It is April 2015 and I consider the new month an opportunity to practice new beginnings. I’m big on new beginnings or any opportunity to start anew. Each day is a chance to get it right. Each hour, each minute, each breath in fact is a chance to start anew. New beginnings are always filled with hope, positive good feelings, and the opportunity to get it right. I love that.
It is April 4th (just turned April 4th since it is 1:21 a.m. and I cannot sleep). I have not developed my 27Things list for April yet. I’m not sure exactly what I want to accomplish this month. There are things I would like to get started and things I would like to get started and finish too. I also have some carryover items from my March list. Hmmm…those are easy ones really. I do want to install Rosetta Stone on my computer and begin learning and practicing French. I think I have hesitated installing the software because then I will have to actually do the lessons. Ha! I want to learn French but it is hard work. However since I will be in Paris later this year, it is something I want to do. Perhaps I could commit to 3 hours of French language work each week and then I can decide how to spread that out … 1/2 hour 6 days a week, or 1 hour 3 days a week or whatever combination works. I do best with some level of committment with some flexibility built-in so it does not become a chore.
I also want to get my master closet organized. I did start the process in March but it was a very small start and for some reason it seems to be overwhelming me. I have a lovely large closet with good shelving and plenty of room. I know I would feel such satisfaction in completing that project. Perhaps I can break down the tasks into 3 or 4 chunks that will be more easily accomplished for this project to be completed.
My genealogy work is all over the place with no real organization on how I am doing my research. I’d like to focus on a specific family line and develop that for a specific period and then move to another line and rotate over the months so I don’t get stale on the research but there is some level of focus and a sense of completion to what I am working on. I also need to get deeper into some of the data bases and if I commit to 30 days on one line I am much more apt to do that.
I would like to complete a couple of gardening projects as it is spring and this is the perfect time to do some creative work in garden.
I would also like to develop a comprehensive listing of my dad’s revenues and expenses so that at a glance I can see where I am with his bill paying, etc. It would be nice to have a sense that I have that under control on his behalf.
There are a number of excursions I am interested in researching so that I can make an educated guess and or decision on what excursions would be good for the Mediterranean cruise. I don’t want the dollars to be the only factor in considering what I see at port!
I did say in my last post that I am rethinking how I develop my 27Things list. Perhaps I can identify things I definitely want to do even if it doesn’t total 27 items and I can add to that as the month goes by. I will think about that.