Hard to believe my first ROW 80 challenge is in the bag. 80 days sounds like a long time, but it really flew by. So, now it’s time to ante up and see how I did against my original goals.
Never Miss A Check In: Didn’t do so hot with this one. Once I fell off the wagon I apparently decided to stay off. I was leery of stating an absolute such as never, and apparently I was right. I respond to absolutes like a toddler told to take a nap. Next round: Build a little more flexibility for myself, but not too much, so I don’t get…SQUIRREL! Distracted.
Write 500 Words A Day: I didn’t make it. NaNoWriMo totally passed me by this year. I did a bit of introspection about why this didn’t work for me and how to fix it that I will share later.
WWBC: Has been on hiatus, but hopfully things will get back on track. In the meantime I’ve been studying and learning.
Blogging: Haven’t been able to get into a rhythm or schedule, but I’m going to keep at it. This is related to the 500 word thing, and I’ve learned a few things with this challenge I will be able to apply moving forward.
Taking Care of Myself: I gained five pounds! Woot! Oh, wait. That’s bad.
Self Study: Everything has gotten kind of put on hold with reading with the last few weeks of work craziness, but I’m entered in the TBR Pile Challenge for next year, so I’m counting on that to A: Cause me to actually commit to a book rather than sitting in the middle of my pile sucking my thumb because I can’t choose, and B: Hopefully remind me that reading is fun and I’m allowed to have a little fun. Just a little.
One unofficial goal I had with this challenge was to reach out to the ROW 80 community and I didn’t do so hot with that, but I volunteered to be a sponsor in the next round, and I’m really looking forward to meeting some new people with some great blogs.
So how about you? Did you participate in ROW 80, and if so how did your round go? If you didn’t, think about joining us next round. This is a brilliant idea for a challenge, because dang it, one size has never fit all no matter what the label says! You get to design your own program, and that my friends, is a beautiful thing. Kait Nolan is a rock star.
See you all soon!