General Update

For those of you who follow me regularly, you may have noticed large amount of time between posts.  This is for a couple of reasons.  November was an very busy month for me, and “real” life had to get prioritized.  There was Nano, which I had meant to write four posts about, one a week, but ended up doing none of that.  There was also the fact that early last month I got a new nephew, who arrived a month early.  So part of my time was helping out my sister while she was in the hospital by watching my older neice.

But now its December, and I’m hoping to get back on track with a few of the things I want to do, one of which is to post more regularly on this blog.  I’ve started a Posting schedule in order to help me track my posting so I know what I’ve already posted, and what I need to post.  This way I don’t forget to finish post series, like the one on the constitution I was doing prior to the election.

Primarily the posts on this blog tend to be about either history topics or book reviews, with Writing in third.  It’s going to continue that way.   There is going to be a lot of book reviews in the near future as I try to catch up and meet my bookit goal of 52  (I’m at 39 really, though Good reads will tell you I’m at 40).  I believe I did a post like this in October, so its basically a recommit.

This a part of my plan to do my new Years resolutions now, instead of waiting for January.  In January I can recommit to my goals for the year.  And unlike the last time, hopefully I’ll actually keep to them.

So thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy the posts to come.

 

July Goals

Its that time of the month again where I go over my goals sheet from the start of the month, see if I accomplished anything I set out to do, and start to make a new goal sheet for the next month.  I’m posting some of them here to basically feel more accountable for them since other people know of them.

THis month didn’t go so well as I ended up not doing ANY of my goals.  So many of July’s goals will be roll overs as I try once again to accomplish them.

Assisting me this month as far as writing is Camp Nano, which I talked about last night so hopefully I will actually achieve the 50,000 word goal for the month.  This should also help me with my goal to catch up with the drabble prompts from a challenge I am doing.  I also hope to finish alot of various fics.

And now t hat recap of last night’s post is over, I also am rolling over some health goals.  I want to reduce my sugar intake (less pop, resist the temptation that is 99 cent cake slices) and also start doing pilates regularly to perhaps ease some of my back pain and help me be healthier.  Maybe start using my phone health app a bit more regularly to track my meals to see what exactly I am eating.  (A good bet is not enough of the right stuff, too much of the yummy but not good stuff)

I also plan on continuing to try daily drawing goals, and to take classes on Lynda to assit me in bringing back my motiavation and actual follow through with graphic design.  I feel like my artistic muscles are atrophying.

I also hope to update a few of my websites that I run, try and get them spruced up.  Partispate more in my creative online communities, and read a few more books.  I’m at the halfway mark for my goal I think (either 25 or 26, I need to check my record), but I need to keep up with the reading because not only is it a relaxing activity for me and helps me keep my stress levels within dealable boundries but also because I’m determined to reach that goal this year.

I’ve got Hunger Games queued up next (among the other 5 books I’m in the process of reading). I’ve already read it, so I’m not sure if I’m going to review it, but I might make some Hunger Game themed posts as I read through the series.  One you might see this month is a post on my changing thoughts about Gale Hawthorne.

And maybe I’ll start posting that rewatch series of Gilmore Girls since the new season is approaching.  (I’m excited yet afraid…)