Goals and Accomplishing Things.

There’s a lot of stuff on my list to do over this break. The biggest things are applying for colleges, getting ready for the spring, re-reading as much of the wheel of time as I can for the release of AMOL on Jan 8, and learning 3+ guitar pieces for the spring semester.

Here’s a quote that I like: “When you do not have time for something, that is not an issue of scheduling, it is an issue of values.”

So, I have too many things I want to do. *Minor* things on my list include writing a book, typesetting an entire semester of calculus notes, writing an entire app (game), and typesetting about 15 pages of music, if not more.

So yeah, I’m busy for the next few weeks, and then the semester starts. I’ve already had to make some decisions on what’s really important, and what isn’t. I’ve stepped back from re-reading the entire WoT series, to just reading what I can. If I wanted to get the entire thing done, I’d be spending 6-8 hours every day reading.

But I wish that I didn’t have to, that I had enough time to do something. It really felt like an issue of scheduling, but it truly is an issue of values. Do I value reading more than getting in to college? More than being ready for another semester? No, I don’t. And I’ve had to step back and realize that.

That being said, I do want to knock down my todo list. Besides what I’ve listed here, other minor stuff is probably enough on its own to keep me busy for the entire break.

So what am I going to do? Well, I think I figured out what my problem is. I had (have) such a huge list because, once I started making the list, whenever something came up, I said, “I’ll put that on my Christmas Break todo list!”, and felt organized and accomplished.

Yeah, that didn’t work. So now, I don’t have a xmas break todo list. I have an ongoing todo list. I’ll get as much as I can, done over this break, but what I can’t get done, I’ll keep working on during the semester. Yes, I’ll still focus really heavily on schoolwork. But I still want to get things done, too.

Note: I typed up pretty much the entire Allemande from Bach yesterday, and I’m planning to knock out the Courante today. But I’ve taken the music scores page down for the time being, and I’ll talk more about that later. Right now, I’m going to go be productive.

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