Monday, February 22, 2010

The 6-Month To Do List

I got some not-so-fun news regarding a job recently and it left me feeling like this:

But then I realize that it's time to pick myself up and get working again. God is good and He's brought my too far to leave me now. So, I decided to put together a list of things to accomplish in the next six months and it made me feel better.
Here is my big-picture to do list for the next four months (and in no specific order):
  • Get a job for post-grad... hopefully one that will pay for my grad school
  • Get published... preferably in Relevant Magazine
  • Get 100 followers by May 1
  • Keep my sanity
  • Graduate
  • Eat better/lose weight
  • Compile professional writing samples
  • Find a place to live post-graduation
  • Double my savings account

I love To Do Lists because they help me control my ADD tendencies and accomplish everything I need to accomplish while staying organized. However, I want to encourage you in your day as well as remind myself that today, tomorrow, and every day hereafter is not about achieving or earning anything. It's about loving and living a life of service. So, while achievement isn't bad, I want this to be my focus:
"But the point is not just to get by. We want to live well, but our foremost efforts should be to help others live well." - 1 Corinthians 10:24

Let's do it together friends :)


Chaucee said...

I hope to double my savings account two! :P
But what does 0+0 equal?!

Anonymous said...

you go girl! i'm the same way - i need to-do lists in my life! love the quote!

kelly ann said...

oh hunnie, i'm sorry :(
keep your chin up, god has something up his sleeve... he's just waiting for the perfect moment!

if i don't make to-do lists, my life is utter chaos! my brain just can't keep everything straight.

chelsea rebecca said...

oh wow daunting.. but you can do it!!!
i love "keep my sanity" haha! and double your savings account!! i need to learn a thing or two from you!!

Kelsi said...

That verse was one that I really needed to hear. I always get so caught up in getting published and being an accomplished journalist. It's hard to remember that our purpose here isn't to be successful in our everyday jobs. Our purpose is to be successful in serving others and bringing them into His kingdom.

Good luck on your goals! I've got a very similar list :)

the southern hostess said...

To do lists are so inspiring! Good luck with yours. And that picture is incredible.

ConnieB said...

you have a good head on your shoulders!!

oh- and very cute blog(: ♥

Cinnamon said...

I love this. I need my own list of accomplishments. I feel like I'm floundering a bit.