December Goals

How is it December already?! It feels like not long ago that I was setting my new years resolutions, and yet here we are, almost at the end of 2018! I know I’ve said this almost every month, but this year really has gone too quickly.

My goals for November were:

♢ 6 Duolingo modules

♢ Blog weekly

♢ Get rid of the dresses in my wardrobe that I’ve not been wearing

♢ Think about what projects to host for my developer portfolio

♢ Read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

♢ Finish off my React project

♢ Aim to finish my WIP1 in NaNoWriMo!

Despite being away for a few days, I think I did ok with them.

While I was in the country I wanted to focus on writing, so although I didn’t finish my story, I managed to develop it a lot further, reworking everything from the characters to the plot. My React project did suffer a little: although I made a little progress with it, I didn’t get to finishing it.

Reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine put me through an emotional wringer! It was engaging, with well developed characters and a shock reveal at the end that was realistic and thought-provoking. Then after that I read Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon: this was a quick read and had an interesting and unexpected plot twist at the end. I also took Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses with me to Copenhagen on a whim, which was another enjoyable read!

December Goals

♢ Blog weekly

♢ Finish my writing project to a standard that I’m happy with

♢ Continue with my React project

♢ Finish all the modules in the Italian Duolingo

♢ Get all my Christmas shopping done in time for Christmas

♢ Do a final clear out before Christmas

♢ Read Fairyland by Paul McAuley

As it’s going to be a busy month, I’m not going to push myself and set high expectations to finish everything still on my plate. Here’s to one last productive month of festivities before 2019 kicks in!

What are your goals for December?

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

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4 thoughts on “December Goals

  1. Hey Ashleigh! Good luck with your goals, and way to give yourself some grace during the busy holiday season. I don’t really have any goals this month, other than to finish out the year with my weekly blog posts. I honestly feel like giving up so hard, but there are only 3 weeks left so I think it would be a shame to quit! I also should maybe tackle some of the items on my 19 before 2019 list, but I have lost basically all steam on that, and I kind of don’t care. Haha. I started a new job, and my focus has been on that, so I’m giving myself some grace, too.

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    1. Thank you Trish, and congratulations on your new job! How are you finding it so far?

      Thank you for the good luck, I need it! I have a habit of over estimating how much I can do in a month, so I thought I’d be kind to myself this Christmas and not give myself too much to think about. I completely understand what you mean: I’ve had a couple of months this year where I’ve just thought about giving up, and feeling like I’ve overcommitted to too many things. But you’re right, there are only 3 weeks left to go, so it would be a shame to quit! But it’s like my inner self is thinking, “Meh, it’s the end of the year, the new year’s a blank slate – I’ll quit now and just do it next year”. Every dang year!

      I’m glad you’re giving yourself time and not overwhelming yourself with a huge task list, especially at such a busy time of year *and* having to balance it with your new job and learning so many things through that! There’s always the new years to gain some steam back 🙂 ♥

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      1. Thanks Ashleigh! And I like it so far! I’m working in children’s programming in a library, so that’s fun 🙂

        Yes, I have a habit of undercommiting and STILL feeling like I can’t get stuff done. Lol. I get overwhelmed easily. But yeah, I feel like a new year is a blank slate every year, too! It’s the trap of the new year’s resolution!!

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