2012 has not been a very productive year. I feel like I've been back pedaling all the way. My father's illness and death set me back financially (FOUR unplanned and unbudgeted trips) and emotionally more than I could count.
But 2013 is just around the corner. I always try to come up with a motto for what I want the new year to bring. And my totally corny, highly ambitious motto for what I want to do?????
Be a Lean, Mean, Counter-of-Bean, Queen-of-Clean, Getting-Things-Done Machine in 2013!
Lean: Yep. Lots of stuff to purge. A little body fat, lots of excess clutter. Less is more.
Mean: I'm not talking mean in the hateful way. Mean as in disciplined. I've given myself way too much slack in 2012 - some of it was needed to help me get through the bad months, but it's time to get back on track.
Counter-of-Bean: Whew! The finances have really been the last thing on my mind. I honestly have no idea where things stand on this front.
Queen-of-Clean: Another area things have fallen by the wayside. Things have improved just trying to get ready for the holidays, but there is always more to be done.
Getting-Things-Done: Over the year, I developed a great deal of apathy whether things actually were finished or not. Deadlines didn't even matter. But it's time to get back to making lists and marking stuff off!
If you're reading this, thanks for sticking around while I festered in my funk. But 2013 will be a turn-around year. I can just feel it! Hope you'll hang out while I post the progress.
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