I am a huge list maker. Ask my family. They find lists everywhere around the house. Oftentimes, I make lists of my lists, rewriting them several times. Some people (mostly my family) would say I'm obsessed with lists. Daily to-do lists, grocery lists, monthly birthday lists, lists of things coming up that I need to pay for, vacation packing lists, birthday wish lists...the list(s) goes on...
But lists are a good thing, right? For me, they help me organize my thoughts and see at a glance everything I have to do instead of try to keep track of it in my mind. And at 40, my mind just isn't as sharp as it used to be. You know how a knife gets dull after so much use? That's how my mind is. The years of clutter have made my mind-blade dull. And lists help to sharpen it. That, and computer word games.
I have a Franklin planner that I use for my daily lists. LOVE that thing. In fact, misplacing it drives me into a panic. But I still find myself copying lists from my Franklin onto blank sheets of paper. Can't explain it - it just works for me. Hey, normal is way overrated.
Anyway, I thought I would post my monthly goal list here, to give me accountability, and because I'm just in a list-making mood.
Feel free to post your monthly goals in the comments. We can help keep each other on track.
1. Finish (or almost finish) editing Mind over Madi.
2. Submit a batch of greeting cards to Blue Mountain Arts.
3. Write an article for Guideposts.
4. Submit 3 stories to paying markets.
5. Read two books.
6. Enjoy myself at our week-long family vacation at the cottage instead of stressing about work.
Will I accomplish my goals? Stay tuned...
Now I'm off to make a list for the things I need to buy for my daughter's luau party... Then the things I need to pack for the cottage... Then what stories I want to submit this month...then ...