I really like those moments where I sit down with a hot beverage and my notebook and pen. I write down all the things that need to happen including errands, chores, homework, crafts, all the want tos and the need tos. I write down everything that is swimming in my brain and clogging up the process.
Then I forget about it for a day or so. I return to the list with a fresh mind and perspective and review it. Things get crossed off, reorganized, re-prioritized, and refigured. And then I move on to things that are a bit more fun.
Like coffee and a good book.
And two crazy dogs.
And breaking out the big camera for a bit instead of using the camera phone.
Because they are so much cuter when they aren't grainy.
I've realized over the last two years that I waaay over think things. Not just some things but every thing. And while this keeps me rational, logical, and from going off the deep end, it also holds me back a bit. Last fall I knew that 2011 would be the year to get me ready to make the calculated moves I had been planning to make forever.
But already the year has exceeded my expectations. There has been no settling into a rhythm. There has been no routine. No schedule. The plan has effectively been tossed, shredded, and flushed. A new plan is in the works. It's bigger and better than I ever planned before.
And I love that without the first plan, the second plan isn't possible.
So here's to progress. One step at a time.