Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I can go to any one of the locations listed between Oct 20 - 31 and vote!
Don't judge me and I won't judge you :)
Disclaimer: I will probably judge you anway, but I'll do it behind your back instead of to your face.
Monday, October 13, 2008
I use Google Reader (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Reader) to keep up with many, many blogs. A lot of them I just can't keep up with. This morning I was trying to get caught up on them, and came across this one:
It's a website mainly for students. I'm a part time student, but I think this kind of blog is good for everyone.
Basically it says I need to not sign up for so many projects and events. I agree because I have almost every weekend for the next month booked solid.
*I am taking Calculus II online (thank God it's only one class this semester). I have an Exam this weekend. I need to study at least 2 hours every day.
*I have a contract job that will take between 20 - 30 hours per week, depending on when I can squeeze it into my schedule. I need to work on it every day.
*Chris' birthday is this week, and his party this weekend. I still need to get his gifts together.
*I'm helping host the HRD Awards Ceremony this weekend.
*We're going to San Antonio the next weekend to watch the Bosses play.
*We're going to Seattle for WFTDA Nationals in November.
I want to reduce the amount of stress and feelings of being a loser because I just can't get it all done. I am in a book club, that only meets once a month... that is great. That is doable. Everything else seems to need RIGHT NOW all the time!
I want to join NaNoWriMo in November. I want to finish all the contract jobs so I will have more money to put towards buying a house next year. I want to start a craft club (once a month maybe?? I'd love more but don't think I can force it in). I want to spend more time with my family, my friends, my pets, and my boyfriend (not in that order).
I'm going to re-read that blog and try to give myself some breathing room in the next month, and hopefully next year I'll have a much better schedule.
You know how you think of good ideas for new products all the time... and think if I only had a little more time, a little more money, and a little more knowledge about the product I could really make it and sell it! Yeah! Love those idea. But guess what? I never get to actually move forward with any of my 'new product' idea.
But during the month of November I have every thing I need to really get the ball rolling on the 'new book' idea that I've been tossing around for years. The NaNoWriMo community and site is like having a personal trainer pushing me to write and not be critical and just enjoy the opportunity.
I'm on it. I am going to really try this year, and not let anything get in my way.
NaNoWriMo, here I come!