Can you believe it’s November already? This year has just zipped by. We’ve rounded the final turn and are heading into the homestretch of 2012, with the finish line in sight. (Ok, you’ll have to forgive the racetrack analogy—my Dad had a horse and I spent a lot of time at the track growing up.) It’s time for me to check back on my 2012 goals and see what I might be able to wrap up during these last two months. The year took some unexpected twists, and I know I’m not going to meet some of my original goals, but there’s no sense dwelling on those now. I think it's best to focus instead on what I still want to accomplish.
- Finish and submit an application to OGS Century Families of Ohio on my Eberhard and Ballenger ancestors
- Finish and submit an application on my husband’s behalf to Century Families of Ohio on his Evans ancestors
- Continue researching the Sanborn families of Loudonville, Ohio, to trace their path back to New Hampshire
- Do research for my clients
- Process and file all loose research notes from this year in the appropriate surname binders (my mantra: no new piles!)
- File more lecture handouts, notes, and research guides for easy retrieval when I need them
- Write research reports for clients
- Write research plans on two families for my personal research
- Write columns for The In-Depth Genealogist
- Continue posting regularly here at A Sense of Family
- Decorate my blog for the holidays (I had to throw something fun in here!)
- Participate in my NGSQ Study Group discussions
- Watch two webinars
Well, that sounds like more than enough to keep me busy for the next couple of months. Some of these things I’ve already started, and just need a little push to finish. I’ve found that if I put it out here for everyone to see, it gives me that extra kick to get it done. And I’m hoping it will help me stay focused during the holiday rush. How about you? What do you hope to get done before the year ends?