Skip to main content

Merry Monday - Goal Setting

[caption id="attachment_4711" align="alignleft" width="300"]merry_monday Image created using Bit Strips.[/caption]

The demonstration at the Japanese Embassy went well. I was a little nervous on the day, but I found my focus and got through it. Generally, I have difficulty with change, but after doing demos for a couple of years, they are rarely done according to plan. More people showed up than we thought and many were there just before the demo. There wasn't enough space inside to do it safely because several of the exhibits were on the stage. It's a good thing the weather was beautiful. One of the other ladies made rice balls for everyone to have after the demonstration. It was delicious and I'm now on a bento box kick.

My sewing area is getting cleaner, as is the rest of my home. I have some repairs to do on my kitchen drawers that are taking longer than I thought they would, but I'm just doing a little at a time and I know they'll get done eventually. I'm more concerned with the actual messy areas like my dining and living room as I'd like to have people over in the near future.

I'm starting to find this thing called routine again. Liking it. I function better with routine.

ROW80Logocopy

The outline for my screenplay is coming along. I'm going to get back to doing ROW80 to help me stay focused, so here are my writing goals right now:

  • Edit The Language of Love by May 15th

  • Complete Puppy Chow screenplay loglines by May 1st

  • Complete Puppy Chow first draft by May 31st

  • Add 500 words a day to The Blood Waitress Club

  • Edit the short fiction piece for my newsletter

  • Newsletter goes live


Other goals:

  • Finish setting up sewing area

  • Finalize product listing and specifications

  • Start building up an inventory

  • Get the house clean

  • Walk at least 30 minutes a day

  • Work on leg strength in preparation for the May seminar

  • Read 5 pages every day

  • Make healthy bento box lunches

  • Play a bit of guitar every day

  • 1 hour of "play" each week (gaming or something that is relaxing)

  • Limit/eliminate time with unhealthy people


I think that's enough to work on. So I'm jumping back into ROW80 when it's half over, but there's still time to accomplish my goals. I've added them to my bullet journal too. Some were sort of in there, but the way I wrote them in was annoying to me. I like just working with one day at a time. For a Gantt chart, I'd rather use a spreadsheet.

Tonight is the first night in a very long time that I get to attend my original writing group. I'm looking forward to seeing them and catching up.

Well, off to get some things done.

Salut,
R~

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Gauntlet That Was October

I had a lot of things happen in October. I watched Frankenstein in the cemetery with friends. I had tea with a friend. I started a new sport: curling. This is really fun and I'm enjoying the level of activity it provides and all the strategic elements. I'll do a separate post on it soon. Unfortunately, soon after my first game, I came down with Covid and so did the friend who I had tea with, so I think we both caught it at the place we went to. That wasn't fun. I already posted about that. I was fortunate to be free of it in time to attend Can-Con where I took in lots of panels, saw some of the wonderful writer community, bought many new books, and volunteered to help out in the rooms. The following weekend, I went to the livestream for Danielle Allard's new album release, followed by the in person release. As part of this, she has a 6 video series that releases every Sunday on her YouTube at 1:15 PM EDT. Video number 2, Falling Into Place, is one that I feel fortunate

2023 - Week 40

I felt a touch rough on Monday. After exchanging some shoes, I needed electrolytes. The heat with the egg thing made me a bit nauseus. I had lots of fluids before having noodles for dinner. That made me feel better. When Tuesday came about, I was looking forward to what I might be learning at GSL curling in the evening. I was also excited to being on the ice as a break from the unseasonal heat. It's spooky season! It's supposed to be a cool and cuddly time. We should be wearing hoodies (or bunny hugs if you prefer). Instead, I was sweating in jeans as I simply walked from my condo building to my car. Wednesday's plan was streaming, but I also hoped to fit an exchange at Home Depot in as I got the wrong shelf size for a project. Really, my original plan for something didn't work, so I was choosing to go a different way. I did stream, but I didn't get to Home Depot. Thursday featured work followed by packing for my spooky weekend away with friends. I got my oil and my

Swamped

I've been busy. Really busy. Life: - Making food for two long weekends (Comiccon and an Iaido seminar) - Finishing my costume for Comiccon, which is in 5 days! (Carnival Punk Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - Went to On the Brink on Friday to hear authors read. Won a book and bought a Steampunk anthology. - In training this week for work (off-site) and it's an early start for me Writing: - Editing The Page & The Magician (just finished Chapter 3) - Finished a short story called The Blood Waitress Club , which is on revision 3 and I'm just waiting for feedback before I put it up on Smashwords - I've been trying to write short stories that may fit into some anthology, but I find it harder to write with some specific criteria in mind rather than coaxing the words from my soul Guitar: - We are learning a lot of songs (Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Green Day, Black Eyed Peas, Bare Naked Ladies, Simon & Garfunkel, ABBA, Ed Sheeran, The Animals, John Fogerty, Ian Thomas) - I hav