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November is my January. You can consider it my warm-up towards the real January happening in two months. And just like I have been setting goals for the longest time (you can actually read more about my creative goals), I have to admit that I’m kinda terrible making it to the finish line.

Elise has these great posts on why she sets goals and better yet, why she decides to #makeitpublicmakeithappen. It helps to be accountable with your plans so you get an extra push to actually accomplishing it within a set amount of time. She is very generous in sharing how she schedules her daily tasks and how she tackles her huge (successful) projects. Obviously, she has found the balance between time spent consuming vs. creating.

I have spent October consuming – learning, observing, planning, looking around. November is the time I will spend creating.

So let’s make this happen.

Aggietha_MakeitPublicMakeitHappenNovember

1. Finish the Abridged Version of Me Album.

DONE IS BETTER THAN PERFECT.
REPEAT.

I have attended a class way back from Cathy Zielske about doing an album all about myself and never really got around to doing it. I originally planned on accomplishing one when I turned 30 and now I’m 33 (See why I kinda suck am not good at following through?). I have gotten past the brain dump (listing all things that relate to me or I think is important in my life) and now I just need to take creative pictures of it (or them if they are people). I have set a deadline for myself to get this done (done is better than perfect) before crazy December starts.

 

2. Play along with 30 Days of Thankful.

November is the month of being grateful. When I did that #100DaysofHappy a few months ago, it reminded me that even the littlest things should make me grateful – things I normally take for granted. This year is a year of firsts for me, and I want to end it by just being grateful for everything – challenges, failures, trials, triumphs, celebrations.

Photo from Cathy Zielske

Photo from Cathy Zielske

You can play along with us by joining in the 30 Days of Thankful Facebook page. Follow Cathy Zielske too. She is a riot, honestly (and I’ve just decided to be as cool as her when I grow up!)

3. Hit 60k steps a week on the Fitbit.

Thank God for Fitbit. It has been my steadfast conscience reminding me to move more. I’m going to be doing challenges weekly until my friends get tired of it (and I’d still pester them to do it) until I get to do a full-break run. Promise.

4. Blog at least three times a week.

I’ve set up my editorial calendar and will be trying to wing this. I have decided to make my blog my accountability tool and yes, let’s just make this happen shall we?

5. Set up a workstation and dream board.

1. My desk. The iMac prettifies everything by default I know but everything else needs a better place. 2. My thingamajigs aka creative kalat. 3. My big corkboard which I don't refer to as much as I want to.

1. My desk. The iMac prettifies everything by default I know but everything else needs a better place. 2. My thingamajigs aka creative kalat. 3. My big corkboard which I don’t refer to as much as I want to.

My workstation pretty much looks like this (It’s not that pretty all the time). I want to make it more functional and replace my current side table with all my thingamajigs with proper shelves. My corkboard needs attention too.

So yeah, perfectly doable, right?

LET’S DO THIS.
GO AGGIE.

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