October Goals 2021 | Monthly Goals

September was a really tough month, busy but also with some family stress, a continuing bout of SAD Syndrome and one of my beloved cats got very sick. He was at the vets a lot, had a number of examinations, tests and procedures, lost a lot of weight and had to stay over. We did get to bring him home and have been trying to get him eating, he’s still not out of the woods yet but we are hopeful at this time. But it’s been emotionally draining.

Monthly Goals: September 2021 | The Merry Writer Podcast

September Goals 2021 | Monthly Goals

I had planned to keep September's goals nice and simple, maybe sticking with just 5.  Well, that lasted all of 30 seconds into writing this blog post.  So, despite September usually being the start of my business rush as people start buying for the holidays (and the fact that August, usually a quiet month, was actually crazy busy) I have added more goals than I planned to.  Oh well, I do like a challenge 😀

Monthly Goals: June 2021

June Goals 2021 | Monthly Goals

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.

Monthly Goals: May 2021. Image of a calendar and pen

May Goals 2021 | Monthly Goals

April turned out to be a hair-pull-inducing stress month.  Filled mostly with packing our home, moving boxes, stripping the worlds-worst wallpaper and trying to coordinate tradesmen who seemed incapable of a) answering their phones or b) replying to voicemails, texts or DMs (even when THEY told us which they preferred). So I am approaching May with a lot more caution - mostly because I will be without an office, will have limited internet access and have to spend large amounts of time out of the house while people fix things. 

Monthly Goals: April 2021

April Goals 2021 | Monthly Goals

As we drift into April, I look back on March to see what I managed to accomplish.  It was rough month for me and I am glad it was one of the months I take a few days off in.  Those quarterly breaks make the difference between me burning out and being able to function like a normal human being. I tried not to give myself too much for March and am happy with what was accomplished.  I'm going to attempt a few more goals this  month as next month might see me offline for a week or two due to some house work we need doing.  So I want to get more done this month.

Monthly Goals: January 2021, image of a calenar and pen

January Goals 2021 | Monthly Goals

Let's start the year off strong and for me that means making goals.  Goals should move you forward.  You start with a few yearly goals, then break them down over the months to make it easier to manage.

January is the perfect time to consider your Yearly Goals (which I did in last week's post).  From there, I've created my first set of monthly goals for the year.