Here’s my update for February. Can’t say I’m impressed with myself this past month.
- Home and work balance
- The school year didn’t start well, our first week back was a lockdown and been catching up since. I have tried to come home early on the days it’s not mandated to stay behind for meetings or when I have co-curricular activity. So far, I have not met my goal to balance home and work life.
- February was a bust. A total of 12 days of exercise for the month and there are only 28 days!!
- Failed. ☹
- Food and wine
- This is actually working, go figure. Eating well and healthy food, and wine intake is down to 3 nights a week.
- So… I caved. I am now coaching Volleyball, which means games after school once a week. I also coordinate a Creative Writing Club, one night a week. Mondays, we have teacher/department meetings after school. That’s three late nights a week.
- I am still editing Book 3 in the Servant of the Gods series, taking a little bit longer as I’ve introduced an extra process and I am re-writing sentences. I had my sister read the first two chapters after the editing as she had read the first draft. Before she read the revised chapters, she suggested to ditch the ms and start afresh. I almost agreed, then she read the chapters and said they were better. The hidden message: more editing required.
I am still reading the Serenity Prayer every morning, it has been helping, though the past week it has been a messy one at work.
Two months in and what have I learned? Nothing ever goes to plan, that’s life for you. My aim is to hit those targets and incorporate some marketing for my books. I’m not very good at that, and seem to miss hitting the right audience. Still a lot to learn.
If you have set goals for this year, how are you going with them? What scale do you use to evaluate success or to achieving them? Do you reassess and change your goals accordingly?
Thank you for your continued support and as always, I look forward to your comments and will respond.
Historical fiction novelist and a secondary teacher, Luciana Cavallaro, burnt out but not done… yet.