Thursday, January 2, 2014

Well, heck, it's January 2014

2013 absolutely flew by.  And the past three months - or, really, the past 6-8 months - have been somewhat grueling, emotionally. So I am more than happy to start a "new year", even though I know it's just a change in the date.

I don't really make New Year's resolutions, but I do tend to look ahead and think "what would I like to accomplish in the next 12 months?".  Of course I have a long list of things I have put off doing which I'd really like to get done this year. But since I am not an "island unto myself", and I have children/pets/a husband, I refuse to put too much pressure on myself to Get All The Things Done That I Should Have Done days or months or years ago.  I know even if I lived alone and was not married and did not have children or pets, I would still be putting pressure on myself to do this-or-that - and for what?  Going around with a brain full of pressure and I-shoulds and I-musts is largely unproductive, I think.  It just puts so much stress on the brain that all I feel able to do is, well, sit down and think about everything I should be doing.

One thing I would like to do, though, is make writing a regular part of my weekly schedule. I announced publicly (on Facebook, which for me is somewhat similar to announcing it over the intercom at the local grocery store) that in 2014 I wanted to write more.  Of course, I didn't say what I would be writing...so I guess I could be sneaky and clever and just write some neatly-worded to-do lists every day, or put out some pithy and rich Tweets or something.  But, I am aiming to do more/better than that.  I joined up with "NaBloPoMo" for January, which stands for "National Blog Post Month".  Technically this is a November activity but it actually happens every month. It means I am supposed to put up a blog post every day in January.  Obviously, since it is now January 2, I am already a day late.  Oh well! Whether or not I like it, sometimes my efforts to write more this year will just have to take second-place to responsibilities like laundry and grocery shopping (and today, shoveling the driveway possibly). Such is life!

Later,
Jen

5 comments:

Lynda Lippin said...

You may be a day late, but at least you wrote! I also joined NaBloPoMo to kick my blogging butt in gear.

http://pilatesandreiki.com/should-you-join-a-youtube-network/

Linda Stewart said...

I recommitted to blogging with the November NaBloPoMo and now heading into the third month. Life has a way of getting in the way of what we would like to be the important stuff … like blogging, reading or hanging out with friends. Do what you can and don't worry about the rest. I found if I gave myself the guilts over not posting I was less inclined to have another go the next day.

Helen Keyes said...

I make goals for three next months. It will be more able to accomplish than making plans throughout a year.

My Website | Tefl courses in London England

شركة ركن المثالية said...

شركة تنظيف خزانات بالاحساء

انجين محمد said...

شركة مكافحة الصراصير بالاحساء
الصراصير تعد مكافحتها والسيطرة عليها أمر مستحيل لأنها تتكاثر بسرعة فائقة لذا ننصح بشركة مكافحة صراصير بالإحساء لأن ربة المنزل تعاني منها في المنزل فتحاول بكل الطرق التخلص منها لتحافظ على نظافة بيتها وخلوه من الجراثيم والميكروبات ولتحافظ أيضاً على نظافته العامة ورونقه ومن ضمن تلك الحشرات المؤذية الصراصير إذ تلوثت الأطعمة المكشوفة ليلاً بفضلاتها وما يعلق على جسدها من ملوثات فتنتقل الأمراض ولصعوبة ذلك علي أصحاب المنزل دائما ما تسعى إلى الاتصال بشركة مكافحة صراصير بالإحساء لتقوم بعملية رش وإبادة الصراصير بكل أنواعها و القضاء عليها نهائيا باستخدام رش المنزل بالكامل بالمبيدات اللازمة ليصبح البيت نظيفاً وجميلاً وخالي من الصراصير.