I LOVE this time of year because it is the perfect time to get organized (or reorganized!) and convert the chaos into some semblance of order. I found this quote and have decided to apply it to not only my home life, but my work life as well:
"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals." - Melody Beattie.
Melody Beattie is a published author (Codependent No More, plus others) and so she knows a thing or two about how to write a book. This year before me is an unwritten chapter in my book of life, and before I waste time reacting to what life throws at me, I am going to take the time and set some goals for the day, for the week, for the month....something to give me a direction for the future. I've already spent the morning working on my work goals, and want to share them with you:
- Add at least one new yearbook to the Howard County Memory Project each month
- Add one new Kokomo Civic Theatre Scrapbook and Playbill collection each quarter
- Scan new material each month, and publish something new each quarter
- Convert at least 76 yearbooks from the old software to the new software
- Convert at least 4 church records from the old software to the new software
- Update the design of the website with our new IT Head
- Find at least one volunteer to help with data entry
- Check my 2015 goals each month to check my progress
- Update the department blog monthly with my progress
Howard County Memory Project. There are other items on the goal list, but these are the ones I wanted to share because you can hold me accountable to them by checking the website and blog regularly. I'd appreciate your input and suggestions as I work to achieve the goals I've set for this chapter in my work life. I welcome your email at firstname.lastname@example.org.