Goodbye September! We’re now nine months into 2019, with only three months left until the end of the year… Where is the time going?
Again, it’s time to take a look at the year so far and see where I am with the goals I set myself for 2019:
♢ Finish my next writing project
I’ve written most of it but I still wouldn’t call it a draft, as there’s a lot I think can be done with the plot still.
♢ Write 52 blog posts
I’ve averaged more than one post a week ♥
♢ Be able to sing and play guitar at the same time
This has been hard to track but I think I’ve been improving. I play a lot by myself and have been meeting up with some friends and practising with them every month.
♢ Save up at least £7000 over the year
♢ Read at least 12 books
I’ve read 7 books this year, which is an annoyingly pitiful amount!
♢ Learn another programming language or framework and update my portfolio
I built a React app earlier this year, but I’d like to try hosting it and adding it to my portfolio – so this is half done!
♢ To keep my room free of clutter
I’ve cleared out my old bedroom at my parents’ house, and in my London flat I’ve completely emptied my ottoman and wardrobe and taken a load of things to charity. I still have a couple of boxes to sort through (things I’m not sure whether to get rid of or not).
♢ Travel to 4 places I’ve not been to before
♢ Cook more & try more recipes
This one has kind of stalled… I’ve not tried any new recipes at all, but I did get a new recipe book for my birthday that I want to try out soon!
♢ Improve my Italian speaking and writing skills
I was learning a lot on HelloTalk, but I seem to have let this one slide too.
So, 2 of these goals have been crossed off, and it seems like a few others I’ m on track to complete, but there are still a few more that I need to jump on again.
So my priorities for the next 3 months should be:
♢ Have a full draft of current WIP
♢ Writing English and Italian on HelloTalk
♢ To read at least 5 books
With a hope to getting the following done:
♢ Try out 3 new recipes in my cooking book
♢ Have one more decluttering day
♢ Update my portfolio by hosting another app
♢ Post on my blog weekly
♢ Practice playing guitar and singing with my friends again
♢ Save at least an extra £1200
♢ Attempt NaNoWriMo