Well, it’s been a whole month of 2011 already. Can you believe it?
It’s time to update my progress on my LIVE2011 Challenge . . .
Those 11 things I set out to make progress on this year.
Here we go:
1. Faithfully keep a daily diary
I haven’t missed a day yet. My studio ceiling sprung a leak and leaked all over my diary and got it wet, which seriously ticked me off, but there’s no use crying over spilt milk. I’m using it anyway.
2. Finish 100 (quilting or sewing-related) projects this year
I’ve done 2 so far. This does not bode well for being on track for 100, but I DO have several others really close, so I could theoretically catch up, if I really got motivated and lit a fire under my tail. Which might also help keep me warmer, since we’ve been in the grip of some bitter cold, which is partly why I’m NOT motivated right now.
3. Get my studio whipped into shape (be more organized)
I cleaned off my mailing counter and blogged about that HERE. I’ll be picking another area to concentrate on this month. I’ll have to let you know what that is once I’ve decided.
4. Make major improvements to the ranch shack
Although I’ve done more cleaning than usual, I haven’t done anything major yet. Right now, it’s a battle just to keep the place from falling down around our ears. Winter is hard on stuff. So far I’ve managed to flood the bathroom once, and the kitchen twice — yes, just this year! But, I’m gearing up to paint my new pantry, so My Cowboy can put up shelves for me. I know he needs something to do . . .
5. Ride my horse more
I’ve ridden once, and blogged about that HERE. That’s all the weather has allowed so far this year.
6. Pay more attention to my health
Baby steps, baby steps. I have, for the most part, given up drinking soda, although I slip sometimes. I’ve also gone back to faithfully taking all my vitamins daily, and I’m trying to drink more water, but that’s hard for me during cold weather. Something to work on I guess. I also need to add in exercise, but just haven’t gotten that motivated yet.
7. Establish some routines (personal and work-related)
I SUCK at this, evidently. I make a schedule, but then I can’t stick to it. I don’t know what the solution to that problem is, but I’ll keep tweaking, and keep trying.
8. Decrease my fabric stash
I’ve been winning at this one so far, but not by much. I hope my numbers keep improving. You can read the reports HERE.
9. Decrease my number of UFOs
This will tie into #2 above, if I ever get motivated. So far, the two I’ve finished were not really UFOs, but with my Procrastination Challenge in full swing, I hope to remedy that.
10. Get back to work on competition quilting
I haven’t even thought about this one. Well, OK, I DID think about it once or twice because I have this list of goals posted on my wall. I just haven’t picked a project and committed any time to it yet. Something to work on for this month, I guess.
11. Cultivate my creativity
I posted about that HERE, and I’m loving doodling in my sketchbook. More posts are forthcoming on this topic. I’m also having fun with the 15 Minutes Play challenges, and I’ll have some things to show you from that later on as well.
So there you have it. My February update. February is our short month, so I’m off to see what I can get done in the next few days and weeks.