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!
♢ 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?