ITime again for resolutions and goals.
I usually do these in August along with my job cycle. This August was so vastly different, I never got around to it. I did, however, embark on a journey last year and am ready to continue that journey to whatever end I might find. Like Douglas Adams famously claimed: "I may not have gone where I intended, but I think I ended up where I needed to be."
The publishing is going well.
My most recent efforts ended the day at number #32. It started dropping again after that, but I'm hoping that this means my story may have some staying power. I'm also super happy I'm getting reviewed now. No one has left any comments, but I really like the stars, especially since the other series was only evaluated twice and one was at 3 stars and the other was 1 star.
I’m averaging about a dollar a day, but hey, that’s money I didn’t have before. I actually was able to withdraw 20 dollars from my publishing account and buy myself some breakfast while in New Orleans. Weird that I ran into a collared submissive while at the cafe. O_o.
As far as professional work, I am looking toward to teaching again at the University of Southern Mississippi with their OLLI program. It should be a hoot to work in a conventional classroom setting again. I’ll be posting those lesson plans as I create them here. It’s an exciting layout because I was able to convince the leadership to give us one hour of lecture and follow it with one hour of lab.
The idea being, folks can come to class and get some basic information lecture style, and then for the next hour we can work together to solve any issues they are specifically having all the while using the time as a springboard for discussion topics and future lessons. It’s a big idea, and one that will require me to organize lessons on the fly, but I’m hoping it can give us a better “service” nature to the classes.
I’d love to start teaching remotely (or on campus) for the University, but I know they have a list of applicants a mile long. To that end, I have my Mississippi teaching license in hand now, so hopefully some more lucrative work will be coming up in the near future.
The old body is hanging tough. Still experiencing some pain from the surgery. And I was lucky enough to avoid Covid during the holiday travels, but exchanged all that luck for a head cold that is sapping my strength for the moment. The good news is that if I keep the fluids up, this thing is just a head cold. I should be able to kick it by this weekend (famous last words).
Doug has been doing okay. We are still wrestling with his diagnosis. Had super big struggles this holiday with moods and regulation. I really need to focus on meditation and nutrition to keep myself strong for when the family needs me.
That brings me to my goals for this year!
Writing: 2K a day. That’s it. Hell or high water. 2K a day
Money: Sub at least five days before June—stomp the next OLLI class with the best curriculum they've ever seen.
Love: Work to strengthen my marriage by framing Doug’s mood swings in his diagnosis and giving myself the space I need to find my caregiving balance with him.
Publishing: At least one short a week for Kindle Unlimited. Gotta get those page reads!
Until next time :-)
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