Q1 2023 Update #2

I didn’t pick a word of the year in 2023 because nothing I thought of seemed to bring inspiration. Now, I think, two months down in 2023, I think the word is survival.

Because 2023 is definitely handing me my ass. I’m currently fighting a sinus infection, and sinus infections are the one thing that I always get sick with. At the end of January, my day job changed, too, and now, with this sinus infection, I can’t work my job anymore when sick, so it’s time to dip into the sick time bank I’ve built up since working remotely.

This quarter is slowly kicking my butt and I’m adding things to my goals, but I think it’s important to stick to updating myself on these goals, even when I’m doing terribly.

GOAL 1: write and edit Hit List to publish later this year in 2023 good, better, best: write, edit, and send to beta readers just hit 10k in the draft, so we’re barely on target for good.

My original goal was to have the first draft done by the end of February. I’m only 30k into this draft, and I desperately want to gain traction on this. February was brutal. It’ll be a miracle to have this draft done by the end of Q1.

GOAL 2: Consistently promote on social media to build up regular sales good, better, best: 5 sales a month, 10, 30 (it’s hard to sell books) honestly, I sold 3 books last month. So progress, cause I’ve had months I didn’t sell books at all.

LOL. that’s all I got. It’s hard to promote on social media when you’re exhausted and there’s too much happening in life.

GOAL 3: Focus on building a happy and healthy life this doesn’t really have a good, better, best, but I am trying to track some personal things, like what I eat, how much I drink alcohol, when I take my medicine and when I work out. I rejoined the gym at the end of 2022, made it a few times, and then screwed up my foot. I’m hoping to get back to this next week after winter weather is gone.

So, this goal has been hit and miss. I’ve been going to the gym and now my boyfriend and I have started walking after work at night (until I got sick). With my job change, I’m on the phone all day, which means I can’t snack all day. I’ve been mostly good at taking meds, too, and it feels like there are days I’m doing this goal this best.

Just not today.

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