So, we’re going to be heading into the Libra ‘new moon’ phase this weekend, which means I need to look back at the goals that I tried to set for the Virgo new moon and see how I did with each of them.

The past two months have been a little crazy—so I probably didn’t get all of the goals accomplished, and I’ll be pleasantly surprised if I managed to get half of them accomplished.

So what were the goals for the Virgo new moon? They included:

  1. Take inventory of various aspects of life (research/writing/editing, crafts/hobbies, fitness, and mental health/spirituality) and try to develop a working schedule that will allow me be both productive, but at the same time enjoying time outside as well.
  2. Continue with daily workouts (alternate between weight lifting and shadow-boxing).
  3. In combination with #1—organize the schedule, and block out periods of time (or set certain days to certain tasks) and see if that helps improve my productivity
  4. Work on the outlines/drafts for the following items:
    •  My LinkedIn oncology post series
    • The follow-up(s) to my LinkedIn molecular cloning series: Introduction to biofuels, Introduction to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and Introduction to vaccine development
    • Digestion, absorption of nutrients, and the nucleic acid biosynthesis pathways
    • Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Similarities and Differences
    • Antibiotics and the rise of Antibiotic Resistant Microbes
  5. Continue with the evening meditations

So how did I do with each of them?

In terms of goals one to three:

In terms of creating a schedule to be more productive—well, lets just say it is still in the planning stages.

I know where I could improve in terms of both time and project management—so while the ‘schedule’ hasn’t been drafted on paper—I do have a couple of ideas of where I could focus on improving.

I know that I could spend part of my morning ‘waking-up’ routine journaling, or planning out the day…just as I know that I could spend part of the evening reflecting on the day and setting things up for the next day.

In the same light—I need to become better at intentional movement…I lifted some weights over the past few weeks—but not consistently.

In terms of evening meditations:

I’ve been good at doing evening meditations. I’ve really been enjoying the soothing pod app, and have been using it consistently for over two months now.

In terms of the outlines/drafts of different writing projects:

I’m slowly working on the outlines/drafts for different projects. I just started the Friday medical series on LinkedIn yesterday—and starting next week will hopefully be posting weekly on different oncology topics for probably a good three to four months, before moving on to another medical topic.

The first follow-up to the molecular cloning series is going to be talking about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), since they tend to be given a bad reputation.

The other three projects are all still in the planning stage—only because it has been a rough seven-to-eight weeks and things really aren’t settling down too quickly…

So I would say I managed probably two out of the five goals (even if I didn’t totally get the outlines/drafts written).

Maintaining the meditation routine at night has been essential—both for getting a moderately good night sleep and to help me wind down at the end of a stressful day.

Two goals going forward into the Libra season (and the rest of 2022)—getting a little better every day at both time and project management.

Progress over perfection—that is the motto for the rest of 2022 and possibly 2023 and 2024 as well.

Curious to know:

How do you handle things when everything seems to be going to hell?