1.13.2012

STATE OF THE MEG: PLANNING 2012

My 2012 Cayman Leather Planner c/o Graphic Image; ZARA top (not available anymore)

The new year is typically when people sit down and really take a look at their life and think about it. I know I do. I definitely look at things by year. The past two years didn't go how I thought they were going to... lots of great life and personal lessons learned though. Still sorting out all the details of all the challenges that faced my husband and I in the past two years. But I like to look forward and this year, I've mentioned that I named it The Year of Getting Shit Done. Mostly due to annoyance at myself because I think I could have accomplished a lot more last year, and I don't want to look back at 2012 and feel the same way. So this year, I'm going to get some shit done.

So some of my missions for 2012 are:

1. Paint a lot lot lot. Develop several series I've been thinking about and sketching for a long time.
2. Launch a new business venture I'm working on
3. Get my shit together, in general (including an e-mail purge & major office organization)
4. Overhaul of possessions. This has already started with my closet with help from my Wardrobe Pare Down Guide & Clean Out Checklist. I also like MML's idea of 100 things.
5. Read magazines within the month I get them, then recycle.
6. Plan meals + cook with a smiling face. Basically try to enjoy it. Going to be lots of gluten-free recipes going on in our house, so I started a Pinterest board called Gluten Free.
7. Read more books (thanks to the Kindle my mom got me for Xmas, I'm already on book #3!)
8. Visit lots of art museums (starting off the year strong with this one, went to the Phillips Collection and the MoMA in NYC already!)
9. Get mats and put the photos in frames that I've wanted to for, oh, ever.
10. Be more thoughtful
11. Do a lot more yoga
12. Travel with purpose. Plan out trips and seek out new places so I don't waste a moment.

*Love my new planner c/o Graphic Image! Love that my initials are on it.

11 comments:

genevieve said...

I hear you on the e-mail purge and possession overhaul! Let us know how it goes. And if you need a good book that will keep you laughing I highly recommend Tina Fey's Bossypants. I read it twice in one week and it was the best week of my life. (Just kidding. kind of)

rolala said...

Gorgeous planner! I'm totally making an effort to read more this year as well.

Miya @ Design Indulgences said...

my beautician gives me her mags and I can never read them by the next appointment and that's every 8 weeks. That, along with email purging (which I'm sure is on everyone's task list) and creating a gallery wall (debating on hue of frames & mats) is also on my list. I too felt like 2012, actually the last couple yrs haven't gone how I planned since graduating college. I get ppl who urge me to start own business but I'm not there yet. However I find that actually DOING it is way easier than sitting around dreading the task at hand. :-) And most times, you sit back and think how sooner you should have done it.

meghan said...

I need to get it together too, and I want to launch a business idea that I have. I like your missions.

Sarah Roads said...

Need to do 4, 5, and 9 myself! Good luck Meg, it's a good list! Looking forward to seeing more paintings!

La Coquette de la Mode said...

GORGEOUS planner!

XX Kathryn

http://lacoquettedelamode.wordpress.com/

Jeanee said...

I had a planner like that for 2010 and I got the exact same one for 2011 and NEVER used it! I loved it for 2010, but in 2011 I went paperless with the 2Do app. It was $6.99 for the app but worth it!

See my post here: http://blog.shopdirtylaundry.com/posts/2011/1/24/getting-organized.html

Gameday Stylist said...

Love that planner!

- Sara @ Gameday Stylist

Brighton said...

This is the planner that I use - obsessed :)

http://www.brightontheday.com

Meredith said...

Have you heard of Hail Merry Gluten Free snakcs? (They're also Raw and Vegan) They are AMAZING and so so so tasty! My favorite are the macaroons but everything is delish!
Here's the link to their site (you can also get it at Whole Foods). http://www.hailmerry.com/

Janna McCalley said...

Love your planner!! I can relate to some of your goals-constantly trying to be more organized! BTW I have a Graphic Image giveaway on my blog if you're interested-They have the BEST stuff!

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