December – Week 2 Goals [Check-In]

This week has been super busy and productive. I went through a ton of college art and happily through them out after photographing the pieces I want to remember. Although I didn’t enjoy the process necessarily, I was able to see how much my creative style has grown and also that I WAS good. Looking back at the pieces made me realize that as I’m about to ‘level’ up in an area in my life, I quit or change paths. This is an area I need to reflect on but in the meantime, I’ve captured photos of my good pieces as evidence that I am good at drawing and making art. So the next time I think, “I’m not good” I can open the folder of art and remind myself, “Yes, I am good. I still have a lot to learn but I’ve grown a lot. Even if it doesn’t work out this time, it likely will work out next time. Plus I enjoy the process of making art and I’d be robbing myself of that joy if I quit because of a fear of not being good enough.”

In addition to the pile of artwork, I went through about 2/3rds of Liam’s 13 years’ worth of memorabilia. Realistically, I probably have 1-2 hours to go to complete his box. Now that I have my system in place, it’s become so much easier to sort/organize and also to purge unwanted pieces.

Where does that leave me with my monthly goals?

I’ve moved my deadline to Dec 28th and that’s a hard date with family coming over the 29th. My goal is to:

  • Pick up small piles around the house
  • Complete Liams memorabilia (My memorabilia boxes will get sorted through in January)
  • Sew the chair cushion covers

Additional tasks that need to get done:

  • Filter the kid’s toys in the playroom again so that there is room for Christmas gifts. 
  • Finish decorating the house inside/outside
  • Take a tour of the lights at night with the kids
  • Bake cookies
  • Wrap presents
  • Enjoy a restful Christmas with my famliy
  • Prep for my husband’s family visiting (deep clean, menu plan/groceries, look into activities to do

What have I learned this week?

  • It’s better to work on my goals 15min a day rather than waiting for a day where I might have more time to knock it out. When I wait, I feel like I’m procrastinating and continuing bad habits. When I work on it daily, I’m showing myself I’m actively working on my goal each day and know that it will get done eventually.
  • I don’t need to give 110% to everything. Sometimes it’s better to just get things done.
  • I need to practice self-compassionate every day.

That’s it for me this week. How did you do this week? What wins and lessons learned are you celebrating? 

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