Three Things (on Thursday) is a weekly newsletter where I send things that make your life a little better, week after week. This comes in the form of three things to read (usually books or links to articles), two things that you should know, and one thing I’ve learned in recent weeks.
January, perpetually the longest month in existence, is over. And with that, on to February, and February goals! Here’s what I’m up to at the moment.
I read nine books in January! Two were while I was traveling and three were during the 24 in 48 readathon. I’m overall pretty pleased with my reading choices this month. All but one of those are books I acquired in the last few weeks, which is crazy (I spent a lot of money on books), and ironically the one I bought a few years ago was my least favorite. On to the books!
Hannah wrote a post about her gifts of January and I couldn’t help but be inspired to emulate her and write my own.
It’s a well established fact that I love reading challenges. I love the idea of getting myself to read outside my usual boundaries. Finishing reading challenges, however, is another story. I feel like my interest usually wanes a third of the way into the year, and then I forget about them entirely. That’s fine if it works for you, but I’m an enneagram 3 and I’m all about completing the goals. That’s why this year I’m going to focus on just one.
This year, I worked the Pasadena Half. My new job is at the company that produces the Los Angeles Marathon and the Pasadena Half, as well as a few other smaller races. It was certainly a different experience being on the other side of the race, seeing how it works behind the scenes.
What I’m looking forward to this month: Working my first big work event: a half marathon this weekend, attending book club for the first time in months, and a second official adventure day next weekend.
I went to an exhibit called NOTORIOUS RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Skirball Cultural Center this weekend. It was lovely. Here’s the museum’s description:…
In addition to monthly goals, I like to set quarterly goals to make sure I’m keeping myself on track. A few years ago I read a book called the 12 Week Year, which suggests dividing your year into 12 week chunks to better get things done. The idea is that you try to do less in less, more focused time. The original idea is that you take 12 weeks and then a week of resting. I prefer to do it in quarters, which is 3 months.
I broke down my 2019 goals into smaller chunks for this. These are the goals I’m hoping to accomplish through the end of March, at which point I’ll come up with new goals and start again!
As an enneagram 3, goal setting is my absolute + forever jam. I’ve been using the Cultivate What Matters Powersheets to help me set goals for a few years now. Here’s what I have for this year as goals for this year.