Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday January 27th 2012

This is it!!!! I've been talking about doing it for years. I've been thinking about doing it even longer. I procrastinate, I tell myself I can't do it, I make excuses, I so want to be me and not be one of "them" as in some type of clique......... I'm done talking. It is time to start doing.

And this time, I'm going public, so if I don't do it, the whole world is going to know! I'm going to work on my skills, I'm going to use those brain cells, I'm going to learn to do something up one side and down the other, until I can do it in my sleep. I may be good at what I do, but I'm not the best I can be at it.

I promise myself that at least 5 times a week, I will do something to educate myself or improve my skills. And I'm going to log it here. If it's time for you to get off your butt, too, I invite you to join me. We can do the buddy system if you'd like. Kind of like a support group. Some people quit smoking with a buddy, or loose weight, etc. I'm going to become a better genealogist.

Here's my goals...
1) Improve my knowledge and skills until I feel confident that I can go for my certification.
2) Go for achieving my CG - Certified Genealogist
3) Learn to become a paralegal
4) As soon as I qualify, apply for the CAFG mentor program
5) As soon as I qualify, apply to become a Jr. Member of CAFG
6) As soon as I qualify, apply to become an advanced member of CAFG
7) Start participating more in the Genealogy Community

I'm going to achieve these goals by:
Reading books
Reading on the internet
Watching Videos
Listening to webinars
Get involved with a Genealogy Society
Attending conferences / lectures
Taking classes
Get more involved with my volunteer work at UH, FFFH, and OG
I'm going to write everyday - either online or in my journal
Practice, practice, practice
Make myself leave my comfort zone
Seek the advice and input of others
Make myself a "to do" list everyday
Break my goals down into achievable steps
Start prioritizing my daily activites

Quit sitting here doing nothing because I'm so over-whelmed I just don't know where to start. I'm tired of going no where and constantly feeling guilty because I don't get anything done. I'm done with going no where. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Look out world, here I come!!!!!!!!!!!!


Leslie Brinkley Lawson said...

And if you need someone to ask questions of , or to just tell you you're doing it right holler. I'm here and so are others!

So, let's make a plan what do you want to accomplish this week? Just this week. Overwhelm happens when you try for the years worth of goals. Let's make the glove fit Skip. You can do this!

Lee Mickels Elliott said...

It's going to be fun to follow your ramblings, we've done so on other sites, so here's one more.