Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The State of My Genea-Progress

Here we are at the end of January. Does anyone else feel that the first month of 2012 has just zipped on by? I wonder how all of my fellow Geneabloggers are doing with their goals? Is the buddy system still working for you?


My own personal report card at the moment is: B+. I've set some specific research, writing, and organizational goals.


Writing: "The Book" - I haven't had much time to devote to this project. I have had four articles to write in the past two weeks, plus finalizing my three presentations for the upcoming RootsTech conference. Sleep has become a luxury, and I'm lucky that my husband is still talking to me. Nevertheless, I've still tried to get in at least 15 minutes of writing per day. But, I MUST do better!


Research: No progress at all since last update. Hoping to find some information at the Family History Library later this week. I've looked up the film numbers of the microfilms I want to view and have saved this list as a PDF in Evernote because I can access it from my Blackberry, my iPad or any computer.


Organizational: I've continued to purge files in my filing cabinet--spending approximately 2 hours each weekend, and sorting out books that I want to donate to the "Friends of the Library" for their spring sale.


One area I have made progress in is trying to block out any outside negative influences on my time and energy. I experienced a small setback last week, but was able to regroup and continue to focus on what I need to accomplish.


I haven't checked in with my genea-buddy in awhile. I will do that today.



Copyright, 2012, Lisa A. Alzo


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