Wow. Twenty-two goals is a lot of goals. Who knew it would take me the better part of the week to think through…well…not yet even all of them! Today should go pretty quickly: there is nothing terribly earth-shattering here!
#11 Protect Logins & Passwords from The Abyss
Ah yes, The Abyss. The Abyss that is my ever fleeting memory. This year, I need to get a handle on how to manage my logins and passwords in such a way that I don’t find myself stuck, as I currently do, resetting at least two passwords a day.
This shouldn’t be that hard. Please tell me it won’t be hard.
#12 Have Unplugged Hours
Remember, I am a person who does not have a smartphone. I have a circa 2006 Blackberry. Internet is not possible when I am not at home, unless I have my tablet and the place I am has free WiFi.
That said, in a way that relates back to the “I am doing and important work and cannot come down” of the Dopamine Loop chat (#8 on the 22 in 22), I want to make it clear to my family that there are moments during which I am completely available to them, and this means not even listening to a podcast.
My family is the important work that I am doing, during certain hours of the day. I want to make sure that they know this, even if it means I get a day behind in becoming Podcasting Royalty.
#13 The Go-To Catalogue
If you’ve been with me any length of time, you will recognize this as the late-breaking hero of my Buy No Clothes in 2021 Challenge: taking note of outfits that I like and that work, so that if I am feeling uninspired, I have somewhere to go for inspiration.
It is the lack of inspiration, with a splash of stress which is the number one trigger of wardrobe dissatisfaction for me. If I don’t ever want to say, “Ugh I have nothing to wear” again, then I need to do this.
I want to give it some better name, though, that the Go-To Catalogue. I want…I want like a cool fashion magazine name, a place where I can go for inspiration and I already own the items on the pages.
#14 Mise en Place and Planning
I spilled a lot of virtual ink about this at the end of the year, in what concerned my wardrobe, but I do believe that Mise en Place can save me in so many other ways, too. But to be able to get things ready in advance, I have to have done a small amount of planning.
If I’ve planned, then I can start assembling necessary tools, items, ingredients…as I find them and earmark them for when I am ready to actually get down to doing my Mise en Place.
Once Mise en Place is done, then, whenever I am ready to pull the trigger, I can get down to business.
This kind of flowchart (oooh, reverent silence please, as I repeat the sacred word…flowchart) way of working is very helpful to working on the podcast: having a document in which I note ideas of themes and topics, then a document for each episode as I start to work through the ideas and stories I want to share. They are all together when I sit down to actually write the episode…making the whole process smooth-ish.
#15 CPW <1€ , Global <0.20€
If you understood that….well, then you’re hired. You’re hired to be my assistant.
What it means is that I want the Cost Per Wear of each individual item in my closet to be less than 1€ per wear. This, unless I go hogwild with expensive purchases (which, I hope you know this about me, I will not), is doable, is nearly a fact with a few small exceptions.
However (because there is always a however…) just to keep myself honest on this, I also want to be at less than 0.20€ per wear for the global cost per wear of my wardrobe by the end of the year. I am currently at 0.23€
Okay, so I was debating if I wanted to continue running through the 22 in 22 or just skip ahead to my weekly check-in for the 22-not-all-entirely-defined-goals. I’m going to do the weekly check-in, because there has been progress this week, and I’m too excited to not share it.
See you then!!!!!