Saturday, January 2, 2010
I added a project list to the blog sidebar of potential projects for 2010. I'm a listmaker (no kidding, Bonnie) and it works for me. I tend to make audacious lists and endeavor to accomplish as many as possible, knowing I won't get to them all, and that's OK. Invariably something that seems critical on a Monday resolves itself or priorities shift by Thursday, or I simply decide it's not as important as I thought it was. Big lists that have a few things not crossed off work for me.
So, as of today here are some projects I'd like to focus on in 2010.
~~Finish 1 knitting project - I've signed up for a class next weekend and I'm excited to finally learn to knit. I have no idea what I want to do with this awesome new skill, but I think it'll be fun to have that creative outlet.
~~Learn All Songs in my current Piano Book - I've piddled at the piano for years and have a great book that I'd like to master. It's quite embarrassing because it looks like 6 year olds on the front cover, but it's advanced enough for me that I will need to really work at most of the songs. They're beautiful classical pieces.
~~Participate in the 52 of 52 Mom-in-the-Photo Project - I wrote about this project here
~~Successfully Complete 12 No-Spend Weeks - This is a popular activity for a lot of families that I know of. The goal is to not spend discretionarily for a period of time in order to prioritize on what is important. Some families do this for a month. I've decided to do one week/month this year.
~~Refurbish 1 Piece of Furniture - I'd really like to learn to do this. Take an old beat-up discarded table or chair and turn it into something beautiful and functional. I have an idea for Brennan's room. I'm a sucker for a before-and-after! Just need to wait until it warms up a little to be able to work in the garage - and need the right piece of furniture.
~~Run a 5K - I would love to be a runner but I'm just not sure I'm cut out for it. I think other activities like the elliptical or spinning work better for me. But, I'd love to be able to run 3.1 miles - not marathons, half-marathons or 10K's like many friends do. Just a 5K. Surely I can pull that off.
~~Go to England - We are considering it for 2010. We have a lot of plans that are up in the air at this point so this might not be the year, but we're seriously considering it.
~~Lose 77 Pounds - I've written about it here. This I'm putting a ton of energy into. I've got some great resources, friends, and family support for this one. Wish me luck :)
~~Successfully Transition to a Stay-at-Home Mom - In a couple of months I'll no longer be working and it's a really strange thought! But I'm looking forward to being able to focus a lot more energy on the boys, David, the house, my health, and all these projects listed above!
I'm really looking forward to a fun, healthy, creative, and project-filled 2010!