January 24th, 2018
I can’t believe we are approaching the end of January already! Where did this month go?! I look forward to the end of the month because it’s a time to look back over the past few weeks to track my progress and make new goals for the next month. So here’s my recap for January:
My Jeep’s clutch system failed just after the 1st, leaving me stranded at my house which is awesome not be a huge stress factor because I work from home. My boyfriend and I have been working on it on the occasional days that the temps rise above freezing. I love being in the garage and I love working on vehicles so we’ve actually had a good time in spite of all the hard work. We had to take off the drive shaft and drop the transmission just to get to where we need to be so as of right now the clutch system is replaced and the transmission is suspended back in place. We are both hoping tomorrow will be the day we get to finish it. I don’t need a vehicle since I work from home but at this point I feel like I haven’t seen the world in weeks and it’s driving me crazy.
With my Jeep out of commission I have had nothing but time to concentrate on work and in doing so I not only gained a crystal clear vision of where I’m at with projects and where I want to be, but I have exceeded this month’s goals and have come out so far ahead that I have nothing to do work-wise for the next week, creating a nice little vacation that I wasn’t expecting. Awesome surprise right?! Yay me! I had wanted to make 50 pieces of jewelry to take to the local shops, and I currently have 60. I want to make another 40 to round it off to 100 but none of the materials I have ordered are due to arrive until next week so I’m content to take a break from that.
With the music festival in June, I have a goal of making 300 pieces which I have broken down into 5 different types of items I’m making. I hit the first goal of 50 necklace pendants so I have ordered the chain and everything needed to begin work on the next item. Again, these are not due to arrive until next week so I have nothing to do. It feels awesome to be ahead and have this little unexpected break because I have worked very hard to get where I am. I have no idea what I will do with my time because I am constantly working so when I have any time to relax I have no idea what to do with myself! I don’t take breaks because they are not productive so being in a position where I’m a bit forced to will be good for me.
January came with some unexpected setbacks and challenges, but it’s ending with all goals met and on track so I have no complaints. Setting goals and crushing them has always been the way I do things so when I work hard and end up with some extra time to myself, that makes a good day! So what’s on the agenda for the first day of this unexpected vacation…..find something to do!