Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Is it really a blog if I have not posted since June 09?

Christie and Kristi- this blog's for you...
Ok- I am going to try to be better at this. I can't make any promises but I will try to do better than one post every 8 months.

Christie- I loved what you had to say about discovering your passion. I have too many and I need to figure out what I am passionate about and what things are just distractions from my passions.

What do I like:
  • scrapbooking
  • stamping
  • antiques/decorating
  • crazy quilts
  • fabric crafting
  • fishing
  • reading/writing
What am I gifted at:
  • organization
  • administration
  • thinking outside the box
  • listening/encouraging
  • putting colors/patterns together
  • optimism
What are my short-comings:
  • no dedicated spiritual quiet time/distractions when I do try to study/pray
  • distractions while working on projects or when multitasking
  • inability to say "NO"
  • want to do more than I have time/resources to do
  • not good with constructive criticism
  • self taught in too many areas-computer,photography etc
Ok- so were do I go from here? I need some priorities. What all keeps me from doing the things I would like to do. WORK- well I have to work to pay for my passions and obligations. Working two jobs limits my free time. I wish I could just work at TUC ( more $$ and could do fewer hours for same pay) I guess I need to be in prayer about this.

Household chores get in the way as well. There is never a shortage of things to do... laundry, cooking/kitchen, general cleaning. I have never been fond of housework- I am not an obsessive cleaner, so it is hard to be motivated to do this. I need to be sure everyone is doing their part around here. I need to declutter. The less stuff in the way- the neater it is and easier to clean.

So I think I will set some goals:
  • Bible Study daily
  • declutter ( get stuff ready for a garage sale)
  • organize a craft area
  • limit extra wok hours so I can craft or spend time with family
  • journal ( blog more)incorporate prayers and other things as well
  • create crafting portfolio
  • take better care of me
  • take some formal classes to learn how to work smarter with gadgets
Pray for me and check back and see if I am making any progress. Feel free to encourage or harass me if I am not keeping up with these goals.