I love projects. Correction, I love planning and starting projects, and getting to the interesting and fun part of them. I’m not always so good at FINISHING them. This is why I make the same New Year’a resolution year after year – to finish up the UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) hanging out in the closet.
To simply say, “I will finish some of these projects in 2016” is too vague to qualify as a real resolution, so this is what I proposed to myself a few days ago: an attainable, measurable goal of finishing twelve UFOs this year, around one per month. “Twelve UFOs,” I hear you gasp, “you really have that many?!”
Oh, yeah. No shortage of raw material here.
In a “great minds think alike” coincidence, my friend Joan over at Hummingbird Highway came up with the same notion, and went one better. She plans to keep a journal of her successes. She describes herself as a finisher – I admire that!
This is a great idea, and I will be using one too. It will serve as both a planning tool and as an encouraging reminder if I fall off course. Which I probably will, somewhere along the line. If I can look back at what I have achieved so far, it may help me get back on track. The journal can be a source of accountability and support for myself.
I went to my stack of blank journals (don’t judge), and chose this this one. It’ll be easy to spot amid the chaos of the studio, I think, and will make me smile each time I add an entry.
Since another goal for 2016 is to blog at least once a month, I’ll keep you posted on my UFO progress here too. A blog post for each finish? Another attainable, measurable goal! Now I’m off to tackle this, one of my oldest UFOs – wish me luck!