Daily Life

2019 Goals: Organization and Personal Development


  • Edit and better organize and back up photos (and obtain as main old photos as I can), especially in order to make photobooks
  • Determine old computer issues, try to get files (those on old C.D.’s if necessary); have back up plans for current computer
  • Complete all my random unfinished projects (art journals, quilt top, embroidery, shells/coral)
  • Complete 24 major knitting projects from my stash (average 2 a month)
  • Complete 24 major sewing projects from my project pile/stash (average 2 a month)
  • Complete room renovation one small step at a time; optimize for organization, sleep, ease of daily life, and sewing
  • Work on genealogy (excel sheets and family book); do free stuff first and then DNA
  • Take one solo trip, even if it’s small
  • Complete regency outfit in time for 2019 JA festival

Skills to Learn (I tried to put this in order of importance, the last few are highly unlikely; also, I’m not aiming for these all at the same time, right now, the first two are in my habits)

  • Spanish
  • Graphic design
  • Photography
  • Drawing (be sure to utilize Craftsy, CreativeBug, and YouTube)
  • Watercolor (be sure to utilize Craftsy, CreativeBug, and YouTube)
  • Lettering (be sure to utilize Craftsy, CreativeBug, and YouTube)
  • Mental Math
  • Liquid eyeliner, lipstick, quick and professional hair curling/styling
  • Dyeing
  • Formal Logic
  • Jewelry-making
  • Piano
  • Storytelling
  • Mountain dulcimer
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis

Work Through Several Self-Help Books (not merely read, but follow as guides)

  • Sleep: Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
  • Thinking: 5 Elements of Effective Thinking
  • Habits and Time Management: Miracle Morning, Atomic Habits, The Power of Habit
  • Personal finance and investment books: some Dave Ramsey books as well as others
  • Organization: Essentialism?
  • EQ: Emotional Intelligence 2.0?


  • Keep all journaling, office, and art supplies together
  • Journal everyday; mark memories in calendar also
  • Art journal, travel journal
  • Get better at photography and photo editing, storage, and development
  • Phone photo printer

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