Every year, I feel like the last 45 days of the year aren’t really a part of the year, but the pre-planning stage for the next year. The time between my 26th birthday and 2020 isn’t much different except for one little book still waiting to get published. December is going to be about planning for 2020. 2019 has been a blast in so many ways and I think 2020 is going to be better.

While a lot of this month will be planning for the new year, we aren’t there yet and I still have an entire month to take care of and a long list of things to do between now and then. A lot of the goals I have are pretty small but important so I feel good about having all these goals. I need a good month for goals cause I don’t think last month went very well.

December Goals

November Goals

PERSONAL GOALS


  • Birthday and Christmas presents for my best friend
  • 60-day notice on my apartment to move in January
  • Clean out my downloads folder (this will take some time)
  • A dress for my cousin’s wedding (different cousin, different wedding)
  • Lose some weight
  • Log into My Fitness Pal every single day
  • Go to the gym 12 times

CAREER AND MONEY GOALS


  • Make it 85% to your goal this month at work
  • $500 in savings
  • Cruise payment
  • New Health Insurance (yay for turning 26)
  • Move desks (and they actually had us move yesterday after I added this to my November goals)

WRITING GOALS


  • Justice and Lies for NaNoWriMo
  • Edit Cameras and Confessions
  • Book cover for Cameras and Confessions
  • Write all the content for the website and emails in these first few days
  • Get SSL for website
  • Build the newsletter and website

As I mentioned, November was rough. I don’t think I even hit 10,000 words in NaNoWrimo, but I’ll talk about that more in my monthly recap later this week. Th great thing about a new month is new goals and a new chance to get stuff accomplished.

December Goals

PERSONAL GOALS


  • Christmas presents
  • lose some weight
  • log in My Fitness Pal every day
  • Go to the gym 12 times this month (already have two days done)
  • pack your non-essential things to move in January
  • Clean your downloads folder out
  • The 2020 plan
    • version one
    • version two
    • version three
    • version four
    • version five

CAREER AND MONEY GOALS


  • Save your bonus paycheck
  • get to 100% at work
  • Make a cruise payment
  • No spending month (except for Christmas gifts)
  • Enjoy your PTO at the end of the month
  • I.P. Training at work?

LAURA TEAGAN GOALS


  • Cameras and Confessions book cover
  • do the last round of edits for Cameras and Confessions
  • Publish Cameras and Confessions
  • add the book page for Cameras and Confessions to the website
  • Update blog posts from 2016
  • update blog posts from 2017
  • update blog posts from 2018
  • Evaluate social media tactics and schedule
  • clean up categories for blog posts
  • Check up on all signup pages
  • Get your author shortlink
  • Build your mailing list
  • Launch welcome series for emails
  • Get Vellum
  • Reformat all your books
  • Add them all back to Amazon
  • Read four books
    • Where the Crawdads Sing
    • The First Mistake
    • Conviction
    • Codename Villanelle

I told y’all I had a lot going on this month. Thankfully many of these things are pretty easy and one time things, so I can get them done quickly. Tell me, as we wind down the year, what are your goals this month?