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Welcome to The Journey to Magnificence! This is week forty-five: December 16-22, 2018.

I love getting close to the end of the year. It’s time to wrap up projects, set new goals, and look forward to what the new year holds. This week has been good, especially with my discipline. I altered my Google Calendar a bit to schedule things specific to the three areas of my life: personal, professional, and side-hustle/blogging. With different colored calendars, it’s easy to see what I need to get done each day for each area.

This helped with sticking to my schedule, too, for some reason.

What I Said I’d Do

  • Finish writing, editing, and scheduling/submitting posts for the rest of December
  • Write 2500 words for The Seventh Sorceress
  • Finish filling out SYG Planner
  • Spend 3 hours in SYG course

What I Actually Worked On

  • Finished the posts for December!
  • Wrote over 2500 words for my book!
  • Finished filling out as much of the Slay Your Goals planner as I could given the time of year (Planner goes on sale again on December 26th!)
  • Spent 3 hours in the Slay Your Goals course
  • Started Janet Shaughnessy’s General Transcription Theory & Practice course
  • Completed one lesson of the Project Management for Virtual Assistants course

Days 309 – 315

This week was better than last week in terms of reaching all the “champagne moments” I established last Sunday. I’m finding myself more motivated and excited to get things done as I worked through the Slay Your Goals Planner and the time I’m spending in Davina Faust’s Resolved group.

Having someone to which I’m accountable is a massive, massive help.

And this coming Thursday, December 27th, I’ll be publishing my list of goals for 2019 —> so keep an eye out for that! I’ll be reviewing how I did next year 😉

Admittedly, this month’s 30-day challenge is a little different than in previous months. The goal is to declutter, and I read the book Unstuff Your Life to help with that. It’s a great read with a lot of good tips and processes for cutting down on the clutter, and I’m trying to use those principles in our house now.

There’s just so much stuff!

I’m anticipating a bulk of the decluttering to take place next week while I’m off from work. The biggest hurdle so far has been the office closet, and that is now (mostly) ready to go.

And I know this is being posted on Christmas Eve, so I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas! Stay safe, have fun, and give thanks.

What’s Next?

  • Christmas!
  • Outline what I want my author website to look like and research hosting options
  • Finish Project Management for Virtual Assistants
  • Finish the Slay Your Goals Course
  • Spend 30 minutes to an hour every day working on the transcription course
  • Write out a detailed plan and schedule for 2019 so I can hit the ground running on January 1st
  • Finish my decluttering project by donating what we’ve filtered out

Week forty-five passed in a flurry of working in online courses, clarifying my 2019 goals, and decluttering our office closet.

The Journey to Magnificence is a series of weekly summaries of my journey through courses and resources provided by or found through the Work at Home School, hosted and delivered by Caitlin Pyle.

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Life coach, author, engineer, and host of the podcast This is Type 1: Real Life with Type 1 Diabetes. I teach T1Ds how to feel better without changing how they manage it.

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