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Organizing Thoughts for a New Year....

2012... a new year!  The year is fresh, new, like a blank sheet of beautiful paper, just awaiting my thoughts and dreams to be penned in ink....

What will I make of it????

It's a lot to ponder.  And I have yet to devote enough time to organize my thoughts about my goals for the year, much less come up with a "word" for the year.....

(I wonder to myself.....does this make me a slacker in the blogosphere?  Truth be told, I know it probably just makes me "normal".....and I do have a couple of words in mind at this point.)

But, I am working on it.  Today, I have three items spread out on the desk before me - my DayPlanner, a spiral to record my goals (personal and business for the year), and a grocery list.  For the last little bit, I have been bouncing back and forth, writing down things as I think of them.  (Grocery list is winning at the moment!)  My brain is a jumble of thoughts and ideas, but I'm working on sorting them out and compartmentalizing them.  Writing things down helps me to see more clearly - I am truly a "list maker"!

As you move forward with the new year, how do you proceed?  How do you translate lists and goals into accomplishments?  How do you control your life without it controlling you????  (I figure that is the million-dollar question!)

Wishing you the best and blessings in 2012!!!


  1. I have no idea. I had a list of things to do this week and after day one was hopelessly behind! The computer draws me in! I guess that needs to be a goal is to stay off the computer while Jemma is at school! I swear I have ADD. I start one thing and then remember something and go do it. Then I remember that I was doing something else and go back, but will get sidetracked on the way! I guess TIME MANAGEMENT needs to by my word! Ha! For a grocery list though, I do use and it is awesome. You pick the store you shop at and what type of menu you want - regular, weight watchers, low carb... it plans out 7 meals for you with a shopping list using items on sale that week! I love it!

  2. I think TIME MANAGEMENT is two words! LOL. But, I like the idea....and probably need to take notes. I am totally the same way!

  3. I have yet to get myself to the planning stage for 2012 :)

  4. Happy New Year to you, Janie.



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