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Friday, January 7

Welcome to 2011!

A new year?  Crazy, I say!  Where did last year go?  I feel like I can't keep up with how fast time is going.  I feel like there are way too many things to do and so little time.  Don't we all feel that way?  Why, why is it like this?  Is it just because we are getting older, is it because I have too many ideas and things I was to do and then, because my mind gets on overload, I end up getting nothing done?  Or is it because I am a bad planner?  Okay, it's probably all of these things!

So, do I make a resolution to get more organized or resolve to get more focused?  Hmmmm.... let me think about that for oh... did I tell you I am a procrastinator?  Ugh!  Yep, that's me!  I think I need to focus on planning and doing instead of thinking about doing it and pondering how, when and why!

I have spent the last few days browsing the web and trying to find a system that would work for me.  I have found nothing earth shattering.  I think I just need to get my day planner out and schedule things.  I also need to step away from the computer more often.  But, I'm addicted.  I admit it!  argh!  This is going to be rough.  Very rough!

I have a couple more weeks before my classes start and I am eager to get things done.  I have started getting my studio area more organized and have decided to get rid of the supplies I just won't use anymore.  I have to do this.  I am overwhelmed with stuff.  My whole house is filled with stuff.  After my divorce and having to deal with all the material items we owned, it is time to purge.  To donate, sell and just throw away.  I have started to do that and it feels amazing.  So freeing.

My list of things I want to achieve in the new year are overwhelming.  Some of the items rolling around my head are:
  • expand my creative business
  • keep my full-time schedule of classes in school
  • get our house ready to sell in about a year which entails painting, repairing, purging things
  • ride my bike more this year (last year the weather made it difficult along with my silly illnesses)
  • spend more time playing in the kitchen
What are your plans for this fresh new year?  Do you have a great system that keeps you organized?  Do you make resolutions?  How about an accountibility buddy?  Does that help?

I do know that baby steps are the way to go.  Start small and don't overwhelm yourself... 

So, what are you waiting for?  Let's get started and do it!!!!

have an amazing day and make it an incredible new year!

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