How is it we’re almost half way through 2021? How did that happen so fast? I know I missed one of these for April, there was just so much going on that I didn’t want to make myself a list of things I wanted to get done in case it didn’t happen. And I’m glad cause after our trip to Disney I was pretty much what felt like — but I’m sure couldn’t be — jetlagged for weeks. I felt like my head was stuffed with cotton and the only other time I felt like that was when I first flew to Florida from California in 2011.
I feel much better now and I’m ready to get back to work with writing ALL THE THINGS… or all the things Tums will let me. She’s moved on to waking up in her sleep when I’m trying to blog at night so, we’ll see how writing all the things goes.
I can’t think of anything major on our calendar for May besides you know… medical follow ups. Not sure if Tums is due for shots again or not, they haven’t notified us. But I find that her new PCP usually doesn’t.
With that said, I’m hoping to get back into writing again and reading some more. My NetGalley TBR needs help. And so does my actual physical TBR; I’m finding in 2021 my favorite genre’s are switching from fantasy to historical fiction. From YA to middle grade. I just haven’t been in the mood for a romance heavy series/read lately. But I’m finding as much as I love fantasy everything I haven’t really been reaching for fantasy titles. I’m even struggling with retellings which is insane. Is this a thing that just happens? Man, the more and more I feel like I don’t even know myself anymore.
Here’s a few things I want to get to in May;
| Have a set blog posting plan
I told myself I would get this one done this year but I’ve had speed bumps the last few months. I don’t know if it’s just SAD or what, but now that it’s more sunny out and less… snowy I’ve been feeling a lot better. I keep telling myself I have to blog 3x a week but that’s not true. I can blog 1x a week if I wanted to, whatever helps me feel like I’m consistent and on schedule is what matters.
| Manage my finances — for real
Mannnn. I suck at this. I use to be so good at this! And it’s not so much that now I have a daughter that’s throwing me for a loop. I feel like ever since quarantine happened I’ve been shopping out of control even though my life hasn’t really changed… at all. Isn’t that weird? Like KNOWING you can’t just GO places even though you didn’t go that often to being with suddenly changes how you feel on a day to day basis? But now with it being a year in, I’m thankfully not shopping as much! Now is the time to pay off my cards, save some money and plan for our next trip to Disney.
In that order.
| Read at least 3 books
Along with writing, my desire to read has also dropped. And now that I’ve finished The Cassidy Blake series by Victoria Schawb I have no idea what to read/listen to next. But I’m also choosing audiobooks over actually reading. WHO AM I, seriously?
| Set windows in the day for guilt free down time
I’m so guilty of this all the time — I can’t take breaks. I always feel like the only possible time I can read is before bed but then I end up falling asleep since Tums is such a cuddle bug during bed time. I tend to wake up a lot through the night for blimps of time but I’m usually foggy brained enough to feel like reading would be too much work.
I need to start setting aside an hour a day or so to just read. I was pretty good about this when the year started and somehow I just lost the disciple to keep going. I’d love to set time aside to read again and do something meditative like adult coloring books and maybe set aside certain days to take bubble baths again! I really miss those.
| Set up my desk properly
This has been on my goals list since I moved into this apt. I don’t know how the heck my desk ended up a hot mess, but here we are. It was so clean and organized when Bubba was in charge of decorating it. There’s a few things I’d like to set around and a mess I’d love to get rid of lol. So I’m hoping I get to this one sooner than later. Or you know, just get to it at all.
| Let go of things that don’t bring me joy in the office closet
I’m horrible when it comes to letting things go, I think we all are at some point. But some of this stuff has got to go. Like Tums clothes she literally can’t fit anymore? GOTTA GO. Or just things like that — things that we literally have no more use for and I’m holding on to for whatever reason. I also need to condense the boxes in the closet. For my sanity. Including all the Owlcrates I still have stored in THEIR shipping boxes.
| Sell books
I have a ton of Owlcrate books I don’t really plan on picking up. I have such a hard time letting them go because what if I decide to pick it up later/but wait this has an exclusive cover sort of deal. But the truth is, it’s just taking up space on the very little shelf space I already have. Book sub boxes are fun, but then they start to get out of control.
I think that’s pretty much it. Most of my energy wants to go to keeping up with my books for review (while there isn’ t like 500 of them), get through the content I want to write, esp the Disney ones which will be split between this blog and my “Disney” blog here. As well as build up my food blog since I started submitting work to a food site.
What do you hope to get to in May?
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