Monday, January 4, 2010

A New Year

For someone that hates change as much as I do, I get surprisingly chipper at the beginning of the New Year. It's a time for change, for goals, and lists! Lots and lots of lists. I absolutely adore lists. Generally I can come up with my own reasons for making a list but there is something about the beginning of a new year that brings out an insane desire to make a list, or two, or ten.

I spent the weekend getting my new day planner situated. I never leave home without it and have it within arms reach at pretty much any time. I'm pretty picky about dayplanners and I am one of those people that are difficult to buy one for so I always buy my own and then someone else gives it to me for Christmas. I know, pathetic but it works for

I spent today getting all of my work things together and everything scheduled for the month. Since I am only working for two companies right now and one of them has monthly and bi monthly projects I can schedule everything right now at the beginning of the month. My other company is a weekly company but it's pretty easy to figure out what I am doing for up to three weeks in advance. I don't know why I didn't try doing this before. In the past I had always scheduled by the week and now I can't figure out why. This is so nice to look at my calendar and at a glance I can figure out what I am doing and can schedule anything else in between work. A friend of mine called today so we could get together for lunch sometime in the next couple weeks with a couple other friends. I was able to look at the calendar and tell her what days I had open without having to do anything. Simple. I like simple.

In fact, I have decided that I want this year to be the year of simple. Last year at this time I was working on 5 different projects, dealing with household issues, and the boys were doing Boy Scouts which kept my calendar pretty full on the weekends and sometimes even during the week. This year I think we are going to try for relaxed and low key. I am looking into adding a couple more temporary projects in which to fulfill other goals I am looking at, but I think for the most part I will keep it simple.


Andi said...

Hey Rabbit! I am a list-maker, too! And don't get me started on the datebooks. A datebook has to be 'just-so' for me to buy it . . . and usually there's one little minor detail that I don't care for, but I learn to live with it. This year, I thought I'd never find the DayRunner refill that I've been using for the last, oh, 15 years!
This year has started with me being less than motivated. Maybe it's this stupid cold!!
BTW, thanks for your comment on my blog. I will email you.

Happy New Year!

Andi said...

Still gonna email you, Rabbit! I'm doing an over-night petsit this week, and computer time is limited.
Have a great week!

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