It’s the end of the year. December always feels like a little bit of the closing of a chapter, doesn’t it? The end of the semester, the end of the year. But this year, it’s so much more.
The end of my college life.
My parents laugh at me (in a loving way) because I’m having a long-term freak-out over this fact. But it’s a big deal. Most of my friends are still in college, and I’ll be leaving them all there. In Huntsville. While I move back to DFW.
Life just does not stop.
Either way, this month has lots happening, and I’m really glad that I take the time to write out goals every month to stay on top of things. Accountability is important.
Last month saw lots of school projects, and three trips home. I went home at the end of October (and into November) to celebrate my dad’s birthday, again two weeks later to celebrate my birthday, and again a week and a half after that to celebrate Thanksgiving.
I also released my first book, The Assassin. It’s such a crazy adventure. I also did a few press things for the book (including a four part podcast, which you can listen to here). While I love the creativity behind writing and seeing all this hard work paying off, sometimes I wish I could balance that and blogging a bit better. With school ending and a new job (hopefully) beginning in January, I wonder what the balance will be like after that.
Speaking of jobs, I interviewed for two internships. I don’t know if I’ll get either one, but I feel pretty good about my interviews. Interviewing really is a fine art.
With that being said, let’s take a look at my goals for November.
NANOWRIMO. Iâ€™m working on the second draft ofÂ Double Played.
release The Assassin.
continue applying for jobs
-stay updated on hours for Priority One
-get ahead on blog posts
-finish website for Laura Teagan. like, soon.
-stay focused on school. This is the last time I ever have to worry about this.
I knew that I wasn’t going to finish NaNoWriMo. That was a given. I was basically behind on NaNoWriMo before I even woke up on November 1st. I spent a lot of Thanksgiving break catching up, and I’m feeling really good about this draft.
I also knew I probably wouldn’t get ahead on blog posts, but a girl can dream. As I work with more companies on sponsored posts, a lot of these things don’t get approved until the day before, so I can’t actually get them done way in advance like I like to.
Besides that, I actually did pretty well on my goals this month. I broke the cycle of finishing half and not finishing the other half. Success!
Now, for this month.
-Finish Double Played
–begin edits on Double Played
–rock all my presentations this week
-do well on my one final next week
-pack up and move home
-get ahead on those blog posts
-get an internship offer
-Christmas gifts for people
That seems like a pretty solid list, doesn’t it?
What do you hope to accomplish this month?