Today is the last day of September and I can hardly believe it. (I also can't get "wake me up when September ends" out of my head.) With tomorrow being October 1, it also marks the first day of the last quarter of the year. It's kind of like a fresh start. I gave myself last week to get ducks in a row and to tie up a few loose ends.
But tomorrow, the real fun begins.
I've set a few goals for myself already in terms of what I want to accomplish by 2014. Three months seems like a long time, but doesn't it just seem like we were counting down the days until summer? Time moves quickly! Especially when you have lots of amazing things going on.
Establishing a new routine is absolutely on the top of my list. I'm going to try to keep things structured because I definitely perform best that way. (For all you free spirits out there, more power to you!) I'm trying to schedule all of my meetings in the morning. This forces me to a) get out of bed, b) shower and do my hair, c) put on something other than running shorts, and d) kick start my day. So far, this has been working out so well. I want the rest of my day to be fairly scheduled (kind of like periods/blocks in high school). Time for email, time for writing, time for updating social networks (like finally getting back to answering Tumblr questions), time for blogging. Etcetera.
I also want to make sure that I take the weekends almost entirely off. Maybe that's impossible, but I definitely want at least one of the days to be free of plans (except for brunches with friends of course). Because of school and crew, I never really been able to enjoy my weekends since I was, like, 14. It was always filled with practices or regattas and group projects and mounds of homework and studying.
One HUGE thing on the horizon that I imagine will be a serious focal point is this project that I've been working on with a friend from Georgetown. Guys. This is something that I am so excited about. Mostly because it's something I love... but also because I really think you will love it, too. OMG. But... as exciting as this whole process has been and as excited as I am to see the #finalproduct, it's a lot of work. And a lot of work that is outside of my comfort zone and outside of my current experience level. So it's been an incredible learning experience already. The timeline for the project is tight and we're crossing our fingers that everything goes according to plan! (Hopefully we'll be live by the end of October!)
So as we move into the next quarter, what are your goals/plans? What do you want to accomplish before the new year?
PS Let me know what kinds of blog posts you'd like to see! I'm mapping out my editorial calendar for the next three months and would love your input!