April 2018 Progress Report

April 2018 Progress Report


And that’s April 2018 done and dusted. Just like last month. I’m still tired, feeling stupid, and scratching my head over where the month went. Though there may be a transplant related reason for that; it’s currently under investigation, and we’ll all have to wait for the May report to find out what’s going on. I don’t imagine that an ever increasing, never decreasing to-list helps!

Virtue Mar Apr Notes
Wisdom

I learn and grow every day.

 🙂 🙂 I made time to think about how to schedule my days so that I can fulfil my domestic obligations, take care of my health, get books written, and all the other stuff that’s cluttering up my to-do lists. It’s slow going, but I seem to be making some progress in laying down new routines.

I also thought about mourning and realising your childhood goals.

Energy: Wellness

I enjoy exercising my lean, healthy 59 kg body several times a week.

I walk more steps each day.

🙂 🙂 🙂
66.8 kg
🙁
67.2 kg
Had some not cancers burnt off my face, and that’s great, but now I’ve a whole other kind of “disfigurement” which I’m sure will dissipate in time.

My poor doggies have taken it in turns to be ill, so I seem to be sleeping less and less at night (and cleaning up dog puke/shit and washing towels more and more). Which means I’m sleeping more during the day, and I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or bad.

Energy: Presence

Plan a more energetic wardrobe

🙂 🙂 Picked up my winter wardrobe alterations costing $104 – $4 over budget so not bad. Ordered some fabric samples with the intention of having some clothes made if they come out ok, and that seems likely.

Bought a new activity tracker to replace the failing one; it looks more like a watch than an activity tracker, and so far I’m really happy with it.

I shared a brunch outfit, and my thoughts about shoe wardrobes.

Focus: Business Development

Select and attend conference or course or event

  • writing
  • marketing
  • business
🙂 🙁 I’m still blundering about in the dark on this. It’s one of those BIG things that never quite seems to make it to the top of the list.
Focus: Product Development

Stick to the schedule

🙂 🙂 I worked really hard on Minimally Viable Housekeeping and have finished my first draft. I’m doing the first edit, and it’s not awful.
Focus: Business Income

I am a prolific writer making at least $1,000 per month.

😐 😐 Sold four books for $19.60 and received royalties of $3.60. Average monthly sales are four books for  $21.86, and income $13.83.

Frustratingly, I have $382 in outstanding royalties; about $60 dating back to 2015!

Friendship: Friends

I love meeting new people, and as I am friendly and outgoing, I make friends easily.

😐 🙂 Had coffee and a quick lunch with Katy, and wrote a red dinner party.

Funnily enough, it seems that I have so many packages delivered to the house that the mailman recognises me in the street and stops to pass them off to me.

Friendship: Contribution

I share my knowledge, time, and money with those who need it.

 🙂  🙂 Having been awake so much this month, I can tell you that everything seems worse in the dark. If you are trying to think things through and come to some sort of cogent decision, don’t do it in the middle of the night.
Prosperity: Leisure

I am brave and adventurous not afraid to try new things.

🙂 🙂 Started knitting a vest – partly for something to do and partly as an inexpensive but hopefully warm layer. There might be a blog post in that sometime in the upcoming decade.

Took a trip to the Viking exhibition, suggested a spending plan to Get Moving! and wrote a poem about wood smoke.

Prosperity: Household

I live in a beautiful house, with a tranquil garden.

Happy and healthy creatures and find my garden a haven.

🙂 🙂 Got some quotes for a few jobs around the house and had to have a sit down to recover from the prices. I’m now wondering where the line between what we can and can’t do ourselves really is.

Wrote about the Downton Abbey approach to housework.

My April 2018 was full of yawns, naps and productivity gaps. How was yours?


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