Um, it’s October. And not even the very start of October. We’re like legit a week in.
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
If you’ve been paying attention to me even remotely (and if you haven’t, WHYEVER NOT YOU BARBARIAN?!?), you’ll note that I have not updated my Word/Phrase of the Year series since June.
It’s not entirely because I fell off the face of the planet due to turning 40 and not adjusting well to that at all, but it’s mostly it.
But since I’m loathe to not keep track of what I’ve been trying to do in 2018, here I am again. Except because I’m efficient, this is the July through September edition.
Thus, without further ado, a super-sized Just Go! (Also, this makes me feel better because I’m sure I did something at least once during these three months.)
1) TAKE FAMILY AND SELF-CARE SERIOUSLY AND ADULT.
So, this means:
Taking daily vitamins so I am caring for my health. Getting at least 6-8 hours of sleep so I’m not grumpy. Eating on a regular schedule so I don’t get hangry.
- Taking care of my skin because I’m vain and when I look good, I feel good.
- Keeping my kitchen table 85% clear every day because when it’s cluttered, I get cranky.
Not buying more stuff (including toys) because clutter in my house makes me apoplectic.Also, I want to save more money.
- Doing the household/life maintenance work because when it builds up, I get stressed out and procrastinate and that makes me feel bad.
Y’all. I did not adult well at all these past few months.
The fact that the house is still standing, not mired in complete filth, and the children are still alive is not a testament to me but to my husband, my housekeeper, and my older children being old enough to keep not only themselves alive, but their younger siblings as well.
The whole house looks like a dumpster fire happened.
But since I went to the ER THREE TIMES (yes, THREE – and with a record low of less than 48 hours between visits), let’s just say we’re happy that all six humans in the house are present and accounted for.
I can’t say the same for the air plants, though. I have managed to kill all four of them.
That takes a special type of skill to kill plants that only require air. FOR FUCK’S SAKE. THEY ONLY REQUIRE ONE THING!
2) DO THE WORK.
Here are my work goals for 2018:
Make enough money to cover business expenses associated with my blog and related events (eg: conferences, CPA, etc.).
- Stretch goal: to also make enough to cover all my monthly mortgage expenses for the year.
- Pitch 3-5 times a week.
- Submit to other publications at least once a month.
- Write weekly LinkedIn posts.
- Write a book.
- Weekly FB Lives.
- Daily interaction/activity on LI/IG/P/Tw.
Pretty much the only things that are crossed off are the things that were not dependent on me doing anything and were already accomplished back in January or February.
I’m not gonna lie, fam. I burned myself out this year. I also self-sabotaged but I don’t want to talk about that right now.
I don’t know if I will continue with the rest of these goals for the year, but I will consider it. Mostly, I just want to take it slow and steady and be consistent instead of sprint and die 3 meters in.
I have no idea if that’s an actual metaphor or just a bunch of words that sound like they could possibly go together but because my brain is totally amped on caffeine but also really tired but still awake due to said caffeine that erm, yes.
There you have it, friends. I write good.
But that’s why you’re here, right? THE QUALITY CONTENTS.
Good news is that I feel as if I’m gradually coming back to myself so I’m counting on October not sucking and perhaps, even actively being good.
Keep trucking along, friends.