Looking back at October, it wasn’t a bust but it wasn’t a great success either. I read a little, wrote a little, worked out a little, paid a little better attention to my diet, saved a little, made some new friends. Nothing extraordinary. Not that my new friends aren’t extraordinary because most of them are. I participated in a blog hop last week that brought a lot of new visitors to my blog and me to theirs. I met some very inspirational people that I look forward to sharing ideas with for a long time to come.
Other than that, my best accomplishments in October was that I focused on resuming our youth group at the church. That took a lot of my attention to get things off the ground and establish a routine and I’m proud of where we are in just one month. And that I participated in a leadership mastermind class.
Looking forward, November is NaNoWriMo. Today is the first day of the challenge and I have yet to start my novel. But I will get it together. Since 2011, I have participated every year. Some years are way more successful than others but the process is very beneficial and the community is such a big inspiration so I will continue to participate every year if I can.
My November reading goals are:
- To continue working on my Pulitzer Prize reading challenge
- To do the Non Fiction November challenge by reading something that is
- To complete the BorrowAThon readathon by reading books that I have borrowed (most of the books I read come from the library)
- I am also a little behind in my year reading goals – I have only finished 80 books so far this year which means I am 2 books behind schedule and I have to read 10 books per month for November and December in order to meet my goal of 100 books.
Also, the creator of the #NonFictionNovember challenge encouraged participants to include books that are:
To fulfill all these challenges, I have a whopping 11 books on my November reading plan:
- The 4 Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris – Controversial
- Thou Shalt Prosper by Daniel Lappin – Important
- The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees – New
- Far Afield by Shane Mitchell – New
- Radical Beauty by Deepak Chopra – New
- Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer – Fascinating
- The Other Einstein (eARC)
- Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
- Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
- The Vegetarian by Han Kang
- Wallflower Blooming by Amy Rivers
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What are your November goals? What are you focusing on this month to help you reach your 2016 goals? Can you believe there are only 61 days left in this year!