I have several blogs listed in my side bar. I love to peruse them. My Google Reader is overflowing with even more blogs that I enjoy reading. I have them divided into different groups –
I have my 31 day group – the bloggers who wrote everyday for the entire month of October about a single topic. I am still wading through all that wonderful information.
I have my Adoption Group – these are blogs of friends who have adopted, as well as blogs of adult adoptees, first moms and some that I have just stumbled upon over the years.
I have my Budgeting and Organization Group – the group of blogs that focus on ways to save money as well as blogs about organizing, decluttering and time management.
I have my Craft and Journaling Group – this includes different digital scrapbooking sites, journaling prompt sites, and a couple other sites that post frequently about other crafts that I enjoy.
I have my Faith Group – these sites are specific to my faith tradition
And last but no least, I have my Misc Group – blogs that don’t readily fit into any one of the above listed topics.
At any one time I had 1000+ posts that were unread. I don’t like to leave things unread. I am afraid that I am going to miss some crucial bit of information that may hold the key to getting me where I want to be in life. Finally (mentally slapping myself on the forehead) I realized how much pressure I was putting on myself! Most of these people did not care that I read their sites – they did not even know that I exist! So I did something very radical – I removed them from my list. I finally realized that I am NOT going to be the coupon queen. While I am sure that it would save my family a lot of money, I just don’t have the mental energy to deal with it. I will by the white and blue containers from my local Wal-Mart and call it good. So I deleted all my couponing sites. Then I cleaned out all the unread articles that I knew I was never going to get around to reading. I am now down to 739 posts to read. Of those, I will probably delete several more. But this was enough for one day.
Next came along another mind-blowing realization (and another mental slap to the forehead). I was spending so much time reading about how to do things that I never got around to actually doing it! Well, duh! Blonde moment! I am fairly sure that I was hiding from the responsibility of “doing” by “learning”. While I could be a professional student, it is not part of my life at this moment. I need to actually DO something with all the information and inspiration that I read.
So today I am publicly announcing a new goal for tomorrow. I will organize my desk. Now if you think this is a small job, you have NOT seen my desk. First of all, there are not enough drawers for everything. So tomorrow I will sort, fill my trashcan, utilize all the little boxes that I have hanging around the house, and I will have a clean desk top. I promise there will be pictures. (No, they will not include me)
Does anyone else have a short term goal they want to set? You have one day to get it done, then we can relax for the weekend! (And I can get over this headache from all this forehead slapping!)