I’d usually set out my monthly goals during my monthly recap post for the previous month. However, I decided that my monthly recap for February would represent the month, i.e. not a lot of content. So, I just wanted to do a quick post where I set out some achievable goals for March.
1. Post 4 book reviews
This is one book review per week on average, or just less because March has 5 weeks, but I think that it’s achievable. This doesn’t include my two ARC reviews that must be posted this month. So I guess that takes me up to a total of 6 reviews for March.
2. 80% of books I read must be by women
I was aiming for 100% of my books to be by women this month but I have two ARCs by men that need reading in March.
3. Write 5 blog posts for Women’s History Month
I’m still undecided about three of the topics for these posts but I do have a lot of ideas. I’m very excited to write about some amazing female writers from Antiquity to present day.
4. Take a semi-decent photo of the stars
I’m travelling up to the Lake District in Cumbria in the middle of March and it’s a beautiful place known for its landscape but also its dark skies. I’ve always been interested in astrophotography and now that I have a good camera and tripod I’m going to try it out.
5. Start rewriting my conference paper
Last week I had a paper accepted for a conference about ‘Gothic Spaces’ that’s being held at the University of Sheffield. I had a draft ready before I had even submitted my proposal but it needs a lot of work doing to it before May.
6. Start a bullet journal
I’ve already sort of started one, as in I’ve been practising my layouts and stuff to see what I like and what I don’t like. However, in March I want to start using it properly to log my tasks and events and track my habits and record my memories. I may even do a few blog posts about it in the coming months if I enjoy the system. (I am only keeping this journal until August though because I’ve already decided that I want a new one for the 2017/2018 academic year.)
That’s it for my March goals. They’re all achievable and I’m super excited about this month.