This November will be different than the last two since I returned to playing. In both 2011 and 2012 I (more or less) took the better part of a month off. In 2011 it was December. Last year it was November. Granted, in both of those months I had some activity, but it was minimal compared with how much I had been playing.
My intent with the time off both years was to give myself a bit of a break and to spend more time studying with the intention of solidifying the results of the prior year.
This year I have no intention of taking a month off. In fact, I might look to play a bit more.
With that in mind, I give you the plan for November, and it's the simplest plan to date:
Yep, that's it. Have fun. Read what I want to read, study what I want to study, and just enjoy myself.
I think that the monthly plans I have devised, while they had a good intent behind them, haven't served me all that well. If for no other reason than I typically do what I want to do and ignore the things I don't want to do.
So this month I'm just opening the floodgates. Let's just kick back and have ourselves a good time.
I do want to reach my goal of 1800 by years end. It's well within reach since I'm essentially one OK result away (just hit a new peak of 1786) so I just need to focus on being consistent with my results and I should make it.
If I do, then I'll work on the next goal. If I don't then I'll work on a new timeline for this one.
So with that in mind, I'm ready to get this month started!