I am not going to be writing every day on here but I do want to maintain a somewhat regular writing habit as I have really enjoyed engaging with my blog again and I hope you have enjoyed it too. When I started blogging way back in 2008, I use my blog as a memory-keeping tool. It was a way for me to keep track of the everyday as well as the exceptional events. As I was reflecting back on January for my last post, I realised that my blog was the best way to see not only what I had been doing but what I had been thinking about, planning, hoping for, and wondering.
If I can use the blog as a memory-keeping tool, I can also use it for my goal-setting. A place to write down my intentions for the month, be they ambitious or simple.
- Organise and execute Austin’s birthday weekend including his first EVER birthday party. Covid put paid to any earlier celebrations and so I hope this weekend goes well.
- Write 1,500 words on my blog. My writing accountability partner has already checked in with and I have set the goal of writing 750 words over the next two weeks. If I stick to this then feasibly I should be able to write 1,500 words over the next month.
- Cook a special Valentine’s dinner. We hate going out for Valentine’s day and we usually have the same dinner every year (prawn pil pil followed by steak and chips). I may shake things up this year with a new menu. I love cooking so I am excited to get planning on this.
- Complete the journalling course I started in January. The Laura Tremaine course will only be available for another month so I really need to get on with it!
- Read The Silent Land by Graham Joyce. One of the AQA English Language exams used an extract from this so I have always been intrigued to read the rest. I started it on my Kindle the other day as I was not settled reading the book which I had been reading on my Kindle for some reason. Sometimes I need to leave a book and come back to it another time if I am not connecting with it. I hope to read more than one book as I am also reading a physical book (The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams) but I am particularly enjoying this one so I have kept the goal very achievable.