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End of November Reflections

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The holidays' rush is definitely palpable now. What with Christmas concerts and parties and pantos and lights and ice skating, our family's schedule is pretty full. We try to get everything in before we head to Israel for the break, and it's been a mad dash so far. And December is looking similar.

Goals for November

  1. Go over the LP manuscript again, read aloud. Not yet, but I'm close. Should be done by the end of the week.

  2. Finish a first draft of The Missive. Nope. I did some work on it, but definitely haven't finished a draft.

  3. Read Moby Dick through the end. Yes! I made it through, thanks to the amazing Toby Brothers. And I even managed to enjoy it.

  4. Keep up the blogging. Nope, messed up on the first week. But I did post twice a week every week after that, so I'm keeping this goal for now.

  5. Finish piano module plus next one. Not even close. I don't think I touched the piano this month. My singing has fallen by the wayside as well. I have been contemplating joining a local choir, however.

  6. Find a running clinic. Yes. I found a physio clinic and my physiotherapist taught me how I run wrong. Since then, I've been running a bit. Last week I ran twice, with no pain at all. That is amazing to me because I thought I couldn't run anymore and now I have it back. Also, I feel so much better when I run, even if it's a little bit.

Goals for December

December is a bit tricky as on the 18th we're away for the rest of the month. However, there are a few things I think I can finish up before the year is out.

  1. Finish editing LP and send to a manuscript assessment. Reward: book a "writing retreat".

  2. Finish the academic paper. Reward: date night with my partner.

  3. Blog twice a week. Reward: take a night off and watch a stupid action movie with popcorn.

  4. Run twice a week. Reward: two new running jumper (I have one now, and it'll be quite worn out soon).

That's it. I'm not aiming for much this month because December is a tough month.


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