Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Knock The Goals Outta The Park


Being self employed and someone who is working towards growth by bettering myself, I like lists. I enjoy creating my ongoing, never complete Bucket List. It seems as soon as I cross one thing off, I instantly find five more things to add to it. I have To Do Lists coming out of my ears: there's the monthly to do list, weekly to do lists, daily to do lists, seasonal to do lists, and yearly to do lists. I treat these To Do Lists as goals, trying to get everything crossed off, so I can move onto the next. It's exhausting, but it's who I am. I'm never joking when I say, "it's exhausting being me; try being inside my mind."

My brain is constantly thinking, coming up with ideas. Even as I drift off to sleep, if I fall asleep with an idea on the tip of my brain, I dream about it all night long. 2021 has been a year of huge growth and development for me. That's required me to make big goals for myself. I started the year with the goal to give myself a little more me time by completing a writing a day. It hasn't been perfect. I've skipped an entire week here and there due to travels or crazy days. However, with this post, I am completely caught up. I have written 328 blog posts of my thoughts, our life, daycare, little ramblings.

October was travel month for us. I completed my goal of solo traveling with kids, seeing whales in the wild, climbing mountains (that's not new, but it's something we love to do), and seeing places that have been on my bucket list. I needed something for November. On the morning of November 1st, I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo. By November 18, I had 50,000+ words and a rough draft of a book. A book I've had in my head for awhile, but never made the time to get it all out. 

I have no idea what I'll do with this book or what writing goals I'll make into 2022; I know I'll make some because that's just who I am. But for now, I'm proud for sticking with it and hitting the goals I've made for myself this year.