Small Goals | July 2017

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Small Goals

Sometimes I wonder why I bother doing these posts if halfway through the month my goals are going to be different from what they were at the beginning of the month. It’s a lot like my tbr lists, actually. I make them, and then just kind of shrug and say, “Screw it,” if I decide something more interesting or important has come along.

Finish writing and revising Whatsername #4. Okay, if I’m being honest, I still have a few pages to fill with content in this issue, but considering I not only wrote and revised but also laid them out what I have so far, I think this counts as a success. I should even have the issue finished and ready to list on Etsy before July is through.

Write for at least fifteen minutes every day. Maybe? I stopped filling out my habit tracker partway through the month. (Full disclosure: I just got lazy. It happens.) I can’t quite call this a win or loss, but I feel happy with what I did produce in June, and that’s what really matters.

Read five books. Technically, I only read four and started a fifth. So I’m going to call it a win, even if only one book was from my original tbr for the month.

Continue to send out writing submissions. I actually sent out two submissions in June, even without it being a “small goal,” and I’d like to keep doing so. It feels good to try putting my work out there in a different avenue than my usual choices (i.e, doing it all myself).

Get caught up on 100 Horror Films. I’m not uncomfortably behind, but I’d still like to get caught up so I don’t have to worry about falling even farther behind before the last third of the project comes along.

Clean my office. My office at home hasn’t been a particularly enticing place to work lately, and I’d like to go through everything in it, get rid of anything I don’t need/want, and reorganize what I can. It’s just kind of a hot mess right now, and I want to be excited to work in it again.

What are you aiming for in July?

July 3, 2017
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  • Kay

    I too totally fell off the tracking boat last month. I kind of just stopped caring. Oops. But hey, you still did awesome with June’s goals. Best of luck with July’s!

  • thetechchef

    If my office/ working area gets to be too big of a mess I can’t work/think straight. Of course, it would be best to keep it clean, but instead I settle for waiting until it needs to be purged. Good job on the reading though.

    If you want to take a look here is my June Wrap Up and July Goals: http://books.thetechchef.net/june-wrap-up-and-july-goals/

    • That’s pretty much my approach to my office too, and usually if I don’t feel like cleaning it yet, I’ll end up working in my living room for a week or two!

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