Summer Goals

I’ve heard it so many times before, time bound tasks and goals so they are easier to achieve. The only problem is when something doesn’t really have to be done by a certain date, and I know that, then it’s really easy to one of two things. Either make up really unrealistic due dates in a manic “I AM GETTING ORGANIZED RIGHT NOW” fit, or postpone all tasks indefinitely until the goal fades away.

When the due date is based on my own reality though, that is when things really do get accomplished. I have this summer off, not entirely, I still have to go to work every day, but other commitments in my life are on hold until the fall, meaning I have a real “time-bound” chunk of time to accomplish what I want during the summer before those commitments restart in late August.

Knowing this, it was much easier to actually set goals. The biggest being, what this blog is all about, finally, once and for all sorting through all of the stuff I’ve accumulated over the years. Trash it. Donate it. or. Sell it.

By the end of the summer, the entire attic in our home will be cleared of all but the essentials, everything else moved to the work space for the great purge to begin. Piece by piece, memory by memory, every unfinished project and lost hobby will be addressed and assigned a final resting spot in my life. Of course, I have to be realistic, so the goal is to have the attic done, and the process of sorting through all of this stuff normalized by the end of the summer.

We took the first big step today. I planned it a few days in advance, started to get the SO on board with using the long weekend to clean out the attic. He sees the benefit though, so today we filled the car twice with stuff. We can see the floor!