Accountability Check In - too many months ... lost track

~ little grub, lotta goals ~  (a series) 

 in which I show you my TO DO lists (monthly) and list what I accomplished & what I didn't, in an effort to stay accountable to my work, and also just be transparent about how i spend my time. 

caveat: I stopped doing this from May onward. or at least, I stopped making these giant ass monthly lists & sharing them publicly. why? dunno, many reasons, I guess. but I'm back and I'm gonna see how this morphs to feel right for goal tracking of late. 
that seem okay? okay, here it is. 

In the next 3 months (end of July, Aug, Sept) I will : 

continue to s l o w d o w n. this summer it feels important to rest, nourish my body, listen, determine my needs & boundaries AND verbalize them strongly/stick to them. 

I will do this by: 
- walking to work 1x weekly, riding the other 4 days
- spending more unscheduled time at home (you're allowed to watch TV without doing something at the same time sometimes)
- really listening to my gut when it's telling me something is/is not working. verbalizing my needs: especially in relation to work - financially and how I spend time. 
 

life admin

  • get library card & start using overdrive. I STILL need to do this because somehow my schedule does not align with the local library hours. 
  • groceries: give insta cart a fair go. this seems to really work for keeping anxiety about food prep low - do once every 2 weeks, supplement with small shops in between. (check $ & whether it's working). 
  • go to the DMV, renew license/get real id or whatever tf that thing is. (appt set, see gCal) 
  • check in on my Workflowy big picture notes (recently started using this for some longer term goal setting and visioning) 

financial admin

  • stay on top of personal finance goals (check in IRL about) 
  • continue to read about finance management for > 30 min/ week. 

health - mental etc

  • HIKE a lot more please (camp aug 11/12), more sunday hikes, more neighborhood walks. 
  • friend and sister dates (Pat visiting, Deva visiting) <3
  • choir weekly. practice when down time, walking places, grocery shopping (choir break until 
  • sweep room weekly, wash sheets regularly, open windows in the house, vaccum rug. keep working on improving the entire home. 
  • therapy monthly. just keep going, try to do the things she gives you to work on, keep working out the $ to make it work. 

craft/making/projects

i think i actually just want to leave these open ended. some things are on the go, some are waiting for me. I'll fill this in as I see fit. 

KNITTING

SEWING

DYEING

TRADES

close knit

  • Interview guest ep 40 (start of Aug - ls), interview guest ep 41 (start Sept - ac) 
  • work with editor 
  • release ep 39 (end July -mr), release ep 40 (end Aug), release ep 41 (end Sept) 
  • newsletter 
  • welcome & thank new patrons, (Aug, Sept) 
  • sponsor relationships - emails. (Aug, Sept) 

 

xx

ani 

Accountability Check In - April/May

~ little grub, lotta goals ~  (a series) 

 in which I show you my TO DO lists (monthly) and list what I accomplished & what I didn't, in an effort to stay accountable to my work, and also just be transparent about how i spend my time. 

In May I will: 

s l o w  (TF) d o w n 

I will do this by: 

- putting fewer things on my To Do list - (the irony of this is not lost on me) 
- walking to work 1-2x weekly (instead of riding)
- sitting on the back porch more
- reflecting on how I moved across the world under 6 months ago & how I am doing okay in spite of (because of) this. 

Life admin

  • get library card & start using overdrive 

financial admin

  • Schwab deposit 
  • Research credit card to build credit & earn points/miles
  • Mint 3 month check in 
  • Budget for gospel choir uniform 

health - mental etc

  • HIKE a lot more please
  • friend and sister dates 
  • Mother’s Day brunch 
  • contact CK re summer school 
  • choir weekly. practice when down time, walking places, grocery shopping 
  • sweep room weekly, wash sheets regularly, open windows in the house, vaccum rug 
  • call & sort out therapy, begin looking for a match 

craft/making/projects

  • re-skein cotton to gift to verbies (it’s getting to be a bit late, but this is still important to me!) 
  • Mend my Pyne and smith dress 
  • work on Thea's cardigan (finish?) 
  • spend time with the quilt. maybe even finish the preliminary lines and think about how to bind it.
  • finish sock #1 red 
  • order more mustard wool to start sock for annie
  • start a plan for Summer of Basics

close knit

  • interview guest for ep 38 
  • Find temp editor 
  • release ep 38 end of month 
  • create patreon playlist for June 
  • send newsletter with updates (2nd) 
  • Guatemala debrief : figure out logical sequence 
  • 13k shawl gift 
  • magazine writing - contact person about 

& always - enough water, 8 hours sleep, try to figure out how to make eating/food prep easier 

 

APRIL (a recap/ the list of what I got done) 

Life admin

  • get library card & start using overdrive - didn't do, library hours weird. 
  • post docs for aus super ✅ 4/14
  • Go to DMV & get a CA license (need this to do the next 2) 
    • open savings account ✅ 4/20
    • re-open roth ira acct & deposit money into ✅ 4/20
  • Also, do your taxes ✅ 4/16

health - mental etc

  • friend and sister dates - coffees, crafting sessions & sleepovers ✅ 4/10 dinner/intl sibling day ✅ coffee Nat 4/15 ✅ coffee Kaya ✅ Jaclyn hikes
  • go to Music 148 to help CK 1-2 times. Go to their concert ✅ concert 4/7
  • choir weekly. get tunes from Tori. practice when down time, walking places, grocery shopping ✅ 4/9 ✅ attended every rehearsal, practiced while walking/cycling
  • sweep room weekly, wash sheets regularly, open windows in the house, vaccum rug ✅ 4/14 ✅ 4/22
  • healthcare set up  ✅ online acct
  • call & sort out therapy, begin looking for a match  - migrate to May task 

craft/making/projects

  • re-skein cotton to gift to verbies  - didn't do! 
  • hem the black linen piece I got to turn into a cover for the shelf in the sun room - didn't do, not a priority yet? 
  • work on Thea's cardigan (sleeves)  ✅ sleeve one 3/4 done
  • spend time with the quilt. maybe even finish the preliminary lines and think about how to bind it. ✅ half way done 2/11
  • finish sock #2 beige ✅ 4/10
  • finish sock #1 red - partially done 
  • order more mustard wool to start sock for annie- sock cast on 4/11 ✅
  • start a plan for Summer of Basics (can happen as late as May) - migrate to May

close knit

  • interview guest for ep 37 - get set up before La leaves on microphone ✅ 4/15
  • Edit pod Monday ✅ 4/23
  • release ep 37 end of month ✅ 4/27
  • create patreon playlist for may. ✅ playlist found 4/23
  • send newsletter with updates (first newsletter ever? v scared of this task tbh)  ✅ 4/20
  • Guatemala debrief > May
  • 13k shawl gift  > May
  • magazine writing > may?
  • send object to melb ✅ 4/14

& always - enough water, 8 hours sleep, meal prep and ask to be fed 

That's it, really. These are the things I want to and need to do in addition to my regular life things of day job and general keeping self alive tasks. 

I'm really into list writing and goal setting and keeping track of things with as much honesty as possible. If ya ever want to talk goals and accountability, I'm into it. And if this is a thing that you're like oooof I struggle with this, shoot me an email at hello [at] closeknit [dot] com [dot] au && let's chat - I provide this sort of support to folks on my patreon who pledge $15/month or more, and I'm here to help! 

xx

ani 

On Accountability & Transparency - A Goal/TO DO list check in

~ little grub, lotta goals ~ 

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i've been thinking for a while about how to share the way that I plan & write goals & create to-do lists, so i thought I'd just pop a little post out here. why not? sharing about how i spend my time is important to me, and sharing it publicly helps me be transparent, share resources and ideas && it (hopefully) gives me a chance to be held accountable. 

If you follow me on instagram, you would have seen a post I wrote in February that very plainly listed my goals.

I never got a chance to share the end result of my February goal-setting, mainly because it was just too unweildy a post for instagram. so here it is (annotated to show what got done and what didn't) 

In February I will:

  • audition for gospel choir ✅ (2/3) EDIT: *join* gospel choir!
  • create and launch a patreon for the podcast  (created ✅ 2/3)
  • celebrate the births of two people I care a lot about (my little brother!) ✅ (we made a family video to send him) ✅ sent 2/22
  • visit my parents, go for a hike with them ✅ 2/10
  • find my sewing machine’s pedal, or invest in a new one & make my first sewing project of 2018 (a pillowcase lol) ✅ it was at home!
  • have sleepovers with my sister ✅ if at my parents house counts ✅ second sleepover with mom too!
  • go on hikes (make this a priority) : lake walk ✅ 2/3 home walk ✅ Oakland hills walk ✅ (2/17)
  • teach at least one knitting class (check - did on 2/27) 
  • start going to Music 148 at Berkeley and help my professor, CK, teach the class I took 5 times when I was a student (get back on the drums, sing and dance) - did not do, went in March
  • finish knitting my mustard socks 🧦 ( ✅ 2/4)
  • start a jumper (and let’s be real probably start a bunch of other projects, too) EDIT: instead pick up Thea’s cardigan! ✅ worked on the sleeves
  • interview a new podcast guest ( ✅ 2/5)
  • edit ep 35 of the podcast (which I am so excited about- I spoke to @eliandbarry and @engagedweaving) - EDIT: ep 35 is now Tal’s because of showcasing her grad show! Lily and James to come in March ️️- (check - ep 35 edited and posted) 
  • buy cupcakes for my coworkers ✅
  • knit beanies for friends, make some new friends (hopefully) be a good friend to the ones I have ✅ began one for Victoria (edit: made them into mitts for her) 
  • set up a savings account and a roth ira EDIT: get drivers license to be able to set up savings account > do in March
  • as always: sleep 8 hrs a night, drink a lot of water, ride my bike to and from work

aiming for accountability and transparency, sharing here, happy to share irl, always down to talk goals

So, the Feb goals went pretty well overall. I ended up ditching this system of goal writing for March because I was traveling with my family and attending my sister's wedding for about half of it, so I'm picking it up now in April, migrating the Feb tasks that did not get done, and adding April-specific goals. 

In April I will/ I am (given that it's already april) : 

Life admin

  • get library card and start using overdrive
  • post docs for aus super
  • Go to DMV & get a CA license (need this to do the next 2) 
    • open savings account
    • re-open roth ira acct & deposit money into

health - mental etc

  • friend and sister dates - coffees, crafting sessions & sleepovers
  • go to Music 148 to help CK 1-2 times. Go to their concert
  • choir weekly. get tunes from Tori. practice when down time, walking places, grocery shopping
  • sweep room weekly, wash sheets regularly, open windows in the house, vaccum rug
  • healthcare set up 
  • call & sort out therapy, begin looking for a match 

craft/making/projects

  • re-skein cotton to gift to verbies 
  • hem the black linen piece I got to turn into a cover for the shelf in the sun room
  • work on Thea's cardigan (sleeves) 
  • spend time with the quilt. maybe even finish the preliminary lines and think about how to bind it 
  • finish sock #2 beige
  • finish sock #1 red
  • order more mustard wool to start sock for annie 
  • start a plan for Summer of Basics (can happen as late as May) 

close knit

  • interview guest for ep 37 - get set up before La leaves on microphone
  • find editor/edit
  • release ep 37 end of month
  • create patreon playlist for may
  • send newsletter with updates (first newsletter ever? v scared of this task tbh) 
  • Guatemala debrief
  • 13k shawl gift 
  • magazine writing 
  • send object to melb 

& always - enough water, 8 hours sleep, meal prep and ask to be fed 

That's it, really. These are the things I want to and need to do in addition to my regular life things of day job and general keeping self alive tasks. 

I'm really into list writing and goal setting and keeping track of things with as much honesty as possible. If ya ever want to talk goals and accountability, I'm into it. And if this is a thing that you're like oooof I struggle with this, shoot me an email at hello [at] closeknit [dot] com [dot] au && let's chat - I provide this sort of support to folks on my patreon who pledge $15/month or more, and I'm here to help! 

xx

ani