Weekending: Blogger Plans Gone Wrong & November Goals

This weekend, I had every intention of heading outside and tromping around, camera in hand, with the goal of snapping pics and gathering suggestions for how to spend a perfect fall day in San Diego to share with you all.

However, what ended up happening was a little different, and can be summed up by the following bullet points:

-I went out on Friday with coworkers after a work scavenger hunt that snowballed into quite the evening in Little Italy.
-I struggled to be a human the majority of Saturday, as a result of previously mentioned Friday shenanigans.
-I dragged myself out to a bar for two hours on Halloween so my well-thought-out costume didn't go to waste.

Lumberjack and "sexy tree." Just your typical couples' costume.

-I took Mike to Marshalls and DSW for the first time on Sunday, watched "The Martian" in theatres (which was awesome, by the way!), caught some football, and started a new book.

As you can see, my weekend didn't exactly go according to plan, but when do they ever? There's always next weekend (or maybe not, since I'll be in Virginia for a wedding, but whatevs).

I did however, manage to start something I'm quite proud of: Day 1 of #NaNoWriMo. And no, I didn't just slam my head on the keyboard; #NaNoWriMo is a thing. More specifically, it's an abbreviation for National Novel Writing Month, which apparently is November!

While my goal of writing something meaningful (alright, I'll say it-- a novel) has been pretty private for a while, there's no time like the present to kick my butt into gear and hold myself accountable to this goal with the help of this community of supportive, wonderful writers. So, to put it out into the universe, my November goal is to write every day: it may be a paragraph, it may be a chapter, but I'll get it done!

If you have a similar goal of writing and haven't heard about the National Novel Writing Month community yet, I highly encourage you to check it out!

It's a brand new month and just as good a time as any to start pursuing a new goal or two. What are your goals for November?