November goals (& October recap)

10th November 2015

November goals

November is my least favorite month of the year. Nothing exciting ever happens in November, and as a result I start to feel down and my blog usually suffers.

But this year I am going to try and keep myself busy in November. I want to beat the winter blues and focus on making it to December, when the bright lights of Christmas improve my mood.

But first, let’s recap on my goals for October and start by taking a look at the goals I achieved:

  • Make a dentist appointment – I did managed to get an appointment but it’s not until the middle of December because they are really busy.
  • Upload the HTML and CSS tutorials I’ve been working on – Don’t forget, you can find them by click in the link titled “Learn to Code” at the top of the page.
  • Celebrate Tyrone’s birthday – We only went to Nando’s for food but it was still nice.

And now for the goals I failed at:

  • Replenish my wardrobe – I tried, but I only added two new items plus a pair of boots, and I was kind of hoping to buy more. I’m going to call this a failure.
  • Book a driving lesson – I chickened out. I was also shocked to find that automatic lessons cost more the manual lessons, so I was a bit annoyed.
  • See Spectre at the cinema – We decided the first week of the release would be hectic so we will probably go this week or the next.

Now my goals for November:

  • Book a driving lesson – and actually do it this month!
  • See Spectre at the cinema
  • Finish my Christmas shopping – yeah, you heard me right. I would like to have all my Christmas shopping complete by the end of November.
  • Book a doctors appointment – I could really do with another steroid injection before Christmas, but I will have to work out how I will fit it in around work considering I can’t walk for 48 hours afterwards. I might have to work from home or something.
  • Bake something – Baking Tyrone’s birthday cake reminded me how much I enjoy baking, and now I want to get back into it.

What are your goals for November?

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  1. I would love to bake something! I have a cupcake mix just sitting in the pantry, so I’m thinking about biting the bullet and making it! I can’t believe you’ve got a goal to finish your shopping! That is insane. For real.

    I really want to read two books in November! That is my main goal. I haven’t read a lot this year and I miss it so bad!

    • Holly

      I have a load of ingredients in my cupboard and I’d like to use them up before they go out of date!

      I know! I think I might have been quite optimistic when I decided to make that a goal.

  2. Why is an automatic lesson more expensive than manual? It should be easier to drive on automatic anyway. That’s crazy.
    I hope you’ll bake something πŸ™‚ If it’s a goal, you have to πŸ™‚

    • Holly

      I thought so too. Also, automatic lessons don’t qualify for a lot of the multi-buy packages that driving schools offer.

  3. Register for class, get a passing grade in Intermediate Algebra, and just enjoying Thanksgiving <3

  4. Nick wants to see Spectre too. I am not that keen but I will be joining him on that adventure.

    I have a driving lesson tomorrow! I booked my driving test for next week. Scared. πŸ™ Also, crazy that auto costs more than manual. I am not sure if it is the same here. But you can do it! Get started and it’ll be OK. πŸ™‚

    I actually need to go to the dentist too. D: My dentist was ill two months ago when I was due for a checkup. I make sure I go every six months actually. I am good about it! But I have no idea what the status is now.

    Hope you get more into baking this month! πŸ™‚ This month I just have a few presentations to work on. And I want to write more posts for my blog because I haven’t been writing much more than my usual segments/columns.

  5. I enjoyed Skyfall a lot, and want to see Spectre, too, but haven’t had the time to see it. You and me both have to get our driver’s licenses, you know? My next dentist appointment is in Jan. I’m due then for a check up πŸ™‚ You can achieve all of your goals! I just know it!~