Welcome to round 3 of round of words 2020! This time staring these goals:
The weekly goals are quite similar to before. The main difference is moving activism activities to twice a week, moving recipes to an end of the week check, and doing a bit more on the exercise front. I'm going to keep my normal walks like I have been and am adding in pushups/situps/squats corresponding to the number in the cell. By the end of the round I should be able to do 100 of each in a row. It's simple, works out what needs to get worked out, is strength training which I've been missing, and can be done from home without equipment. Overall should be a fun way to expand my goals.
Monthly goals are also similar. Main difference being changing out basement projects for specific sewing/beading projects. It's not even that different, it's just calling out the fact that I need to be doing something with those items which are in my basement, instead of getting distracted by other choices.
The 'out of 13' section saw the most change with me moving activism to twice weekly and cancelling writing blog posts when I don't want to. Adding in Google Play App reviews seems natural. There have been a few times recently where I downloaded an app only to find out that I had used/played it two or three years ago. Obviously they weren't good enough to make an impression and I wish I had left myself a note! Steam reviews was a last minute addition. I'd like to have four options in this category, but it's still too early in COVID for me to add back in Google Map reviews. The Steam reviews are worth doing, but I doubt it'll be lasting more than this round.
Lastly the monthly goals. This month is all about audio recording. I spent over four hours yesterday knee deep in learning about microphones, their setups, and how to record at the best possible quality. I then purchased a whole new setup! I'm looking forward to putting it together and hearing the results. (Which is good, since that's the rest of this months goals!) Unsure about the next two months goals yet, the rumor on the wind is house repairs/upgrades, but we'll see what this year brings.
2019 was an amazing success and a lot of that was because of this amazing group of people! I want to start this post by saying thank you for being here, following my journey, and supporting me.
This year is going to be a bit different for me (to be fair most years are different than each other, that's life). Last year was focusing on finishing out a couple really big projects; a degree, student loans, Japan trip. This year there isn't any huge goal that I need to focus on in my home life. I could choose a couple big goals and start running for them. Instead I'm going to take some time to breath, look around, try some new things, enjoy where I am. When a proper big goal comes to me I'm sure I'll go after it with my normal vigor. Until then I want to spend some time on activities that resonate with me.
With that being said, here's the Round 1 list!
Health - Exercise with the adventure ring for 20 minutes or get 8k 5/7 days each week. Pack lunch 5/5 days each week. A general goal to eat more fruits/veggies/natural fiber. 1 new no meat recipe per week.
Time with SO - Weekly movie night to go with our already weekly DnD night.
Hearth and Home - Desk upgrade. See about computer upgrade (time and money budgeting). Roof arrangements.
Organize/Declutter - 7 items from the living quarters go to a new purpose each week. 7 items from the basement/garage to be removed or find a permanent home that isn't a random bag or floor each week. If the items are used in a new upcycling project that counts!
Social Media - Blog post each Friday about new recipes or my upcycling project or science paper writeup. ROW post and interact with others posts on Wed and Sun each week. Interact on Quora and Goodreads once per checkin.
L&D - Read one scientific paper per week. Try out one Masterclass per month.
Writing - Get artists for Cookies to Crumbles webcomic. Finish needed edits for said book. Review all of my short stories and make a game plan to polish and send out one a month. Send out three short stories this round.
Reading - 13 books within the following categories with a minimum of one in each; nominated for the Stokers, Paris Travel, anthologies I own, indie book/publishers in need of online reviews, finances.
Local Community Involvement - Read the newspaper. Go to the town meeting at least once. Interact with the town services on social media.
Helping the internet community - give away something each week to help someone. (Item/time/software) 13 of each of the following; Google Map Reviews, Amazon Reviews, Wiki Updates, items related to activism.
Helping Local Writers - Setup 3 library workshops and 1 author reading for the year. Put together information and outline for author reading best practices.
Finances - Learn about investing in the stockmarket. Start long term plan for retirement. Look over phone bill and see about options. Make arrangements for Student Loan of mine that ended up under my dad's name. Check on finances monthly and keep within $200 of budget (already wrote up the budget over the break).
Environment - Better recycling and less garbage. This will probably composting and getting better information on what can be recycled/reused for each checkin. Ask for items instead of buying them. Buy food from local farms in the summer. Consider a CSA again.
Upcycling - The goal is not just to upcycle but to make something that is intrinsically useful/cool enough that it won't need to get upcycled again. The amount of time that this is going to take depends on which project it is and how long it takes to get the supplies, particularly since I refuse to buy non-expireable items. (IE If I have to buy glue because mine went bad that's ok but I'm not buying a block of wood.) That's a lot of qualifiers on this goal, but that's what I feel like I need to do. With these qualifiers in mind I'll try for three projects this round, and hope that I end up with more.
You know I thought I was taking it easy before I started to write out all of the actions on my mind, but it looks like I'm still aiming to be crazy productive. Ah well, I'm not one to back down from a challenge. These are the actions I think are worth my time, and I'll do my best to do them all!
Reporting them will be a bit different as well, since I'd like to go for a more visual style, but that's for a different post. Thanks for reading!
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