Yesterday, I basically turned into the New Year’s Resolution version of this crazy lady:
I have to admit, I got rather ambitious with my forty point list. But I’m confident that we can do this. Like I said, having a plan makes this completely manageable. So I
got out a calculator did the math, and to accomplish 40 things in 12 months I have to conquer 3.33 of them per month. Except I don’t know how you conquer a third of something and so many of the things on this list aren’t one-and-done to-dos.
So, that means figuring out what can be checked off in a month and what has to be done a little at a time over the next 361 days.
Here a few things that I feel can be accomplished this month:
- get a day job
- get up and get moving: no more sleeping in during the week
- these two pretty much go hand and hand
- touch up paint in the kitchen
- find local primary care doctor, OBGYN, dentist
- get rid of the old: clothing donations to Goodwill
- make a plan
- set monthly goals
- get back to daily to-do lists
- read two books
For January, I’m trying to build up confidence and momentum, so I stuck with the quick check items—one of which has already been half completed. (I spent Monday going through my closet and have a pretty sizable donation that’s headed straight to Goodwill on Friday!)
As far as a plan is concerned, that is the big goal for this month and I think we’re getting there. I’m sure that as soon as my Emily Ley Paper Simplified Planner shows up in the mail we’ll be cooking with gas!
The other BIG thing about January 2012 is that next Monday (01.09.2011) I will officially be relocating BEST. That’s right, we’ll be saying thank you to tumblr for a fantastic 1+ year, waving goodbye, and showing up over on Blogger. I love tumblr and have been very happy with every day spent writing here. But a writer/blogger’s true yardstick for measuring success is comments, and that just isn’t a part of tumblr’s interface. I assume because it’s really intended to be used in a similar, albeit less organized, manner as Pinterest. And although I do get some great feedback through Facebook comments and tumblr reblogs, I need more. I need comments directly tied to my posts and I need reader statistics. I need to be able to conduct surveys. I need the tools to measure and adjust. And baby, Blogger’s got what I need!
So there you have it. 2012: Phase One!
Onward and upward, folks. Gotta find that sweet spot and build my own upswing!
And just for good measure, this is what my world looks like these days.