It's sad, but I had to go back to the end of April to look for my May goals. Sheesh. It's kind of hard to actually do goals when I don't keep them in front of me. Thankfully, I started looking at them again on the 19th.
So, here they are. Let's see how I did with them.
1. Continue to heal, rest, get renewed. - Yes, I did this. I had an interesting convo with my doctor who told me that I have a total of six months of healing to do to get to 100%.
2. Market Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life Anthology - Yes.
3. Prepare for my oldest daughter's high school graduation. - Barely yes. There's still more to do. Thankfully, she's graduating twice - our homeschool co-op does a sweet ceremony (18 grads this year participating), and she'll graduate from the local community college with a diploma and an A.A. degree simultaneously on the 17th of June.
4. Cheer at my youngest daughter's kayaking race in Canada - oops, no. My husband went and cheered while I stayed home to go to a series of events for a missionary who was visiting our church that weekend. This included a catch-up talk on using the Storytelling Method.
5. Take care of a pile of paperwork that built up while I've been sick - some. It procreated at some point - I know it.
6. Plant something that likes wet roots - well, no. But, my mom did give me a gerarnium for mother's day and it's surviving in our raised garden bed.
7. Work on either Captain Wrath or The Greenling Chronicles and work out the weird world-building/dryad obsession issues. - Yes. I went with The Greenling Chronicles and thought out themes within the whole dryad idea.
8. Go barefoot outside at least one day or stomp in puddles (weather permitting) - yes, although I just went barefoot on our deck.
9. Keep reading Cling to God - a great devotional by Lynda Young. - yes!
10. Finish reading Chapter from Chapter - the IWSG Goodreads book of the month. - yes. It's an excellent book on the writing craft and the writing life.
1. Heal, renew, walk, and take tiny bike rides. Specific walking goal: get to 2.5 miles a day 5 days a week by the end of the month. Specific bike goal: get to 3 miles a day 3 days a week by the end of the month. (And, take celebratory wandering walks!)
2. Continue to Market Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life and other works. Specifically, to use twitter, facebook groups, and google groups, and plan on attending one writing conference/event over the summer months.
3. Watch my oldest graduate. Have a party! Celebrate!
4. Go to a Montana State University Registration and Orientation session with my oldest daughter.
5. Watch both daughters race at the Ted Houk Regatta in Seattle.
6. Clean up the yard and house. (as able)
7. Go barefoot.
8. Continue working on The Greenling Chronicles.
9. Keep reading Cling to God.
10. Sort through job and teaching stuff. Prepare for next fall.
11. Practice Storytelling.
Eleven seems a bit hefty, but I'm hoping that 3, 4, 5, 8, and 9 are restful enough to make the others go easier. I can think of several other things I could/should be doing ... but I'm trying to stay focused and not over-do.
Do you have goals for June or for the summer?
Have you read Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life? I highly recommend all the stories by my fellow authors and I'm thankful for all the support we've received!
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The Hero Lost Blog Tour is at these sites this week!
May 22 - Christine Rains - Interview
May 22 - Nick Wilford - Guest Post
May 24 - Toi Thomas - Interview
And, although it isn't related to goals, I want to simply say RIP Chris Cornell. I liked the sound of Soundgarden. My favorite song was "Spoonman," partly because I've seen the spoonman Artis play at Pike Place Market several times in Seattle and because my grandmother played spoons. She tried to teach me - especially after we watched Artis play spoons - but I didn't have the patience to learn. After Chris Cornell's death, I went on a bit of rabbit trail of reminiscing and ended up discovering that Artis (the spoonman) is still street busking. It feels like story material - all of this - but it's also some of the everyday pathos of life.