22 in 22: The Abyss, Unplug and Nonsense.

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.

Ideas welcome!

#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.

#miseenplacetheworld, amirite?

#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€

Up tomorrow:

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!!!!!

Published by Lily Fields

I am passionate about contentment. This is a challenge, because I am equally passionate about progress. I get up at 4:00AM to chip away at a solution to this monolithic problem: how to make progress on my contentment. Born and raised in the USA, I married a French philosophy teacher in 1999. We have lived in France since 2007. We stayed young and carefree until life threw us two curveballs in the form of little humans one after another in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Now I am a slightly older, slightly more exhausted version of myself, but with mystery stains on my walls and a never-ending pile of laundry.

3 thoughts on “22 in 22: The Abyss, Unplug and Nonsense.

    1. Thank yooooou so much for listening! I’m tickled by the positive response. Now it’s the heavy lifting of getting it known…which is, no joke…not easy! But it’s an adventure and there is always progress!


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