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December Review and Final Week! Reviewing 2020 goals.

Review of 2020 Goals

So at the beginning of the year I set out some goals so let's see how far I've come!

1. Complete my novel-in-progress fit for publication

This is carried over from 2019, and I'm committed to finishing it in May but it's something I want to complete this year. If you have been following my blog, you'll also know I've done a few workshops and courses. The last one was the Faber Edit Your Course where I got a reader's report with some comments. 

Feedback - still writing however I've written about 63,000 words to date so that is progress so I will keep on writing. 

2. Fitness and Weight loss

This comes up every single year, and I seem to grow bigger however for the last few months, I've been in excruciating pain because of my knee. I went for physio or as Americans call it physical therapy but nothing really worked. I think it's more about my weight, even my calves are larger. So I probably need to eat less - mostly bakery products - and perhaps cook a little more.  My target is twenty pounds or about ten kilograms. I don't really know where to start but something needs to happen. 

Feedback - I am fitter due to lockdown and walking up the stairs rather than taking the lift/elevator, however in terms of size, I am the same, maybe a bit bigger due the changes in lifestyle. I used to shop nearly daily so I knew what I wanted, now I shop weekly so buy more treats, biscuits etc. The good thing is that I'm now bored of eating cereal. However I also eat more takeaway from the local burger shop and chicken shop. I'm off pizza since I ate a lot during the first lockdown. To be honest lockdown has been a takeaway-fest. I've eaten more takeout/take-away this year than I've done in the last decade. 

    3. Keep My CPD (Continuous Professional Development) up to date.

    This has been a bit hazy but I need to focus on keeping up to date, perhaps attending events and conferences and writing it up. However the caveat with my professional body is that members need to figure out how they want to develop so it's more progressive and proactive in that sense than some other professional bodies who stipulate a certain amount of hours of study and events to count. I guess I can do it in line with where I am at the moment.

    Feedback - still in progress, but I'm figuring out a plan. Lockdown - yeah, we all use that reason or excuse - is the main reason it has been off the agenda. 


    Other things got done so not a big deal, so I'll be posting my new goals in the new year. I'm also going to be doing things slightly differently. 

    Happy Holidays and keep safe!


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