If you want to see big changes

December 28, 2017
Start small and stay consistent
Start small and stay consistent
I'm in the process of getting myself set up for a butt-kicking 2018. I found the Passion Planner, signed up for the free template download, and decided I'm going to try it out for the month of January and see if I can make that a habit. I'll be combining it with the Staples Arc system because I have a few personal project ideas floating around that don't quite fit into the Passion Planner setup.

Journaling with pen and paper is something I've been trying to get back to since last year when I started The Artist's Way (or maybe the beginning of this year? It's been a long year). I also increased my Moleskine and other journals collection exponentially, so I had better start using them.

So many ideas, so little time, and even less focus.

Motivation and Purpose

December 21, 2017
Now that I have my PMP, I seem to have lost mine -- my motivation and purpose that is. I find myself suddenly exhausted, tired, unmotivated, and unsure of what to do with myself next.

"Disney Motivational Poster 3" by slyboyseth 

The first few days after I passed the test, I was still in shock. I went to work on Friday, we celebrated again that night, plus Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

Saturday was a whirlwind of getting Joy off to the airport (that was a minor misadventure), and I think I finally started collapsing on Sunday. I didn't want to do anything or go anywhere, especially since I had gym at 6am on Monday morning.

But this whole past week I feel like I am living in a fog. I have free time, but no purpose, no motivation to do more than the bare minimum, and no idea what I should be doing next. Wait, scratch that, I have plans for next steps, but needs funds.

My body has been acting weird, too. Back pain has returned, despite deadlifts, which adds to the fatigue, and I had the start of a migraine at work (I keep Excedrin Migraine in my bag now, so that was managed), and sleep has been erratic, I'm just a physical mess now that I am not in constant study mode. Or at least that's what it feels like.

I guess next steps are to get through the holidays and winter blues, the days only get longer from here right? And now that I know I need concrete goals to work towards, figure out funding for next steps.

I'll leave you with this result from my motivation search. I suddenly feel better.

The reason good women are hard to find is because they're usually busy working.

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