I’m feeling overwhelmed by everything I want to do in the near future:
- write an amazing two-week curriculum unit on Personal Finance
- mentor my volunteers more closely
- clean my office till it’s sparkly
- devise a better system for collecting and submitting volunteer stats
- have a balanced and from-scratch meal plan that I follow
- completely deep-clean my apartment
- get my TEFL from Hamline
- start another 5 Week Course
- have friends over for dinner
- run/walk everyday
- actually follow a laundry schedule
- read and write more
- continue to spend quality time with my long-distance family and boyfriend
- start a pre-literate class at my learning center
- reach out to the other people in my life more
- start a peer-mentoring project with another coordinator
- learn Somali
- conduct numerous site visits to sites like mine and other sites that work with my students
- roll my newsletter into a new, more professional format
I didn’t think about that list for very long. That’s what it looks like off the top of my head.
Conventional wisdom says “just pick something and start.” I have. And it’s something. I’m trying a new chili recipe as we speak, and I’ve been working on several other of the above personal and professional goals, as well as others that aren’t really blog material.
The problem isn’t starting (for once); it’s wanting it to all be in line Now.
So I’m going to go see how the chili turned out, and put on my running shoes, throw my laundry in this evening, and ponder curriculum as the machines are going, and remember that I’ll get there inch by inch.