Monday, January 01, 2007

The Beginning of a Plan

I only got started on my goals and plans and strategies for the new year. I use some tools from the life coach usually. Didn't get to those today. I decided to use Knotty Yarn's 107 things to do in 2007 (double OH Seven!) as a brainstorming technique and jumping off point.

It was hard. I had to put lots of things on there that I'm pretty uncomfortable admitting. So I thought I wouldn't post the list here. Then I remembered the point I made about how if you declare something it's more likely to happen and I decided I'd put the list up no matter how it felt.


1. Get regular vocal coaching
2. Record full-length CD
3. Scudder Memorial (Jan)
4. Finish DVD
5. Night Before Christmas for fam (make a book? buy them?)
6. Memorize Night Before Christmas
7. Continue Floor Barre classes
8. Add another hour per week of exercise
9. Teach at NSCC (April)
10. See Red Molly in MA (April)
11. Submit play to 20 places
12. Book Shakespeare 20 places
13. Go on a date
14. New Year at the steam pipes
15. 2 field trips with Alita
16. Write 6x/week on blog
17. See Avenue Q
18. Post-Thanksgiving Open House
19. Make 3 cross stitch bibs (Music Baby, ProfDoc kid, Miflohny baby)
20. Find director for Chekhov
21. Reading of Chekhov
22. Full production of Chekhov
23. Sing live
24. Hang pictures
25. Bathe dog once
26. Perform at Boerum Hill nursing home sing along
27. Pick songs for nursing homes show
28. Learn songs for 27
29. Book 5 nursing home shows
30. Lobsterbake (June)
31. Cook Christmas dinner
32. Do stockings for Christmas
33. Polish up 3 short stories
34. 20 short story submissions
35. Go to Met Museum
36. See an opera
37. Go to MoMA
38. Go to Frick
39. Buy back-up hard drive
40. Get back-up hard drive installed
41. Install Final Draft
42. Learn how to use Final Draft
43. Eat 3 servings of fruits & veggies/day
44. Finish work filing
45. Re-do work files
46. Keep work files current
47. Donate mattress & box spring
48. Clean out closets
49. Set up home filing system
50. Gyn appointment
51. Dentist appointment
52. Buy scanner
53. Scan family photos
54. Pay Kath & Alex back for Emily care
55. Auntie Blanche's birthday
56. Trip to beach
57. Art work for CD
58. Post photos to Flickr
59. Invest 1/2 savings
60. See accountant in person
61. Re-work investments to maximize return
62. Sort out IRA contribution
63. NaBloPoMo
64. Brooklyn Museum
65. See Coast of Utopia
66. Update address book
67. Make Christmas cards
68. Take more photos
69. Go to one Share the Wealth Brunch
70. Read classic/good-for-me books
71. Plan birthday celebration
72. Go to Aquarium
73. Set automatic payments for health insurance
74. Bring lunch 3 days/week
75. Give SG1 back to Ulserad
76. Get photos framed
77. Eye exam
78. New lenses
79. Contact lenses
80. Make out will
81. Inquire about grave plot
82. Renew passport
83. Submit for print audition
84. Submit for commercial audition
85. Write Rena once/month
86. Write Auntie Blanche once/month
87. Cook once/month
88. Go to Cyclones game
89. Take all vacation days
90. Make new cookbook pages
91. God's Love for Thanksgiving
92. Solve eletric meter problem
93. Write to The Athlete
94. Write something 15 minutes/day
95. Send Christmas thank you notes
96. Read This Is Not Over once/week
97. Drink 64 oz. water minimum/day
98. Buy rings from Yelle
99. Get painting fixed
100. Vocal warm-up 5 days/week
101. Physical warm-up 5 days/week
102. Daily vitamin
103. Pay extra mortgage payment
104. Pay off loan from Mom
105. Get massage
106. Get facial
107. Buy cocktail dress that fits

Obviously not so much in order of importance, just how they came to me.


  1. Anonymous7:03 AM


    I hope to be able to do #10 with you in the spring.

    Let's try to help each other remember #s 32, 43, 97, and 102.

    My husband is a few days away from helping you do 39 and 40 - give him another week or so. He can probably also help with #52 - I want one, too.

    Would you like to try to make plans to do one o f35, 37 or 38 together this summer? It's been too long since I've taken a trip to see you...

    I know at least two VERY accomplished artists and might be able to help you with #57 - though it will depend on the KIND of art you want on the CD cover...

    I would LOVE to help you out with #72 - I really enjoy those places...

    I can probably help out with #90, too, now that my kitchen is functional and I'm thinking like a cook again.

    This was great! Thanks for doing it!

    (have you taken your vitamin today?)

  2. You are making me tired reading this. Don't worry about #54.

  3. totally copied you with this, I only hit 20 things but they're substantial. I have full faith in you and your ability to achieve each one on your list! Happy New Year sistah. xoxo