Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Autumn Checklist

I had a summer checklist, mostly to keep myself accountable while my military husband was away on the shortest deployment ever (make no mistake, it was still a deployment--complete with angst, tears, and reintegration issues--and all that was ME!).

If you click on over, you'll see that my summer checklist remains unfinished. There are a few things that turned out to be too ambitious to complete. While I still believe in listmaking and goal-setting in general, sometimes if I get too specific with certain areas of my life, I feel nothing but failure when I do not succeed. This is why I am not blogging the 31 days in October, because my October calendar is already filling up at an alarming rate with my girls' show practices and performances. This is also why I'm not committing to NaNoWriMo 2012 until I have my follow-up ear surgery on the calendar.

All that to say, these are the things I would like to accomplish before December 21st, the day of the winter solstice.

  1. Get myself over to the Anchorage Museum. I have wanted to go since we first found out we were moving to Alaska, and it seems as if I'm the only one in my family who's interested. So I'll take myself there sometime.
  2. Complete the Fall Into Reading Challenge again this year. I have my list saved in drafts and it will pop up here at Fresh-Brewed Writer at the end of this week.
  3. Work with my friend Beth on the Wives of Faith Christmas Blog Carnival--I really need to have it set up before Thanksgiving. Preferably before Halloween, actually...
  4. Complete Christmas shopping by December 3rd so I can get the packages headed to the Lower 48 in the mail before the 10th.
Reasonable. Complete-able. Do-able.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I like your list, especially number 3!