I don't know how many of you are planners, but I am. I think I started planning in a rebellious way because I grew up in a house that had no plan. My mother worked as a beautician out of our house, so she was able to pretty much set her hours, but that also meant that she didn't have a set time to start and end work. She just worked when she had clients (which was pretty much all the time). Anyway, so we had no real schedule. We didn't plan for big trips because we didn't take any. We didn't even plan for weekend vacations because we didn't take any. I think that because of that, I learned that if I don't plan things and put them down on paper or on an online calendar, then they don't get done and I don't get to go places and explore like I want. So, I'm a planner. That was a lot of words to get to the point, but that also kinds of sums up my whole life.
Anyway, I wanted to talk about some of the future plans that I have for my person life (lots of movement happening around here this year), and some thoughts/ideas that I've had for my YouTube channel. I try to focus on one thing a month/quarter if I can. Sometimes things overlap, but not always. Here is a breakdown of my year.
- Move my body more
---Batch my content so I can focus more on my clients.
-Go to sleep!
---Solidify my batch week and establish this as a habit.
-Price turns 18! (Waco trip)
---Prep for April plans
-Don't start anything NEW!
---Do one video a day (a month in my reading life)
-Get house ready to be packed/get Price's stuff separated
---Rest from April and dream/also batch for June
-Move to Alabama/Move Price to Arkansas
---Stay Consistent with videos
-Unpack and settle in/establish new places for all appointments
---Get batch week back where I want it and set up office for filming location
-Prep for Disney/move Price into dorm
---Batch any extra videos that need to be done for Sept.
---Do nothing new
-Rest and Recharge
---Rest and Recharge
-Thanksgiving in Arkansas/Chyna's wedding
---Prep for 2023
-BIG client month/Chyna moves to South Dakota
---Do NOT do Vlogmas!
Okay, that's it. My word of the year is MOVE. I want to move my body, we are moving from TX to AL, my oldest son is graduating High School and moving to AR for college, and our daughter is graduating college, getting married, and moving to SD. So, lots of moving this year!
Also, this makes me realize even more that at the end of this year, I'm only going to have one kiddo in my house. It is bittersweet because I love watching them grow and go out on their own and at the same time it is a profound sadness to say goodbye to a piece of your heart. And you can tell yourself that it won't be as bad as you think and they will still be able to call and everything else, but it just isn't the same. The little background noises that they make just existing in the same space as you aren't there anymore and as much as you try to fool yourself into thinking a phone call is almost as good as them being home... it's just not true. So, most of all this year, I'm going to enjoy the time I still have with my Price. He was my miracle baby and the one who made me a momma, and he'll take a huge part of me with him when he goes.
Well... now that I've made myself cry, my work here is done.
I was excited to do a blog post when I realized we could, but I had no idea what I would talk about. It was nice to get all my thoughts out like this because I hadn't thought through every month like that before. I liked it. Thanks for indulging me and providing this space to get all my thoughts out.