I missed another month, I’m so sorry. Things have been crazy and some things had to get de-prioritised. But I promise the July one will be going out along with a new Library downloadable)
05 – Read one book – DONE (after such a crappy few months, we decided to treat ourselves and visit Waterstones for some new books – as all ours are still packed away in boxes. I read Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron)
06 – Sort my travel – PARTIALLY DONE (I sorted some but I still need to work out what requirements are needed for travel IF I’m able to go. The UK government keep changing things right at the last minute and N.Ireland Stormant’s lockdown regulations are different from England’s so that makes things more difficult)
07 – Get my vaccine – PARTIALLY DONE (I’m booked in but it’s for early July)
This Month’s Goals
01 – Draft blog posts
I have been getting lots of blog post ideas so I want to start drafting them and getting caught up with this blog.
02 – Complete joinery on Craft Room
Since we didn’t manage this last month, I’m dropping it into this month’s goals.
03 – Implement a build-up plan for my business
With my shop being closed for almost 2 months, I am going to get hit painfully hard when I return as climbing back up the search algorithm takes time. So I have worked out a plan for building momentum in both the shop and social media and will need to implement and analyse it the moment I re-open.
04 – Send out newsletters(s)
Yup this one is just staying on indefinitely.
05 – Read one book
With so much of the crazy house stuff done, I want to get back into a normal pattern for reading at night as a way to unwind.
06 – Move all our possession back to the house
If we can FINALLY stick to the schedule with this damn house, we should be able to bring back all our possessions that have been in storage for months.
07 – Get vaccinated
As I couldn’t get vaccinated last month as when I booked it ended up in July, I am getting this done this month.
08 – Write a review for Sunflowers Under The Moon
I was given an Advanced Reader Copy of this book for an honest review.
09 – Clear all notes from my old phone (OOT)
With things being somewhat back to normalcy, I am adding in a Monthly OOT to my goal list. OOTs, for those who don’t know, are One Off Tasks that have been lurking on my To Do lists forever. So I am allocating one a month to my Monthly Goals so I might actually get more of them ticked off.
I have an old phone that I want to pass on to a family member, but it won’t let me export the notes. So I need to go through, delete, sort and transfer to my new phone.