So the moon will be transitioning through the Pisces constellation over the next day or two…which means that I should be looking back at the goals I had set for the Aquarius full moon before trying to set goals for the Pisces full moon.
So, what were the goals that I had set for the Aquarius full moon? They included:
- Finish reading Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution by Richard Fortey
- Get the second blog/website (that is dedicated to science/medical/health comms) up and running
- Write (and create the graphics) for steps three and four (restriction digestion and ligation) for ‘molecular cloning’ post series on LinkedIn
- Create a timeline/schedule for getting the rest of the bird pages up on this blog
- Start a 30-day journaling challenge
- Create one necklace or start/continue a cross-stitch project
So how did I do with them?
Well, I haven’t finished reading Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution by Richard Fortey yet…I did read quite a few books during the past month, I just never got around to finishing any of the non-fiction books that I’d started.
Didn’t get around to doing any work on the new blog/website this past month…other than staring at blank word documents and the semi-live website. One goal for the weekend is to at least get part of the website formatted…
Working on the LI molecular cloning series
I managed to write and create the graphics for the third and fourth step of my molecular cloning post series on LinkedIn. In addition—I managed to get to step five (an introduction to transformations was posted this past Tuesday).
The rest of the bird pages:
Didn’t get around to creating the timeline/schedule for getting the rest of the bird pages posted to this blog. I have a list of the birds that I still need to do the research on–and that includes the order and families as well…so we’re talking probably still another seventy to eighty-five pages to write.
Didn’t start one this past month…I did write in my journal every day–just not on any particular topic/thought.
Nope, didn’t create any jewelry and I didn’t put any work into the any of the current cross-stitch projects I hve going
The Aquarius full moon was a chaotic period putting it nicely—there is still a family member in the hospital (and will probably be there another two to five weeks), so I’m still stumbling trying to find my new ‘normal’.
I’ve also realized that I’m letting my inner critic/imposter syndrome ‘drive’ more often that I should…this shows up as me not writing, binge buying books (when I know I already have more than enough books to read), and allowing the negative self-talk to continue uninterrupted.
This self-reflection has given me other things to also focus on as we continue heading towards the end of 2022: time and project management, in addition to actually spending time self-reflection (writing out the weekly to-do lists, breaking them down to daily to-do lists, and reflecting at the end of each day on what I managed to get accomplished).
This will require blocking out chunks of time for different projects (and different aspects of those projects)—and honoring those projects (i.e. not scrolling through social media or working on another project), and if I get ‘bored’ during the time block—I’ll make note of it and adjust things according for the next day.
I decided, I’d also end with the last few sentences that I typed last month when I was introducing my Aquarius goals:
But things are always a work in progress—because perfection is a myth…what looks perfect to one person may look lopsided to someone….
Progress not perfection, small steps, and even following a winding path are the thoughts/mantra for the next month or so.
Still curious to know: what are some of your time management tools or tricks?