So the moon will be entering its next full moon cycle for the year tomorrow night—which means that I should look back at the goals that I had set for the Aries full moon.
So what were my goals for the Aries full moon?
Well, they included:
- Making a list of things I would enjoy doing in terms of intentional movement–and then trying to devise a schedule.
- Have at least two mini-book reviews written and published on various sites
- Work through at least part of a personal/professional development course
- Continue reading (and possibly finishing) at least one non-fiction book that I’ve started
So how did I do with each of them?
List of things I enjoy doing in terms of intentional movement:
Those things include:
- Walking (nature walks, taking Chaos for a walk, walks with friends, and ‘window’ shopping)
- Weight lifting (as long as I stay away from lunges and push-ups)
- Cardio (can be a DVD workout, impromptu solo dance parties, riding my bike, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and ebing outside)
- Yoga, Pilates, and stretching
Have I designed a schedule yet? Nope—this is in large part due to both the ongoing family medical issue and then dealing with the pets (most want to be in the same room all the time—and trying to lift weights when you have cats and dogs wanting in your personal space—not fun or easy).
Two mini-book reviews written and published on various sites:
The two books that I’ve gotten around to writing mini-book reviews over were:
- Bittersweet Promises (Montgomery Ink Legacy #1) by Carrie Ann Ryan
- Always the One for Me (Wilder Brothers #2) by Carrie Ann Ryan
I’m hoping to finish reading Hunted in Darkness and getting that book review posted by the end of the weekend.
Watch/work through at least one module of a personal/professional development e-course:
I managed to watch a couple of short courses on Skillshare and they were:
- 3X your productivity with this weekly planning guide
- Content Calendar made easy: Save time and develop a personal brand
- Blogging rituals and routines: 10 secrets for increased blogging productivity.
I briefly reviewed each of the courses in my ‘October in Review‘ post.
Finish at least one non-fiction book:
Well, I’ve started a couple more non-fiction books—but haven’t finished any of them yet. As I mentioned in my ‘October in Review’ post—I go in cycles when it comes to reading non-fiction.
The best way to illustrate what I mean—oscillation waves, these waves can vary in both height and width:
That is how I view my reading cycles (regardless if it’s non-fiction or fiction).
Currently my non-fiction trend is more of the top—it’s taking more time to finish a book, and then I start numerous books, and it’s a ‘uphill’ battle to finish one (or more).
Whereas my fiction reading trend (and non-fiction trends in certain months)—resembles the bottom oscillation wave, I can read several books within a short period and have no problems moving on to another book (or going back and re-reading books).
So—I know that I need to try to decrease the ‘height’ of the non-fiction oscillation wave to have it match the height of the non-fiction oscillation wave over the next few weeks/months.
Well—I managed to accomplish about seventy percent of my goals for the Aries full moon. The only one that I didn’t get ‘accomplished’ was the non-fiction reading—which based on how October went, I wasn’t shocked to see that I didn’t accomplish it.
Seventy percent works well with the motto that I’m using for the final quarter of 2022—‘Progress over Perfection’.
Sometimes it is difficult to catch all the little negative stories/thoughts that run through our heads—so when I don’t catch them right away, it means I’ve accidentally let the inner critic/imposter syndrome out to play.
But, I’m getting better at catching them…I think they only ‘played’ for a few days during the Aries full moon.
So now, I’m going to celebrate this win—and then look ahead to the Taurus full moon.
How did you do with your personal/professional goals last month?