Happy Canada Day! Plus: June Goals in Review


Okay, first of all, where are my fellow Canucks? 😀  Happy Canada Day everyone! I wish I was having a drink at home with my family, but unfortunately I returned to work out West recently so I’ll have to subsist with knowing that everyone else is having a drink. lol

As it would happen, returning to work didn’t just screw up my Canada Day plans… It totally screwed up my month as I struggled to get back into a pattern and get stuff done before I had to fly. So let’s get this over with because it ain’t gonna be pretty…

Goal #1. Take good care of myself, specifically by walking 10,000 steps a day and taking at least 15 minutes per day to do something fun/relaxing.

This was definitely my worst month for this goal. I managed to accomplish the 15 mins per day of relaxation (although most of that was mobile games, so I feel kinda pathetic for that…) but my steps were absolutely horrible. There were only two days during June that I got more than 10k steps, and the average for the month was my worst yet at 6484 per day. Absolutely pathetic, and that’s all I’ve got to say about that. 

Goal #2. Build readership/viewership by putting more focus and energy into my blog posts, shooting fun and different YouTube videos, and putting more effort into self-promotion.

This goal was pretty identical to last month. The YouTube channew is going great, steadily growing, but the book is at a complete stop and I don’t see that changing any time soon. There just aren’t enough hours in the day (especially now I’ve returned to work) to market bother aspects of my life amid all the other stuff I have to do.

Goal #3. Write as much as I can, including writing an entire novel from start to finish.

This one I though was going to be good this month. I started off pretty steady. But then I was trying to catch up on videos before I’d have to go to work, and I was trying to get stuff done with the kid and around the house… Long story short I only ended up with 8746 words for the month. I’m not sure exactly where that stands up to the previous months, but it’s definitely not as good as I was hoping it would be. That said, I’m happy to report that we’ll over half of those words were fiction, so I’m moving in the right direction there.

So that’s it for June! I realize this is a shorter post than I usually make, but I’m actually typing it on my phone during my lunch break, so you can understand that I’m kinda hard up for time right now. 😋

How was your June? Please tell me it was more productive than mine!

3 thoughts on “Happy Canada Day! Plus: June Goals in Review

  1. Sorry to say that last month wasn’t very productive. Wish I could cheer you up. I wrote a couple of posts on my blog and I’ve been working on a short story for a few weeks now. It just doesn’t seem to want to cooperate. Maybe I need to step away from it for a moment, but I don’t want to abandon it completely. And I’m fighting the urge to start another story that recently popped into my head. I want to finish this story first.

    • That’s a problem I fight with all the time. I’ll be halfway through a story when I get an idea for another that I desperately want to write RIGHT NOW, and then I’ll get halfway through that one and, well, you get the idea. lol

      • Yeah. I can’t begin to tell you how many projects I’ve started and left unfinished because something new sparked my attention. I’m working on finishing one project before starting another.

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