Motivation Monday: June Goals

Here we are, the middle of 2012. How fast time flies. This year has been busier than I expected and because of this, I had to take a minor break from my genealogy goals. I have been busy in the genealogy world with The In-Depth Genealogist (IDG) and the planning for all we want to do there. But, I digress. The In-Depth Genealogist has nothing to do with what I want to do here on my personal blog and in my genealogy research.

June Goals:

Writing: Most of my time has been spent with writing or working at IDG, I want to get back to blogging here, on my personal blog at least once a week. I am working on a weekly calendar to keep my time divided for everything I need to do.

One of my goals is to write a book on one of my families this year, I have not started that at this point. But, it is still something I want to do. It might move to be a goal for next year. Jen Holik told me that I needed to read Sharan DeBartolo Carmack’s book, You Can Write Your Family History. I need to get a copy and move from there.

I have started a book project and have the chapters I want already in place, plus a few of the chapters have been started on. I need to put this in my weekly calendar so that I can move the project forward.

Organization: This seems to be the area that will never be complete! Just this past week I cleaned my desk off again. I made some file folders and got many things filed, now I just need to get a file box for all of them. I also still need to go through all of my family files and get them cleaned up and organized. I also might put together some files for the places I am researching to keep up on the history of that specific area (thanks to Pat Biallas of Geneajourneys for this great idea).

Education: I am into month 4 (I believe) of ProGen 15. So far, I am loving the opportunity to have monthly discussions with my peer group. Second best is going over everyone’s assignments. Personally, I am a visual learner and I tend to learn more by looking at everyone’s assignment rather than the reading. I am trying to stay ahead on this, but it seems that I usually get my assignment in just in the nick of time. Need to get ahead of this, that way I can have the rest of the month to work on everything else.

Where are you with your goals for the year?


4 responses

  1. You can do it! I’m so glad that writing is on the top of your list. Can’t wait to see more of the book. 🙂

    1. Thanks Steph! Writing it at the top by default only, and that is because I finished the research goal. But, I hope to get there with the book!

  2. Terri,
    Excellent idea to review goals mid-year. I’m going to have to do this myself. Get back on track for the things I want to do and make plans for new ideas that have come along. Also I’m also going to follow up on the tips you gave. Look into the book suggestion and the files your’re organizing. I know I can do so much more when I know what I’m doing!
    Thanks for motivating me and good luck on your goals!

    1. Cindy, for awhile I was doing this weekly to stay on track of my goals. But since we started IDG my personal stuff has not been on the forefront of my mind. Hoping I can move back into some personal research and blogging now. Good luck with your goals and getting organized as well!

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