Month number four, and it has been a bit like a see-saw. Good moments and well, freaking stressful! My plate is overflowing, and not in a good way. I’d like to take time out and step off the merry-go-round, but I don’t see that happening any time soon. Here is how the month went…
Home and work life balance
I am coming home early on the days where I can, which is good. Downside, not really doing much to unwind. Get home, prep dinner, and then lunches for the next day, eat, clean up, shower, out to the desk to concentrate on my WIP. A little R&R in front of the TV before bed. Plus, we’re heading into winter here. ☹
Yep, not an iota of exercise. I did sign up for Strava though. Thanks, Jacqui for the tip. Just need to use it now!
Woohoo, I did manage photos again! Fist bump.
Photos taken in our south-west in Western Australia, where Karri, Marri and Jarrah trees grow and found only here.
Food and wine
We’re on a food plan with the aim to improve and promot gut health. Been a bit of an adjustment for the digestive system, but still only early days.
Enrolled to participate in a three-day Aspiring Leadership course (based on the Harvard course) and completed day one. It was rather good. Have a bit of reading to do, answer questions, as well as filling out a SWOT analysis before our next workshop in June.
Good news here. Since last month, I printed out my ms to do another round of edits. Almost done, about a quarter left to edit, and then make changes on Scrivener before sending to beta readers.
Going well with the Serenity Prayer.
What have I achieved so far? On track with my professional goals, however my personal goals need serious attention, especially home and work life balance and fitness. The ancient Greeks were ahead of their time when they realised regular exercise also helped to maintain a healthy mental outlook. Except the women, who had no say and not considered important in society, apart from the Spartans. The women exercised and were as fit as their male counterparts, so that they produced healthy male babies!
How are you faring with your goals? Are you able to keep them going? What are your successes or are you struggling to address some of them as I am?
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.