I started my sabbatical officially in October 2009. However, I didn’t tie up most of my “loose ends” until pretty much the New Year. <internal musing>I wonder if that makes it okay to say that my sabbatical actually started January 2010…</internal musing> Since then, I’ve been doing pretty much what I thought I’d be doing.
Ohhhh…. I know that sounds bad. (Well, except for the people that do think that the words “going on sabbatical” means “taking a year-long vacation” – they’re probably just nodding their heads and saying “and…?” LOL) But really, it’s not. It’s my personality type. Iknew I would go through a sort of “senioritis” freedom thing. But I also know that doing that – for me – is a good thing because it gets my creative juices flowing again. Like it opens the floodgates or something. And it truly has. In these past 2 months, I’ve been creative to the extreme in ways I’d never thought I would be. I’ve taken up new hobbies, and found myself staying up late at night chasing information for the next idea in my noggin. It’s been exhausting but at the same time, exciting and oh, so much fun.
Now we’re approaching March (already?!?) and I can feel spring coming. I’m in a “spring cleaning” mood. I want to get organized and really start putting my best foot forward in fulfilling the intention I set forth for this sabbatical. I feel many posts coming on in the near future as I check out new software to help keep me organized (my BIGGEST flaw – organization – or the lack thereof – will be the death of me), on track, and in the flow of things. I will finally finish trying out the things I’ve been saying I would for a very long time, like how to use the Quicken software I bough over a year ago; how to use Mod (no, seriously); and delve into the fun world of CSS3. I will also use my membership over at Daily Design to improve (and in some cases start) my edumacashun in many of the tools I actually spent a lot of money on, but never used (or used very little).
I will actually upgrade my Leopard to Snow Leopard – which I bought the day it was released and still have yet to upgrade.
Time to dust myself off and clean house. If you have any input on things you have done for yourself or your business to help streamline/organize yourself, I would so love to hear them. Please share!