November 2018, check check.

So what if I am posting about last month’s goals and almost half of December is over. In a few days I’ll have to start reflecting on 2018 and planning for 2019. 2018 has been such a confusing year. There were high highs and low lows. But for now, there are still 19 days until I have to think about 2018 coming to a close. And for now, I can stretch this victory lap on November.

The list:

  • Exercise (make room for one non-WIP workout per week): 14 WIP workouts plus one workout on location. A busy month full of travel and family and food.
  • Allowance for the kids: Nada times ten. Need to plan for next year.
  • Read 30 books this year: Read 3 books this month.
    • My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
    • Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
    • Chasing Chickens (manuscript) by Rachel Neff
  • Write regularly: I started National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for the second year in a row. It’s ambitious to think you could write a whole novel in 30 days and I usually last for about 7-10. I was able to commit about 10,000 words to the page. So something is brewing.
  • 1 hike per month, preferably with the kids: 1 awesome outdoor hike with kiddos and friends.
  • 1 date night: Crickets here.
  • Donate blood 6 times: In between donations this month. I’ll make my 6th and final donation of the year in December.
  • Volunteer once a month: Poll standing on election day.
  • Self care (once per quarter): No massage this month.
  • Experiment with podcasting: Pricing out equipment.
  • Find new opportunities to speak in front of an audience: This was a tough one to work on this month. No real progress.
  • Capture my “best thing all week” every week all year long (52 total): Going strong.
  • Financial planning for the household: May have found a local financial planning firm so going to investigate that.
  • Get our unfinished rooms completed: Found a desk for the office and have to start on the girls’ room refresh. This is now officially a 2019 project.
  • Crochet regularly: Meh. I started something to keep my hands busy.

Additional November highlights:

  • Election Day
  • Thanksgiving dinner with both sides of the family
  • Signing my friend’s Ketubah and attending her wedding reception on Thanksgiving day
  • Successful jet-set conference trip to Miami

It’s the home stretch. The final push towards 2019. I cannot wait to see what (the rest of) December has in store.

About rglw

Sociologist mom writes for work and for pleasure.
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