Weekly Goals: September 9-15

I have set myself five weekly goals and will keep updated every day with how I am doing with accomplishing them!

1. Bake something from Pinterest for the school
-I’m going to try to bake something for the Christian school teachers every week or every other week.

2. Take care of 5 emails
-I have various emails to respond to that have been piling up for a few weeks. I just need to take care of them.

3. Post 30 Disney Pictures
-Our vacation pictures are just sitting on my phone/cameras. They need to be posted to Facebook!

4. Get down to 24,000 emails
-A HUGE number, I know. But at this very moment, I have 24, 840 emails sitting in my inbox and that number increases by almost a hundred every day. I have to start taking drastic measures to cut it down.

5. Re-advertise on Curriculum Groups (Curriculum & Piano)
-I have tons of curriculum/books to sell as well as my piano teaching business to promote. I’m a member of at least half a dozen Yahoo! groups and a few used curriculum websites too. I need to keep my listings updated so I can sell the curriculum.


(Slowly) Organizing

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of organization for me. I recently finished the school year, and am now only taking one summer class at a time while I work at the Christian day camp the school runs. Overall, the summer promises to be less busy than the school year, and I am making the most of my short break between jobs to start on the path to organization. It feels like wishful thinking, I know, even if you didn’t know my track record, but I am increasingly realizing that I do have too many unnecessary papers, trinkets, and stuff! So, I am making small steps to clean up the spaces in our house that are mine.

I started with my bedroom and closet space, organizing my wardrobe by color.

I then moved to my piano and bookcases, throwing away unneeded paper and moving things where they need to go. It’s a long and arduous process, but it feels SO fulfilling when it’s complete!

My next project is large, and will take quite some time. Like the others, it must also be maintained to be useful. I am organizing my email.


This task is huge for me because I have no fewer than three open email accounts already, and one is full to bursting. So full, in fact, that it frequently causes incoming messages to bounce. I was getting tired of this, and so created a completely new email account, imported two of my other accounts (leaving the junk mail account for just that – junk 😀 ) and am in the process of revamping my account. I suspect that I will eventually learn to live with just the two accounts, and that is my goal. I’ve been indirectly following the guidelines of Macworld and Lifehacker, and have found their ideas very helpful.

For now, the knowledge that I want to change and the little steps that I am taking as well as seeing the results of successful previous progress is a good catalyst to spur me on. We’ll see what I say tomorrow 😉