Progress with reasonable goals…

Today has been fairly quiet on the home front.

I finished up an article for my editor that I started last night, and submitted it, then started on the reading for my next unit in my university course that I am currently taking for my writing. I covered a lot today, though it was mainly reviewing and refreshing some of the components from my last course. Once I’m done the reading, I’ll have my first full essay of this course to write.

Considering I’m starting unit four, and I have three-and-a-half months left, I’d say that my pacing for this course is going pretty good. I’m aiming to have all six units completed by the beginning of August so I can write sometime mid-month.

Unfortunately, taking pictures has kind of taken a backseat over there last few days, due to work and school, so that is something I’m going to have to correct in the coming days. Still, even with how busy I’ve been lately, I haven’t been feeling overwhelmed, and the fatigue I have been feeling is the fatigue that comes from putting in the work.

I think a good portion of my recent success has come down to how I’m setting my goals. I used to be really bad for setting lofty ambitions, then kicking my own ass when I would fail to achieve them. Over the last few months and years, I’ve started realizing that attaining goals are possible, if I’m smart when I set them.

I’m working hard to not overextend myself, but instead slowly pushing towards my limits, stretching them further and further, until I am at the point where I’m looking back at where my limits used to be.

I’ve come a long way over the last few years, and I know I still have further to go. By keeping my goals realistic and attainable I’m setting myself up for success in the long term.


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