A little blog business to start the first Monday of November. As you may have noticed, it’s me, Tanya, posting today instead of that rascally feline Max. He is still tuckered out from wearing his Halloween costume. LOL! Anyway, we’re making a temporary change until year-end. Max and I will rotate blogging every Monday, and I’ll share delicious holiday recipes every Wednesday and Fridays starting this week.
I would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support these past couple of weeks. Your well wishes and offers to lend a private ear as I figure out how to start #winning my get healthy goals means so much to me. It has really helped me get my head in the game and take action. Thank you.
A Month of Forward Movement
I am a doer, but sometimes I get stuck in think mode. And I’ve noticed with great regret that when it comes to my health, I tend to think, rather than do. Good intentions are nice, but they don’t actually bring good results unless you take action. 🙂 It’s funny how it works that way! So with that in mind, I accepted a couple of challenges this month to push myself out of my comfort zone and most importantly — to get thing moving forward, so I can end 2014 on a high note and start with 2015 with momentum.
Health and Wealth Challenge by Budget and The Beach
My friend Tonya who runs the great blog, Budget and The Beach, created a fantastic health and wealth challenge for her readers this month. I don’t know about you but those are two things that tend to put on the back burner during the holiday season. The challenge just started, so I’m guessing if you need a little accountability in those areas that you can still join, if you ask Tonya nicely.
I’m looking forward to the challenge as I’d definitely like to improve both my health and wealth. I’m hoping the combination of accountability and support from my fellow participants will keep me off the couch and shaking my booty!
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
I’m playing loose and fast with the rules on this one. Every November a bunch of crazy writers set a goal to write 50,000 words (or essentially a small novel) in one month. Normally, I’d say game on, but here’s the thing: I only decided last week to join this challenge, but more so to write, not complete a novel.
I’d love to write a novel, but I’m not ready to commit 50,000 words and the hours of time to write them when my ideas are in their infant stage. I am, however, committed to writing, for me and for fun. Here are my rules:
- I must write 5 days a week for one hour. Anything over an hour per day, still just counts as one hour against the goal. I want to get in the habit of writing consistently.
- It cannot be work or blog related writing. Or journal writing. It must be creative writing.
My plan is to take some of those ideas rambling around my brain and see which ones have potential. Some, at least in my mind, sound fantastic, like New York Times Bestseller fantastic. But beyond my obvious bias, I find that coming up with ideas isn’t a problem, but filling everything in between is where I struggle. 🙂 I want to take my time and see what both excites me and has real legs.
Since I am not officially joining the NaNoWriMo Challenge, I am losing my accountability, so I will report weekly to you whether I met my weekly goal.
It’s A Lot for One Month
This is a lot to take on. And I’d previously tried to limit my goals so I could be more laser-focused and less distracted. Well, guess what? It didn’t work. I don’t like being overwhelmed, but when my plate is full, I actually get more done. Too empty and I procrastinate more. 🙂 Weird, how it works that way, but that is how I roll.
What would you like to accomplish before year-end?