Kitty Blackadder

A Scottish blog about making art, too much eyeshadow and becoming a grown up.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

November Plans and Goals

Well, here we are, the first day of Christmas, ahem, I mean November - but let's face it, it's the same thing really! I'm sitting here with the lights on at 11am as it's raining so hard outside I can't see my laptop keyboard clearly (which, admittedly is a strange thing, because I touch type obvs, but I still hate typing and not being able to see my keyboard really clearly?!),  and so I'll admit, there's a part of me that just wants to list my November plans as: duvets, mince pies and Netflix, but no, there's more to life (apparently), so let's take a look at what I'm really hoping to do this month!




01 Catching up with the fam: For one reason or another, I've not seen as much of my family over the past few months as I ordinarily would have, which, I mean I get that it happens, but still, this month I'm excited to put the focus back on spending some more time with them. Already I have some dinners in the diary, as well as a shopping trip this coming Saturday with my sister, to really kick of the Christmas celebrations! Hello Marks and Spencer Christmas toasties...

02 Finding the willpower to start jogging again: Remember in that first paragraph when I mentioned the rain lashing off the windows? Yeah, well, suffice to say it leaves me feeling "uninspired" to go for a run (read: I actually chose to inventory my freezer contents this morning rather than leave the house...). Now, partly the loss of my workout routine isn't really my fault: I injured my knee somehow which inhibited running for a week or so, and then Kenny and I spent most of October with the flu which meant I was knackered and sweating just trying to get into my sports bra, let alone jogging 5K, but, while the delays are valid, I feel like it's kind of a "do or die" situation now. Either I'm going to get back on the horse and get stuck into this lifestyle again, or it's a retreat to the duvet for the winter months.... and I'm just not sure I want to give up calf definition just yet.

03 ALL THE CHRISTMASSING: Yup, Christmas is starting now! The tree will be up on November 6th (gotta wait til after Bonfire Night, apparently), the Spreadsheet is created, and I sat listening to The Muppets Christmas Carol soundtrack while I did my makeup this morning (much to Kenny's delight, I'm sure). From a more realistic standpoint, I am hand making a number of cards and gifts this year, so I actually do need to be working on those, and here's hoping I manage to produce at least some work that doesn't have mince pie splashes on it this year...

04 Focusing on regular uploads to YouTube: I make YouTube videos, in case I've somehow never mentioned that before *wink*. I took a rather large break from my channel, for largely mental health reasons, but I always miss creating videos, and chatting to people in my comments section, so I am back once again. This month I'd like to focus on keeping things going regularly. I haven't said that it has to be X videos a week, as mentally, I still have good days and bad days, but I just want to keep some sense of momentum going and keep engaging with my subscribers.


So that's really what I'm aiming for in the month of November - I feel like this year has flown by and it would be quite nice if it slowed down now, thank you very much, so that I can fully enjoy the Christmas season!

What do you have planned for November? Are you excited for Christmas yet or is it still too early for you?

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