Here’s to 2014
When I said “I’ll be in and out” until the new year, what I apparently meant was “you’ll not hear from me for weeks!” I haven’t spent that time doing anything exciting–just normal life stuff, which for me is great. Mikey has two reports due when he gets back to school: a Christmas Traditions report and another book report (he has a book report every month). Mainly I’ve been doing my Duty as a Mom by nagging him constantly. I’ve also been going on my daily walks. If I go on my walk today and tomorrow, I will have walked all 365 days of 2013! That would give my 2013 Project 365 a success rate of 33%. I’ll take it!
Of course I’m doing something in 2014. I function best with goals and lists. I’m a born employee or military girl or hamburger flipper. In high school they had us take those career personality tests and I scored extremely high for military/government employee. I’m a yes-girl! To put a finer point on it, I’m an ISTJ. Tell me what to do, and I’ll do it to the best of my ability. Now, at the age of 41, I’m okay with this part of who I am. Not everyone is an entrepreneur ready to revolutionize how we…I don’t know, eat waffles.
Check this out:
Because of this need for order, [ISTJs] tend to do better in learning and work environments that have clearly defined schedules, clear-cut assignments and a strong focus on the task at hand. When learning new things, ISTJs do best when the material is something they view as useful with real-world applications. Concrete, factual information appeals to ISTJs, while theoretical and abstract information has little value unless they can see some type of practical use for it. While they may exert tremendous energy into projects they see as valuable, they will avoid wasting time and energy on things that they view as useless or unpractical.
ISTJs are both responsible and realistic. They take a logical approach to achieving goals and completing projects and are able to work at a steady pace toward accomplishing these tasks. –source
That makes me sounds like I’m the anti-Chevron, but I promise I can be fun! ish!
And to prove it I’m going to do 365 Days of The William Morris Project next year. Mainly the year will be about no longer procrastinating, cleaning and organizing on a small scale, and getting rid of the stuff (people, things, habits) that aren’t useful or beautiful.
I could probably sell it better.
I will, once the boys are back in school and I can write without the Minecraft soundtrack in the background. Did you know on Youtube there are kids who remake the hottest pop music videos using Minecraft? Ask me how I know this to be true.
Basically, though two months ago I swore the opposite would happen, this blog is staying the same. Everything I blogged about before I will continue to blog about, with perhaps less emphasis on the boys. There will be more posts about little projects I do but never talk about, mainly because those little posts–much like those pictures of my feet last year–motivate me to do more. If I have something to blog about on the weekend I will, but I won’t clutter up your feeds just so I can say I blogged for 365 days. It’s boring and disingenuous. Plus, it kind of goes against the whole useful/beautiful concept that is the center of the next 365 days.
It’s impossible for me to stick to one topic or project without losing the will to live, but I do want this to be of some benefit to someone…somewhere…otherwise I should just buy a Hello Kitty journal and scribble to my heart’s content like I did in 4th grade. I know my posts are the opposite of organized when it comes to categories and tags, and this year I vow to be a more conscientious blogger. I’ll tag the posts (kitchen, bedroom, clutter, etc.), create categories, and hope to include in each post a link to an explanation post for new visitors during the year. This was the #1 constructive criticism/polite request I received last year, and I promise to do better!
That’s all I have for now. I have to go on my walk and the boys have a Toys R Us gift certificate burning a hole in their skinny jeans, which Nico complained about while I was writing this post. He said the pockets are no good for holding things like cars, dinosaurs, BeyBlades, guns, and paper airplanes. He can still air guitar, so they aren’t completely worthless.