Well, hello there! How are you?
Sorry to have been away for so long. Christmas was great and we had a great New Year’s Eve with friends. My 2012 began with a 7 year old sobbing my arms “I’m going to MISS 2011!! There are too many good memories.”
Santa brought me a new iMac and I spend much of last week getting that set up and my office cleaned out. It was one of the few rooms passed over in the great purge of 2011.
I took about an hour last Tuesday and completed this worksheet from Susannah Conway (Hat Tip to Jennifer Louden for the link on Facebook) I found it provided a valuable perspective on 2011 and allowed me to plan for 2012. My word is commitment.
I have make three commitments to myself for 2012.
- I will lose ten pounds.
- I will build a writing practice (that will ultimately lead to a book). I did a good job in 2011 posting here regularly and I have several snippets of books in play. It is time to commit the time to finish the first drafts so there is something to edit.
- I will find a financial planner and get our retirement funds in order.
One week in I’ve made some progress. I’ve signed up for Sparks People, downloaded the app to my phone and started tracking my intake and exercise. tracking what I ate worked before, it is time to commit and do it again. I’ve also sent inquiries to a few people looking for recommendations for a fee-for-service financial planner. I don’t have a lot of leads yet, but it’s a start.
Today, I’m starting to build my writing practice. I’m trying to carve out the mornings for writing and afternoon for life management activities. Everyone knows that a mom’s life is not her own from 3pm until 8pm weeknights. It’s going to take some work on my part to put my writing first, but it is important to me so it’s time to make it happen.
That’s what’s new from here.
What are you plans for 2012?