8/8 Challenges of 2019

I generally don’t like resolutions. But I do like their cousin, annual challenge! I’ve chosen several challenges to pursue over the past few years, and think its valuable to keep the trend going. I have updated my challenges from 2018, and am armed this New Year’s Day with a mimosa and a small bowl of Chex mix.

Here we go:

This color means it’s done

This color means it’s in progress.

  1. Finish my *special* post. I’m not going to tell you what it is, but I’m excited about it and have been working on it for about a year. I want to finish it before my next birthday, so I need to work quickly.
  2. Read War and Peace. That’s one of those books that is like, an achievement to finish. It’s long, its Russian, and I’ve started it a few times and think it might keep my interest, I just need to commit to it.
  3. Do Goodreads reading challenge. Last year, I said I wanted to read 24 books, and I did it! This year, I’m going to try for 36 and quit dicking around on the interwebz.
  4. Get a birdhouse. (For my soul, heh.) One of our neighbor’s has one and Wee One loves to peek in there. We should have one, too.
  5. Get Wee One outside every day. (Except when we’re sick.) This is more to keep me honest. My child loved to be nekked, so the hassle of putting winter clothes on her, particularly as she’s peeling them off as fast as I put them on her, is usually just too much for me. But being outside is so good for her and I want to do anything I can to get her away from a screen.
  6. Go to counseling. Again, this is to keep me honest. I’ve been needing some help and keep putting it off.
  7. Write 52 stories. So one a week. They’ll be short and they’ll go on here. Just some little stories to get my creativity going and keep writing.
  8. Set Jiu-Jitsu goals. My purple belt husband has been telling me for the past year to set small goals for myself in Jitz and work towards those. Sometimes I do, and I want to do it more. Be more focused on it. I just earned my first stripe a few weeks ago, and can see this being a life-long craft.

Okay, your turn.

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