Then I got my first corporate job as a very technical Technical Writer. Instances and objects, oh my! We added a cat. I got LASIK, had a play produced. Was laid off. Moved to Seattle.
Lived on the water. Got another Tech Writer job, worked downtown. Started my photography business and worked a bunch of festivals. Got married, changed my name, changed employers, became a Product Manager, bought a house. Fold in assorted vacations, cooking, exercise, finance... aaaand blend.
You get me.
So now the blog changes tack again. I quit my corporate job in December, which means today is the last day of my first month without a net. Bening, Funicello, or otherwise... How did I do? Where am I going?
I give myself a C. I could have done better. Including what I wrote at the end of December, I completed two short stories and a short play. I submitted the play and a story and already received a rejection for the story.
What next for Writing:
Submit the two stories!!! Write more! Now be specific. Write two more short stories. Or a one-act. Submit them. Go through the Dramatists' Sourcebook and record deadlines in your Google calendar. The goal this month is to get published, get writing credits. Consider writing morning pages everyday. It's a pain in the ass but you'll clear out the mental clutter.
I give myself an A. I really pushed myself this month. I expanded my equipment, I worked an awesome event that generated billable work and I filed my 2010 business taxes. I also sold a few pictures from my site and gave permission for the speaker to post a few on his site. You did good, Christy.
What next for Photography:
Keep the momentum going! Add 50 photos from your Europe trip to your stock photography site. Post photos to your photoblog. Consider applying to another festival.
I get a B. Keeping that sticker calendar succeeded in motivating me. Except for last week, I tracked my points most of the month and worked out 3-5 times per week. I'm down a couple of pants sizes and am able to run 25-30 minutes without stopping. Sweet! (I don't get an A because of slacking last week.)
What next for Healthier Living:
Cook at least one WW recipe per week, preferably new. Continue exercising at least 4 times per week. Consider signing up for an event, like the St. Patrick's Day Dash. Track points 75% of the time.
All in all, not such a bad month. February, here I come.