Sunday, January 1, 2012
Of course, that makes it sound like there's only one right answer out there for whatever is bothering me or needs fixin'. But that's not the case.
Goals, old and new
As part of my new year festivities, I decided to take a look back at the goals I've set for myself over the years and evaluated the success I've achieved. Overall, I did well. Things got crossed off, tossed, improved and, sadly, completely abandoned after I decided I'd completed it.
And for some stuff, that's okay. For other goals, however, you need to pay some attention to them or they won't survive, or grow into something biggah and bettah.
Too many plates, not enough cutlery
Although you can probably tell from my utter lack of blog posts, I must admit that the latter half of 2011 had me spinning too many plates at once. Personally and professionally. Yes, I'd taken care to not sign up for too much, or agree to do things I had no interest in doing, but life, like a cat, isn't always content sleeping in a sunbeam. Sometimes stuff happens that we have to find a way to work around.
Time is another four letter word
And the huge workaround for me is time management (says the woman writing this post at an ungodly hour on New Year's Day). My ability to do five million things at the speed of light has abandoned me, along with the unfortunate hair colour choices I made back in the '80s. And that's OK. There are plenty of other people out there who can take on that challenge, whether they're armed with a case of Red Bull or not.
What I can do, however, is take a good look at my schedule and ensure that I get some time in for things that I truly enjoy. Good times with family, friends and the kitten of mass destruction. Reading. Really bad TV. And maybe, just maybe, that endorphin rush I used to get while doing that dreaded thing called exercise.
Why the sudden navel gazing and sense of dissatisfaction? 'Tis the season. ;)
A new reality
A new year, to a lot of people, means a new start. For me, I'd like to look at it as a new reality.
Maybe relying on a Magic 8 ball to make my decisions isn't the best way to approach things. Go figure.
So my plan is to land here once in a while to share ideas and make note of my progress. Where this will all lead, who knows, but I hope to have fun along the way. And I hope you will too.
May 2012 be a blast for us all!