Focusing on the Most Important Things
- Family - the major part of my energy for the next year will be to keep my far-flung family in my thoughts, and to show that by regularly calling, texting, emailing, and - yes - sending short notes in hard copy (there is nothing like the lift you get when you receive something in the mail WITHOUT a translucent window). Family also includes my long-suffering husband, whom I need to make a top priority.
- Financial - this includes selling our second house, organizing records, and reducing debt. All of this is necessary, if I plan to make our goal of retiring in 2-1/2 years.
- Work - setting up files (and weeding out old ones), making appointments for grade entry and planning, scheduling all mentor meetings, labeling my stuff and sub-dividing it into smaller boxes, with lessons inside. I spend too much time trying to find stuff, and I'm tired of working in a cluttered environment.
- Home - clean, organize, and repair. Really, the biggest part will be weeding out junk.
Notice that there is nothing there about politics? By necessity, I will have to carefully manage what little time I have left. So, I will be scheduling my once a week posting, and only occasionally posting more.