January 2019 Goals

Hello beautiful magical people!

I’m really rooting for January to be an awesome month. As many positive vibes as I can fit into my life for the next 31 days will help get me there, or at least that’s the hope. As I’m writing this, I have an awful cold and feel miserable, so it’s a bit hard to see that much positivity. I also struggle with SADD a lot during the first two months of the year, so looking on the bright side of things isn’t the easiest thing to do. But we can try, right?

We don’t have a lot of events going on in January. We’ll have our social dance during one week, I’ll be teaching piano lessons again, and hopefully I get over this silly cold very quickly.


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  • Start window shopping for homes so we can figure out what we like and don’t like.
  • Reach the first monthly goal for our savings.
  • Make two payments on my student loans that are equal to 15% of my paycheck.
  • Focus on spending a lot less and making unnecessary purchases.
  • Finish updating my website and social media profiles.
  • Research making my writing habit a work-from-home job.
  • Continue to solidify my writing habit.
  • Publish 6 blog posts.
  • Take my basic vitamins every day.
  • Start the passport process for both of us.
  • Update my driver’s license.
  • Reading
    • Firstly sort out what I owe my local library
    • Strunk and White’s Style Guide
    • The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
    • The Dark is Rising, by Susan Cooper
    • Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
  • Start to really plan out our big trip of the year.
  • Mail out 2 letters.
  • Visit my horse Lady at least once a week.
  • Piano
    • Beethoven’s “Für Elise”
    • Satie’s “Gymnopedies”
  • Complete another online study.
  • Finish up the basic world building process for Donovan’s Quest.
  • Cook 2 new recipes.

Overall, January wasn’t too bad. I ended up dealing with a bunch of digestive issues which basically forced me to stay on the couch or in bed any time I wasn’t at work, so there’s a lot of stuff that just didn’t get done because of that. I’m slowly figuring out how to manage it though, so here’s hoping for an even better February!

Love and kindness,

Katharine Marie

Posted by Katharine Espinosa

Katharine is a freelance writer, editor, and aspiring author. She loves coffee, chocolate, cats, and riding her horses on the weekends. She lives in rural Texas with her husband and daughter.

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