I’m not really sure what I intend to say in this blog post. I suppose it’s just another Thursday Random Raving of sorts.
So much is happening and not happening right now that it’s enough to make me scream. I’m in that uncomfortable transitional spot. I’m not a fan. Traveling Europe is done and I’m back on Canadian soil. It feels good to be back but also sad because now I have to deal with real life stuff which isn’t nearly as much fun. I’m staying with family until I can figure stuff out (I say I but I mean we because it’s Brandon and I, but whatever) and get back on my feet. So basically I feel homeless and aimless blah, blah, blah.
I’m trying to create a little calm amongst the chaos that is my life. I was all business-like today and bought myself a pad of lined paper, a pen (okay, it’s a multi-coloured pen. No I refuse to grow up) and a vanilla latte and began one of my famous lists.
I wrote down everything I wanted to accomplish over the next few weeks and began scheduling tasks to work on each day. I enjoy this process much more than I should, I’m sure. Then, because lists are fun, I broke it all down further by subject.
Exhibit A: My To Do Writing List
That’s about as far as I got before the latte ran dry and I had to shuffle off to run an errand. I’m not finished and my mind still feels jumbled, but it’s a start. The point is that it’s especially important for me right now to set up some goals to work towards. And by goals I don’t mean vague get published goals, I mean tangible/measurable goals like send out x number of query letters a week or write x number of blog posts. You get the drift.
I need to find my accountability groove. Right now I answer to no one. No one expects anything of me (for the most part) and all my deadlines are self imposed. I’m easily the best – or worst – boss for letting myself off the hook. That needs to stop if I’m going to make any serious strides.
In a similar vein of thinking, I’ve been following Wil Wheaton’s blog and reading about how he decided to reboot his life (go read his stuff here). His posts speak to me and I’ve thought about doing my own reboot.
Side note: I can’t say reboot without thinking of the TV series Reboot. Theme below for your enjoyment.
Anyway….perhaps if I set public goals I can ensure some form of accountability because, you know, my self accountability sucks.
Ultimately I have loads to think about and my brain isn’t all that happy with me. It just wants to read or curl up under a blanket and sleep.
Something like this….
Actually, I think I’ll end here because sometimes pictures are worth a thousand words.