Sunday, February 5, 2017

Happy February: Reaching Your Goals and Setting New Challenges

How's that goal-setting working out for you so far? Seems like 2016 barely ended and January hit the ground running. I wasn't in that marathon and didn't hit the ground very hard when it came to blogging. Rather than give up, though, I decided it was time to rev up my motor and get kicking.
February is NOT too late to set goals, or to begin working toward the goals you set in December.

Celebrating Our Accomplishments of 2016
and looking forward to all that 2017 has to offer!

Two goals on my list for 2016 were to post thoughts about the 70 poems in my book of linked poetry; and to read and review 71 books. As New Years Eve approached, I could breath easier, knowing those two goals were met. That meant less guilt for me when transferring other goals to 2017.
You can access my Goodreads Reading Challenge 2016 page here:

My goal for 2017 is to read and review 72 books, in a wider variety of genres than ever before!

Facing Forward
There wasn't much time to celebrate reaching the end of the above goals, however. November 1st marked the beginning of NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writers Month. If you haven't participated in this annual ritual yet, check out what all the shouting is about and consider setting it as a goal for November, 2017. Here's the link:

Not everyone sets goals at the start of each new year. Some have routines that keep them soaring toward their lifetime goals without hesitation. Others accomplish tasks and projects in routine fashion, gliding over bumps in the road and sidestepping obstacles with ease. My most heartfelt congratulations to you. I really, really need to watch more TED talks!
To everyone:
Happy FEBRUARY of this New Year
Best of Success in 2017



  1. Aloha, Gail! I can't believe how quickly January passed us by! Incredible. I didn't achieve all my goals, but all in all it was a productive month. February is a short one, so I'm gonna have to pick up pace. Good luck with achieving your Feb. goals. Have a lovely week.

    1. Amazing that January is spent, but our goals live on! Thanks for visiting and best of luck with your Feb. goals.

  2. You are so right - it's NEVER too late to set goals. I'm also doing the Goodreads Challenge. As I type, I'm four books into a 52 target. An okay-ish start.

  3. I'll check your Good reads list, Ellie. I am always on the look out for the next read.


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