Finish Year - Month One
Day 30 of my combined Finish Year/One Word challenge is on the horizon as I type this. And I'm a bit tempted to be discouraged by my progress thus far. So rather than cave in to all that (and then some), here is a look at where I actually am: 1. Declutter and organize house by Nov. 1st: My home office is getting there. A couple of major piles and the closet have been taken care of, and the bookcase is next on my list. Considering I've been on full-time hours at my office job for the past month, I would say that's not too shabby.
2. Edit and post online in a serial-type format 2011 NaNoWriMo entry: A blog site has been set up, three characters are named, and a bit of research is underway for a key structural element for the story. Not quite where I was hoping to be, and I really do need to hustle on this more than what I am at present.
3. Read 12 books by year's end -- 6 fiction and 6 non-fiction: I have yet to start this as I want to finish two books I began in December. Estimated start date for this goal has been pushed to Feb. 4th. Again, some hustle needs to happen.
4. Start each day with devotional time (and coffee if necessary): Each day has not been started with a devotional time, but it has been getting done every day. I am encouraged by this, but I need to work on getting up earlier so it can be a 'first thing' for the day.
5. Practice hospitality -- have someone over for a meal or a coffee once per month (more than that is okay too!): Oh, this has not gone too well yet (aka not at all). I think my husband and I need to pick a date each month and then commit to it. (And I need to relax a little bit about the state of my house. It's not as horrible as I sometimes make it out to be.)
Okay, all-in-all I'm not doing horribly. But there is room for improvement. The thing to remember is to work on it a day at a time. Here a little, there a little, and it will. get. done.