Thursday, January 01, 2009


That is my resolution for this year: Organization.
I truly need to get myself organized.
From my head, to my finances, to my books (and by books I mean fictional texts scattered throughout my house), I need to get it together.
(Doing laundry on New Year's Eve was my prelude to issuing this statement and having my resolution take effect.)
I'm purposely taking a semester off from classes for this primary reason.
And if people don't like this rationale, I throw this at them:
I have a son graduating from high school in June and a daughter from college in May.
So, I plan on being organized (and have the house cleaned) by the time these months come around -- and I want to have a good time!
In addition to that, I want to organize my reading.
And I promise to work on my thesis during this time off.
At least I hope to.
(Pinky swear!)
Two things I'm already doing that will help me get organized:

1) I've joined NaBloPoMo where I've pledged to post every day for the month.
Oddly enough, the theme is "Change," which I think is synonymous with "Organization."
You see where this is going, right?
How will this keep me organized? It will help focus my thoughts.
I hope.

2) I've joined the Ravelry group "Hat of the Month." This, my friends, is not a chore, but a way to use up some of the stash in my closet. The patterns are provided, there are options for different hats, and it looks like it will be fun. I haven't introduced myself to the group yet, but I will, and you should consider joining too!

So there you have it, my New Year's Resolution - Organization.
Have you made any?

1 comment:

ConcernedCitizen said...

"Organization" What a great resolution! In fact, it is very similar to mine. I started a few days after Christmas going through files and shredding old documents I no longer needed, such as receipts, Jury Duty Summons', etc. During that same period of time, I gathered about 15 books that I have no intent on reading anytime soon and donated them to the Base thrift shop. This coming weekend, I'll be going through my closet and literally trying on every piece of clothing and checking for "style". If it doesn't fit or is outdated, OUT it goes to the local Goodwill. In addition to organizing my "stuff", I'm taking a harder look at my finances. I paid off a credit card and a loan ahead of schedule in 2008. The additional cash flow is now being put towards another credit card. I am hoping to be $10,000 less in debt by the end of 2009. That's it! It is going to be an interesting year!