As September winds down, draws to a close, and becomes a distant memory, October appears on the horizon and brings with it a sense of hope and a time to accomplish great things.
I wrote the above statement a year ago when I returned from a three-month blogging break and was getting back into the blogging ‘swing of things.’
However, these words ring through just as much this year as they did in 2014.
It’s been awhile since I put it all out there and stated my goals for all of the blogging world to read and see. It is something that I did for a short period of time last year which, to a certain extent, made me more accountable.
My mind seems to be here, there, and everywhere lately, so I thought I would go back and give this a try in order to refocus my time and energy to accomplish the tasks that are of the utmost importance.
The Completion of My Memoir
This is probably the only thing worth mentioning. However, it was/is a biggie!!
I finally completed the initial draft of my book. It is something that I have been working on constantly for a long time. It was an enormous undertaking! And I am proud to say that it is finished and I am onto the editing and revision stage as we speak.
It is a huge project on so many levels, but it is slowing coming together. I am happy with the new title and subtitle I have chosen.
I have also selected one of my own pictures to use for the cover – a picture that I knew was special right from the moment I took it. I just didn’t know why. I have been playing around with fonts and filters and I now have a cover that I am happy with. For now, at least. I am going to let it sit for a while and see if I feel the same way about it in a month or so.
And I have a tentative date for publication, but like everything else, I will have to see how the next month (or two) goes first.
Thinking Out Loud About October
These are my goals for the month of October:
~~> publish blog posts on Fridays [and maybe a few more]
~~> edit half of my book
~~> continue with Photographing 2015 – my 365 day photo project [which, unfortunately, will be incomplete because I didn’t pick up my camera for three weeks after my sister’s passing]
~~> Exercise daily [starting today]
~~> eat healthier & ‘cleaner’
~~> do something adventurous, try something different, or experience something new every week
~~> make another video
~~> be grateful for the now, the present
~~> celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving & Halloween
Did you do anything awesome in September? What are your goals for October?
Linking up with Food, Booze, & Baggage for #ClearTheList