Saturday, September 11, 2010

My New New Normal and the 101 Things of Amy Jane

My life's in a somewhat transitional sort of place at the moment.  I'm doing my best to embrace my New New Normal

To clarify, the beginning of my New Normal was marked by what I like to refer to as Hurricane Amy.  No need to focus on that now, though - it's all about my New New Normal.

I think the timing is very appropriate.  For much of my life, the year "began" the day after Labor Day - i.e. the first day of school.  This year, the day marked the first day of my new job - a rather serendipitous turn of events.  With that came new responsibilities, routines, plans, goals, clothes...a bit of everything.

So, welcome to my  
New New Normal!!!

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Somewhat coincidentally, I recently discovered the Day Zero project.  Check out the web site for details, but basically, you list 101 goals that you want to achieve within 1001 days.  Your list can be public or totally private, there are several ideas and links to inspire you, you can also list "someday" goals, and it's freeeeeee!  I think it will be a fun way to help me focus and get my life back on something resembling a track.  

I finished my list about 5 minutes ago - I have until June 9, 2013 to complete my 101 goals (I actually have 106 goals - figured a little wiggle room would be good.)  I decided to make my list private for now, but my includes things like...
  • Visit my dad's grave.
  • Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years  
  • Host Christmas at my house.
  • Blog everyday for a month.  
  • Install a back splash.
  • Swim in the ocean.  
  • Take a road trip 
  • Pay off my credit card debt
  • Have a good New Year's Eve - and break the New Year's Eve Curse!
  • Renew my passport
Another one of my goals is to inspire at least 5 people to make a list so let me know if you do!

   Amy Jane

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