Here’s how I ended up:
Complete one entire writing project. Finished it today. Not ready to share though.
Participate in a writing workshop either online or in person.
Revised: Instead of doing the workshop, I found several that I will be participating in this year.
Enter at least one writing contest.
Have an artist date per month. Actually got away to write more than once! Thanks Chris!
Write every day. May not have been a lot, but it was done!
Write 10 query letters. Wrote 10 agent queries today that I will be sending out early this week (to avoid weekend inbox build-up.
Print 12 photographs and display in house. I printed them, but have yet to display them.
Complete The Pilates Lifestyle book proposal. WooHoo!!!! Starting to query agents this week!
Will work on February goals sometime this week, have a big deadline at work tomorrow so I doubt I will get them up right away. Going to go a little easier on myself, this was a bit much.
Sorry about my absence this week, but I have been diligently working on my goals and am happy to report that I can cross another off my list- I have finished my book proposal! My mom, aunt and husband now all have copies to comment on and mark up. My 10 query letters will be written this weekend and sent to possible agents. I’m so excited!
There are quite a few of the goals that I may not meet this month, considering there are only 2 days left, but we’ll see. I may need to be a bit less ambitious in the next few months as work picks up.
Off to enjoy the snow!
I'm watching a PBS special on the Appilachian Trail. I have no desire to hike it all the way through. I kind of wish I wanted to, but I really don't. Do you?
I debated just posting this on my personal, private, diary like blog, and I may change my mind before I hit the “Publish Post” button, but right now I feel like having support from others wouldn’t be such a bad thing.
I’m not going to go into it all, but let’s just say that the past six months have not been easy for me or my family. And I don’t get enough sleep, or anything that resembles enough sleep. Those things put together are overwhelming me to the point where I took yesterday off of work because I couldn’t take it anymore.
I don’t feel like I’m spending too much time obsessing over things in the past that I can’t change, but I also don’t feel like the terrible-ness is not over yet. And I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop. All the time. It’s a crappy way to live.
If you could keep me and my family in your prayers, we would appreciate it. Feel free to share any resources you have that you think might help!
Austin has not slept at all the last two nights. He’s been stuffy, irratable, won’t eat…yep, he’s TEETHING! Two new teeth in the last three days, one on top, one on the bottom. Hopefully now that they are fully through the skin he will start to sleep.
The eating has been weird, because he doesn’t typically like to eat from a spoon, but lately if it’s not on a spoon (if it’s in a bottle) he is just not interested. From 3pm yesterday to 9 am this morning he drank a total of 8 oz. And that’s because we made him. But when i tried to feed him cereal this morning he wolfed it down like his usual incredible eater-self.
- Kids who don’t mind throwing up.
- A job that lets me work from home so I don’t have to use up my vacation time because kids are sick
- My computer
- My roller
- My husband
Today, my intention is peace. I need some calm in my head and I am the only one that can acccomplish that.
I am thankful for:
Cuddling with Lily this morning when I got home from the gym and it was too early for her to get up
The quiet in the house as I flat ironed my hair
The joy of jelly toast for a 2 year old
My husband, who graciously gets up in the middle of the night with our kids so that I can have the energy to get up really early and exercise.
I have accomplished one of my January goals– printing 12 pictures to display, gallery style, in the house. I have yet to buy the matting or display medium, but the pictures are printed and on my desk which is very exciting. Also, I have written in some way, shape or form every day so far. I have spent quite a bit of time working on Pilates Lifestyle Proposal and am excited that it looks like I really will have it done this month (I thought that goal was a bit ambitious, but good to work towards.)