The Year of Finishing Things

2013 Resolution: Finish

Well, would you look at that? As it turns out, January is almost over. The three of us have spent, oh, ALL OF IT battling That Thing That’s Been Going Around, and it’s only been in the last two days that I’ve really, REALLY started to feel like my normal self again, which is to say busy and neurotic and list-happy. The Christmas tree is down as of yesterday, and January is finally getting started… now that it’s about to end.

I don’t usually think much about making New Year’s resolutions — too gimmicky, maybe? Nevertheless, it’s hard not to think about making changes when the new year rolls around, especially when everyone else is doing it and talking about it all over the dang Internet.

So this year, I’m trying something new. Instead of focusing on specific goals (and I have goals — LOTS of goals — to be sure), this year I’m choosing to work on the one aspect of my life that usually prevents me from being able to achieve most of my important goals. There are more works-in-progress in my craft room than I’d like to admit, an overwhelming number of unfinished blog posts in my drafts folder, and my to-do list seems to grow without any prospect of ever getting shorter. Setting goals isn’t a problem for me; it’s following through.

Therefore, I declare 2013 the Year in Which I Actually Finish What I Start.

I’m already finding it challenging. It requires me to slow down, focus, and really think about how to manage my time and resources. Lists and notes will be more important than ever, but in a more functional, less neurotic sort of way. (No, really.)

So there it is! Let’s hope it leads somewhere great.

What about you? Have you made resolutions, goals, or focus areas for this year?