ROW80LogocopyIs it just me, or does this year seem to be flying by? It’s halfway over already!

I have a very busy last two quarters ahead of me. My eldest kiddo is entering high school and there will be lots of paperwork to keep up with (we homeschool). During August, Grandpa and Nonna are taking her and my middle daughter to Boston for two weeks and then coming here for a week to visit the younger kiddos. While that’s happening, Beloved has a wedding to attend in another state. In September, a couple of the in-laws are coming up to stay with us for a week.

With all this craziness, I hope to be checking in twice a week, for sheer survival purposes. If I don’t have that list of what is and what is not getting done, a lot may fall to the wayside.

 

Blogging

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I will…

  • participate in Mirth and Music Monday 3+ times per month, because my buddy Rose D’Andrea has been awesome to keep it going and I want to show her support.
  • participate in WIPpet Wednesday 1+ times per month, because I want to support my WIPpeteer buddies with encouragement and take advantage of the opportunity to be encouraged.
  • post 1 flash fiction or random article per month, because sharing my flash fiction was my original purpose for this blog and people seem to like hearing my thoughts on whateverness, be it Alaska or grammar or what-not.
  • post 1+ interview per quarter, because I want to support my fellow authors.
  • encourage 2 other ROW80ers per check-in, because others need encouragement, too.

 

Community

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I will…

  • sign up to be a Nanowrimo ML, because our current Fearless Leader needs a little break.

 

Family

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I will…

  • test run our schooling schedule so I can make necessary changes before the school year is in full swing.
  • take my children on 1+ outing per week, because we need to get out while it’s warm.
  • create and post routine charts, because my special needs kids are greatly helped by the visual cues.
  • use Chore Wars and Chore Monster 3+ times a week to help my children develop good habits.

 

Health

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I will…

  • walk every day, because my body gets angry at me if I don’t move it.
  • stretch every day, because flexibility is the physical attribute I am most likely to be able to prevent the loss or deterioration of as I age.
  • perform 15+ dead bugs per abdominal grouping (60+ total), 3+ times per week, because improving my core strength will improve my posture and metabolism.
  • perform 2+ opposing and 2+ same-side modified supermans, 3+ times per week, because improving my core strength will improve my posture and metabolism.

 

Homemaking

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I will…

  • add 100 stars to the half-bath, because it’s a tiny room that needs something extra special to compensate for the limited space.
  • paint the living room and kitchen ceilings.
  • label everything I can think of, because I’m tired of being the only one who knows where to put things.
  • tether items I need to be able to find (hairbrushes, scissors) so I can find them.

 

Reading

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I will…

  • read 1 book club book per month, because it will challenge me to read books I might not otherwise have considered and give me the opportunity to discuss them with others.
  • read 1 non-fiction book per quarter, because learning about Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, teaching, and so on gives me inspiration and wisdom for being the best I can be for my family.
  • read 1 book or 12 articles on writing or marketing per quarter, because writing is my chosen profession and I want to be one of the best.
  • read up to 1 beta book per month quarter, because I can’t expect others to help me if I don’t help them. It’s also lots of fun to get sneak peeks and have the satisfaction of knowing I helped someone improve their writing.
  • read 1 just-for-fun book per quarter, because reading is my escape and I don’t want to burn out on it with obligatory books.

 

Writing

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I will…

  • replan the Hidden Bloodlines series to see if something clicks this time.
  • write or edit 3000+ words a week, preferably as 500+ words 6 days per week, because even words I can never show the world are better than no words at all.

 

Thanks Rose

Many thanks to Kait Nolan for hosting ROW-80, Shan Jeniah Burton for encouraging me to join in, and to all the sponsors who help us along the way. To join, visit this page for details.

Motivational Kitty

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