Simplify and Prepare, Project 43 and the monthly projects in my Happiness Project … so many projects! In reality, they are all facets of the same project, guiding me to finish or give up old projects and move forward on the ones that are most important to me.
November’s main theme was Files & Finances. I continued on with the organizing of various files, paper and digital. I still have to work on the iTunes – I’m down to 20K tracks from 23K tracks and filing 200 a day, I should be done organizing that by the end of February. We still have to meet with the lawyer about the wills and create our emergency preparedness plan. I’ve created a bit of a yearly “schedule” to review and update all the files each year.
December’s main theme is “Health and Self-Care”. I don’t have much new this month other than starting to prepare for 2015’s theme of “Energy and Empowerment”. I’m continuing to try to keep up my step count and to work on flexibility.
In addition, my plans for the month include small items from other month’s topics, such as starting to redesign this blog a bit, some menu planning, organizing my iTunes, creating an emergency preparedness plan, and sorting out my jeans (I’ve assigned each clothing item a month and December is jeans).
A couple of these small items are the same as last month, but most of the big ones have been crossed off, and I have moved forward on all of them. It really is a great feeling to be able to cross off many items “for good”! As we come close to the end of the year, I’m finding more and more time each day to cook, read and knit. (Now to get myself out to WALK every day!) I’ve even begun revising the monthly items and preparing my plans for the 2015 version of the Happiness Project.
As usual, whatever doesn’t get done gets cycled back into the plan at a later date. I’ve crossed off a number of ongoing projects in the past month, and I look forward to getting more things organized and done as well as progressing in the longer-term projects.
When 2015 rolls around, I hope to have finished up most of my organizational projects in “Simplify and Prepare“. I will likely have a few unfinished tasks, but I know I’ve made great strides. My theme for 2015 will be “Energy and Empowerment”. I’m looking forward to tackling new challenges now that I’m so close to wrapping up so many loose ends that have been dragging me down.