In my last post here, I shared why I stopping posting my Quarterly Goals (and updates) on the blog. It was easily one of the most difficult posts to write for me. Because not only did it involve me talking about things I struggle to admit even to myself, but I was also nervous about how it will be received.
But I really had no reason to be nervous. Because you guys are the very best. The outpouring of support I received on that post, and through private messages on social media, has made my heart so full, that I don’t know where to even begin thanking you guys. But I have to start somewhere, so here goes – thank you so much – for reading, for understanding, and for your unconditional support and encouragement. It means more than I can ever articulate.
In response to that post, some of you even suggested that I should take a break, step back a bit, before I step forward and revive the Quarterly Goals series on my blog – just to ensure that I am doing it for the right reasons. And I completely agree. That was my plan too – to take the 4th quarter off, and start afresh from the new year.
But here there is one other thing I want to address, especially because I hadn’t made it clear in my previous post, and as a result, after reading it some of you asked me why I stopped following a system that worked so well for me just because of a few people who clearly did not know what they were talking about. It was then that I realized that I hadn’t made this clear in my post, but I will now.
So here is the thing. I never stopped following the Quarterly Goals system. I only stopped sharing the goals (and updates) publicly. That is all. Honestly, this goal setting and tracking thing is so firmly ingrained in me, that I don’t even know how to function without it. But of-course, I forgot to mention that, and so here is the clarification.
Anyway, moving on, today I thought I’ll share how I did on my second quarter goals, so that I complete that loop (in my own head, more than anything else).
An Update on my Second Quarter Goals
I know it’s going to sound ironic at this point, especially considering everything that went down in that quarter, which led to me pausing the series on the blog, but I actually had an amazing second quarter – goals wise. I completed every single goal on my list. Yes, every single one. Something I never managed to do in any of the previous quarters. So yay me!
At this point I don’t want to get into the details of the goals of that quarter (because it’s been so long now), outside of the fact that I completed them all. But if you are interested, you can check out the list here.
That being said, there is one goal I added newly to my list that quarter that I do want to talk about. And it’s Self Care Sundays. I talk more about the what and the why here, but even if I say so myself, Self Care Sundays was clearly one of the best ideas I have had for myself in a LONG while.
Now admittedly, this doesn’t always happen on a Sunday, but I do make the time for a mindful me-time break sometime during the weekend. Which for someone as task-oriented as me, is a BIG win.
So this one is a keeper, and will be a regular feature in my goals going forward. Just thought I’d share this, because back then a few of you had mentioned about doing this Self-Care Sunday thing too, so I am glad to report it was a huge success. 😀
That’s all from my end, folks. I am going to make this the official Chatty Blogs post for the month too, reviving that disappeared monthly linky with this post as well (what is it that they say? – two birds, one stone?! 😀 ). I hope you link up with your chatty posts. More details below.
The #ChattyBlogs Linky: A monthly linky which goes up on the 15th of every month, and is open for 2 weeks.
Here’s how it works:
- Write a chatty/rambly post – it could be a deep, thought-provoking one or even a random ramble. No judgement here.
- At the bottom of your post – add the #ChattyBlogs badge, and link to this post (which hosts the linky) to encourage other bloggers to join in.
- Add your link to the #ChattyBlogs linky.
- Visit and comment on the fellow bloggers’ post in the linky.
Note: I have created a twitter handle for ChattyBlogs & registered the actual hashtag #ChattyBlogs. So, when you do write and link up your posts, please do use the hashtag & I will be sure to RT & share it.
You can also connect via the Chatty Blogs Facebook Page, on which I will be sharing all the posts that are linked up every month.