November 2015

NaBloPoMo (11/2015) – Day 5: The best laid plans….

I had plans for today. Part of those plans included searching out some recipes and outlining my blog posts for the next week or so.

Recipes were searched and a couple of recipe books were purchased. But, that blog post outline didn’t happen.


I mean, it’s okay. It’s not like I can’t outline tomorrow, right? Right! Blog posts will happen when they happen. Though it may take a few minutes, I can always come up with something to post. Hell, yesterday it was just a video of a favorite song. That works.

The recipes were more important, anyway. I’m sure there will be more recipe searches tomorrow, too.

But what does this say about me and my ability to stick to a plan of action? I wonder about this a lot.

Don’t get me wrong, when it comes to something for work (when I was still working) or something for GCLS, I do a pretty good job of staying on top of things and getting shit done. I make lists and stay on track.

Well, I make lists for my own, personal action-plans, too. But, for some reason, I can’t always seem to stay on track with them.

Example: A friend of mine was here for a month. We were out of town for about 10 days, but the rest of the time was spent here…in my home. We’d planned to attack my linen closet. It is in desperate need of being attacked! Did it get done?


She’s back home and I’m here and the linen closet is in the same state of disarray that it was at the beginning of October. It wasn’t her fault. She mentioned it a few times. My response was always, “Yes! We’ll tackle that tomorrow.”

Tomorrow would come and go…and the linen closet remained untouched.

There was one thing that came up that was more important than my linen closet. Much, much more important. And, yes, that took priority. Honestly, if strangers had come into my house and removed every, single item and put it all in a dumpster, I would not have cared at that point. There are some things that just overshadow everything else.

But, when I get right down to it, I need to do better with my follow-through when it comes to personal items on my action lists.

Something to work on. A goal to achieve.

Let’s see how I do.

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