I established some personal goals to work on this year and I have posting monthly updates, but I decided that I want to tweak my goals.
Habit and Goal Tracking
As Anne from Modern Mrs. Darcy has said so well, you get what you measure. I am making a checklist to keep track of the quantifiable goals for this month. My hope is that some of my checklist items will become automatic over time. In the meantime, looking over a string of checkmarks should keep me motivated.
This is a big one for me this month. While we were away, I downloaded a free pedometer app so I could track how much beach walking I did. The phone app definitely has its limitations, so I am researching FitBit and Jawbone Up to decide what will best meet my needs and my budget. Until then, my goal is to walk for at least 30 minutes daily. I am also going to (try) to give blood again this month.
This month I want to read one book about the craft of writing. I also want to read another Ann Patchett novel. I am now on Goodreads, where I will post my monthly Twitterature-link-up reviews.
Also in the reading department, I am going to memorize at least one poem. I stole this bright idea from the book Surprised by Oxford. My head is full of information and tidbits--why not cram some Shakespeare and Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson in there too?
I am looking to jump-start the conversation here, and that will require a regular presence. I am going to post at least three times a week here. I will also find at least one new place to link-up this month.