I have decided to bring this little website of mine back to life again – this one, and Mainely Motherhood. It is the first of the month and the last month of the year. Therefore, I thought I would make a list of goals. I wanted to make a list of goals to wrap up the year, and another to start the year . . . but first, I need to explain . . .
Those of you who know me from years back remember the ridiculously detailed daily to-do lists I used to write out . . . well, when I stated experiencing some strange health issues, those went away. When the to-do lists went away, so did a lot of my writing goals. Then, out of nowhere, I just could not write anymore. I was too sick. Thanks to my primary care physician and my neurologist, I am on a path toward wellness, nothing too serious is going on, and I am writing daily again.
Meaning: I feel like all the pieces of ME are fitting together nicely again.
I cannot explain it in a better way. When a writer cannot write, it feels like they are not whole – as if pieces of them are missing or are falling apart. An emptiness wasn’t a depression, but was definitely a feeling of sadness. I am thankful it is resolved and I am working again. I’ve been back on a fairly regular schedule since November 23rd, but I’m still taking it easy on myself by not working until 2am and getting up at 6am to start all over again (smiles – I know some of you know what I mean).
My goals to wrap up 2013:
- Steadily continue working toward full-time hours again.
- Continue working through the doctors’ health plan we have discussed together.
- Finish outlining the book idea I got when I started feeling better again. (!!! Yay !!!)
- Celebrate my oldest son’s birthday! (December 20th)
- Celebrate the holidays with my family!
My goals for beginning 2014:
- Update this website (and Mainely Motherhood) at least once per week!
- Continue working on The Ghost Writer: Fear of the Pen (This project WILL be finished!)
- Work 40 hours per week. (Thanks to my doctors’ help!)
- Reassess my health situation when we all meet again in February.
- Celebrate my youngest son’s birthday! (February 15th)
Simple goals, yes, but there is no need to overwhelm the list making process with things that are not realistic and with goals I worry I will not be able to complete by a certain timeline. I have no idea what I will be capable of in three months, but I do know what I am capable of right now. Therefore, I am going to focus on that. I know what my strengths are and I know what my weaknesses are, so I can shape realistic goals around those facts without blurring the lines in between.
Have you set any goals for yourself this month?