Last night was the first legit snow here in Minnesota. I love this time of year. You I know that many of you will not and do not agree with me. I am one of those odd people that loved winter. I have said that I would rather be in the cold then in the heat. As a bigger girl, I am not built for heat. At least in the cold I can put more stuff on. In the heat, eventually you are just naked, hot and miserable (and not in the fun, life affirming way either).
I have a lot of plans for this winter. This is the first winter that I have not had to worry about school or the like in a few years. I know that I need to have a plan out my time and projects or I will just put it off until I run out of time and just say fuck it all. So, you might ask, what are all these things that I want to get done this winter? Here is as short list.
- Start seedlings
- Write 4-6 short stories (2000-4000 words)
- Loose 40 lbs.
- Train for a 5K
- Plan a trips to:
- San Antonio TX
- Raleigh NC,
- Seattle WA
- For a business Plan for Life Transitions Services
- Work on and launch Media Project X
- Go skiing
Theses are just a short list. The good news is that there are things on this list that are time sensitive. What I mean is this, my seedlings need to be started at a very certain time so that they are ready for spring but my 5K training is more of a long term thing. My plan to go skiing is limited to the level of snow. I am going to see these barriers as a good way for me to plan out my winter. I know how my mind works. I would normally try to do all the things at once. When I would inevitable fail, I would get frustrated and say fuck it all and quit. Now I can break this down into more manageable chunks.
What do I mean? Well here is an example. My seeds need to be started in February-March so that can wait a bit. I can break down the story writing into 1-2 stories a month. I can combine the loose weight and training for the 5K into one thing and plan it for small times each week. I can use the trip planning as a break from the writing, almost like a reward for making my word count goals. I can set the goal that my business plan will be done by Xmas so I can launch it after the first of the year. I can do the same with Media Project X. As for skiing, well Mother Nature and I need to have a girl-to-girl talk about setting this up.
So, my hear readers, this is what my plan for this winter. What is yours? Please share what you are doing on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/transkarissarn/. This way we can all help keep each other accountable. So let’s make this winter the best it can.
Thanks for reading and be well!