Each year I set a reading goal of 100 books – this includes books of any length, genre, or media. When I tell people about my number, I always feel the need to clarify that I include audiobooks in this total. Between illness early in the year and the increase of time spent at home in 2020, I exceeded the goal. I crushed it. I worked the last week of the year to bring my total up to 100 PRINT books read.Continue reading
While trying to hone my writing niche, I’ve done a decent amount of introspection. Which pieces of my life do I feel deserve the most attention? What should I emphasize with my writing?
A few years ago, I wrote a manifesto, at the prompting of authors Kathi Lip & Cheri Gregory in their book Overwhelmed. The theme of the book is planning the life you want, rather than scheduling the life you’ve accepted. Stated a different way we have to look in the direction of our dreams or we will steer ourselves in the wrong direction.Continue reading
In another life, I was a runner. I strictly followed my training plans as I pursued my first 5K, a half marathon (13.1 miles) PR, and “just one more round” with the marathon distance. I’m a rule follower by nature and an Enneagram type 1. Tell me I’m supposed to do something and I’m compelled to follow through.
I used this mentality with each race I tackled. Each day’s workouts set the expectation for me. Printing off the training plan and highlighting each workout as I completed it made my heart happy. My exercise regime gave me a sense of accomplishment, not to mention a wall full of finisher medals.Continue reading
Enthusiasm about goal setting can be contagious at the beginning of the year. We start off with dreams and high expectations about what we can get accomplished in the 12 months to come. To be trendy, we’ve stopped calling them “resolutions,” since nobody keeps those. Instead, we use terms like “goals” or “objectives.”Continue reading
I got excited when I learned about the #Write28Days challenge. I’ve attempted to participate in the sister challenge in October. While I don’t think I’ve posted something online for a solid month, I like the challenge to produce content. Write something – anything – and be brave enough to share it. So of course this online event, close enough to the new year’s surge towards goals, seemed perfect.Continue reading