Remember that BareNaked Ladies song? Well, here’s a few thing I would do:
Quit my day job
Buy some great photo editing software
Sign my kids up for 9-3 daycare everyday (this would give them consistency and I would only miss a few waking hours with them since 12-3 is nap time)
Write everyday with a latte
Pay off my house
Take pictures every day
Open a wellness studio offering yoga, Pilates, massage, clothing and jewelry
Get some samples made for my clothing line
Self publish my children’s books for my children
Last year I signed up for NaNoWriMo in the hopes of starting and finishing my first novel. I started it, but I did not finish it for 9 months. I now have a VERY rough draft of said novel, but haven’t done much with it since. I do intend to finish it some time, but that’s not on the calendar yet.
I decided not to sign up this year, because I have a bit too much going on to commit to one more thing. I’m settling for smaller goals- like working out a few times a week, getting to work every day, and following my low-iodine diet so my taste buds are not zapped into oblivion with my cancer. Instead of participating in NaNo, I will commit to writing every day. Not any certain number of words or for any grandiose goal, but just so that I’m continuing to write, even on the days when all I want to do is sleep.
However, that said, I think you should seriously consider signing up for it. It’s a huge goal, but a totally attainable one. One that I know I could meet now that I know just how quick you can get the approximately 1667 words per day on the page. I’ll be your cheerleader, if you tell me about it. Good luck!
I’ve been moonlighting on another blog. www.soihavecancer.blogspot.com. When I first found out about the cancer I needed an outlet, but wasn’t sure if I was going to go public with the having of said cancer. Obviously I did, but I’m still keeping it a bit separate from my real life. But it’s there if you want to check it out.