Hello 2022, Don’t Get In My Way

Well, we are back with another year.  The pandemic is still stalking through the world, the news is still mostly depressing as hell and we are all squinting with suspicion at this new year, wondering what treasures or horrors await us.

But you know what?  Damn this year!  Damn it, I say!  I have a plan and by gosh I'm going to impliment it no matter what!

November Goals 2021 | Monthly Goals

It's check in time!  If you're new to this blog, the First Friday of every month is my Monthly Goals blog post, where I go through last months goals and mark up whether I completed them or not and then list the new goals.  October was the month I implemented, with gusto, my New System, and so far it's been a screaming success as you will see by my goals!  (who would have thought?!)

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.