My single, most important goal today was to vote. I did just that and from start to finish, it was about a forty minute process. I went to the polls in the afternoon time to avoid the lines. Now the rest of the country and the world awaits the final results.

Civic duty, done and done.

Enough about this very long and expensive election, here are my goals for November.

  • Further elaborate on the purpose of blog and/or personal website, which includes the “About” section and transferring content to WordPress. I’m upgrading!
  • Buy a “real” aka professional camera with a price range of $150-$250. Word on the street is that you cannot go wrong with a Nikon or Canon. I am banking on a few, good holiday deals this season.
  • Create and maintain monthly budget for work related expenses. I need to work on my non-existent accounting skills.
  • Explore another social media account, either Tumblr (hence the camera purchase) or Pinterest.
  • Utilize LinkedIn Premium account and enhance summary and experience, with specialties and computer software applications, etc.
I have four as of right now, even though I thought I would have three. I probably will add one or two more. Once December rolls around, my motivation may well be weather dependent. It’s a rather biting cold temperature today and it does not help that my niece and nephew got my sick. I saw it coming. I didn’t even venture out last night but the rest of my week is busy. I might as well rest up and stay healthy.
Let’s review the progress I made on my October goals:
  • Purchased my own domain name to make enhance my credibility and casually tell people to “visit my website”.   Completed but I haven’t told anyone. 1 point. 
  • Updated my LinkedIn profile with action verbs, a jazzy introduction and new recommendations. Semi-completed. Half point. I received a recommendation and several endorsements. I still have settled on a fabulous introduction. See November goals.
  • Finished at least one business school application. Half point. I actually decided to remove a school from my list because I realize it does entirely fit me. Basically, I found better schools which helps me generate a more targeted list. 
  • Completed 40 blog posts (long term goal is celebrate #100 by year’s end!) Completed. 1 point. I am going to stress quality over quantity. 100 entries is definitely not happening. 
  • Joined a professional organization. Hmm.. I went back and forth on this one. I think I need more time to determine which organization is best but I have considered joining a Meetup group. I won’t count this one, for now. 
And there you have it. Three points out of four is not too bad, especially since I was traveling for most of October. Here’s to more goals and more opportunities!