This year, 2009 I will be following much he same pattern as the latter part of 2008. I spent a lot of time looking after Maya and cut back severely on the number of goals. This the twofold effect of helping me to focus and not get too dispersed. And because I had little time, I mean a lot less than I had been used to previously I used that time more effectively. Even though i had anticipated the lack of time at the start of 2008 and had already made a smaller plan than 2007. in the latter part of 2008 I found I could cut it back even more because I had even less time and also found that some of the goals were not relevant. I just wasn’t really motivated to do them.
As well as carrying over some of the goals from 2008 I will be carrying over the principles that I have learned. Planning the week on a Sunday where I look at the goals for the year and the week ahead. Doing a monthly review and cutting out dross. Because even if you are passionate about many things you can’t really get anywhere with anything if you don’t spend a lot of time doing it. So fewer goals with more time devoted to each one.
- Minimum of a hundred miles a week
- Yoga practice
- Keeping in touch with friends
- Learning php
- The wheel log
- De-cluttering my life
- Relaxing goalless activities
New this year
- Learning Ruby on Rails
- Get a salaried IT job
- Quit yoga teaching in September
Some things have been combined as they have been carried over. Clearing stuff out and Selling stuff on Ebay have been combined into De-cluttering my life. This is a bit more global than simply to do with stuff. It can be ideas and goals too. When projects lose their impetus they really cannot remain in the pending basket forever. It’s far better to quit and then restart rather than keep a project open. A bit like computer software applications. If you ‘re not using an app then turn it off and route the resources to the other running apps.
Ruby on Rails is back. I had a go at it a couple of years ago but didn’t have enough of an overview of a web application. But having tweaked many php/mysql applications I’m starting to get the idea and feel that I’m ready to take it on and take a step into that world. So this year is about a career change. I’ve been pondering what I would want to do if I didn’t teach yoga and having tried many ideas and undergone many trainings I think that I’ve finally found something. I’m not waiting around till the passion is gone. If this isn’t the one then I don’t mind but it does feel like it at the moment and I’m jumping in with both feet.