Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Goals Report Card

I decided to review my progress of the goals I set for myself in 2011. My intentions were there to start with. I developed a 100 point grading system. (Geeky, I know.) By the skin of my teeth, I am not failing. I could get a 63.5 if I really push it. As of this writing, I am getting a 60. See, told ya. SKIN. OF. MY. TEETH.  But, hey, passing is passing. Right!?!?!
What happened? Where did I go wrong? I'll tell you. It was all in the planning. Or rather, the lack of the planning. You see, I had these great ideas on how to make my year (my life) more interesting, BUT I didn't develop a plan. I think I only REALLY looked at my goals twice over the course of the whole year. But just so I you don't think I was a total failure, here are some of the things I DID do.

And here are the blocks I made for charity. I am part of an online quilting bee that makes a quilt a month for a child in need. It makes me happy to know that I am doing something good every month.

The bottom two quilts are two of the quilts made using all of the blocks from 10 contributors. It's pretty cool how 10 people, from all-over the US and Canada, can use totally different fabrics and have the quilts turn out so beautiful.

Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled b!tch session:

2012 will be different. (I know, I know, you've heard that before.) I am going to take this little lesson learned, AND apply it to the goals I have set for this coming year. GASP. Before I get into the details of HOW, I must warn you to clean your glasses and put on your pocket protectors. It's going to get a little geeky.

I plan on holding monthly planning meetings with myself. I am going to schedule it onto my calendar, so I WILL remember it. I will reveiw what I have done, what I need to do and when the best time to do it will be. Furthermore, and hitherwither, I will have sub-committee meetings to determine what steps are necessary for each of my goals. Sounds really geeky. Doesn't it?!?! That's okay. I know it is. AND I am okay with it.

How 'bout you? Got any GOALS for 2012? If so, how are you going to attain them?


Electra said...

I hate to break it to you, Jana, but we makes plans. God laughs.
I'm going to blurf more. That's what! (and I love all your pretty quilt blocks. I think if you look up "pretty" in the dictionary, you'll find your quilt blocks.)

Tyggereye said...

Monthly meetings. hehe I love it. I just didn't care this last year. I'm glad I'm starting to feel back to my old self. If you just passed I totally failed my last year of "arty goals". lol Here's to 2012!~

Rosemary said...

You inspired me! I have taken something of a page from your book (your GRADE book) for my resolutions!

Now, about the year that has passed - you have accomplished an incredible amount! I am getting reminded of so many of your projects and they still make me smile, you've done so much and they look very cool.

Happy New Year! 2012 is going to be wonderful for us all!

Deena said...

love your plan...maybe i should make a plan...i'm too lazy to make a plan...i think i am going to fly by the seat of my pants this year...i need a year of just flying...instead of the plans...will let you know how that goes (probably by February)...

Claire said...

This looks amazing-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!