It is a new month, with another month gone. That means time for wrap-up/review/rewind posts, which I really enjoy writing for some reason, but, also, GOALS posts. Because it’s good to have goals. To be honest, I hardly ever end up keeping the goals I set for myself at the beginning of a year or month, but I still like writing them down because it gives me something to work for and helps me keep my priorities on track. Plus, it’s just fun to write.
so, here are some goals for April:
- Read 4 books. I was originally going to go for 5, but the books I want to read this month are longer than usual, plus last month was super unusual for me in terms of making time for reading and my reading speed, so I’m going to keep it at a nice, hopefully manageable 4.
- Continue blogging. It’s probably a little bit sad that I actually have to make this a goal for myself considering I just started things up again. However, as you may recall from the struggling post, I am STRUGGLING. I’m just upset and frustrated by stats and feel like I’m never going to have the type of success I want blogging, but at the same time, I clearly enjoy doing it since I keep coming back to it, so I think I should stick with it a little longer and see how things go.
- Camp NaNoWriMo? This one is a question mark because I’m just so stressed out lately and have a full-time work schedule so I don’t know when I’d be able to find time to write. I really want to get back to Queer Bookish WIP, but I need something to excite and motivate me to start writing it/rewriting it. Probably rewriting/revising 27,000 words in a month is relatively reasonable because I’m not creating anything new, but the trouble is a) finding the time and b) gaining the motivation.
- Work out more. I’ve been really falling behind on getting in 10,000 steps every day for a couple months now. I just can’t motivate myself to do it like I did when I was living at home and only working part time. I feel like I simply don’t have the time to do it with my schedule and also feeling so tired all the time. Still, I really want to lose weight and be more fit, so I should try to do at least 10-15 minutes of active exercise to get myself back into it for a few days a week.
- Get up to 150 followers on Instagram. I just started a new bookstagram account at @awordandawhisper. I’m enjoying my book photo experiments thus far, and like that I actually gain likes and follows, unlike on this blog. It’s very validating and fun, and I want to increase my following and my skillzzz.
- Make the apartment more homely. As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, the new apartment still doesn’t feel like home. Getting the new couch really helped, but I still feel like it’s constantly a mess and there are still boxes everywhere and the wall art has no frames and feels like posters in a dorm and it just makes me sad to go home to it. I’m hoping that getting pillows without patterns that look like swastikas on them and a cool witchy tapestry and some frames for wall art will help things out a little bit.