Thursday, December 25, 2008

Bringing in the New Year

The end of the year is upon us. That means two things: a major clean up to get a fresh start on the New Year and also time to reflect on how we did on our goals for the year.

Yucch! I am not the world’s biggest proponent of cleaning up but this year was different. Jody suggested that we clean up the office area since it gets the most use. We both started on our file cabinets (yes we still have file cabinets). Our two file cabinets are 4 drawers each and they were stuffed to the top. We took about 4 hours over 2 days and threw out an amazing amount of stuff. Three exterior trashcans full of junk. Now Jody and I use 2 file drawers in each cabinet – each drawer is ½ full. Anything that was 6 years or older got the boot automatically. That was cathartic! It is amazing how something that you have not used in 6 months is so completely useless – at the time it was filed it was priceless.

On to the even more dreaded reflection on how our goals went. Don’t know about most people but I am not the most introspective person on the planet. A little too squishy and touchy-feely for me. I found that the goals I set in June were fairly well accomplished – they were in pictures in a central place. The goals I made back on January 1, 2008 were sadly not fulfilled for the most part – they were written down not in pictures.

So the first thing to do is to round up pictures, display them in a prominent place, and work harder at getting the goals worked on. Might also think about formally reviewing the progress made on the goals every 3 months. Nahhhh, that is getting a tad squishy again.

Don't you think a nice chunk of sculpture would go well in front of that blue glass building? I think it works - don't you?

copyright 2008 Carl Wright

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