31 May 2011

Cleaning House and Setting Goals

I'm in the office on the last day of May with a surprisingly short list of things on my daily To Do List.  All of those things involve cleaning and organizing.  The most important thing on that list is "Make List of June Goals".  (I realize it may be a bit perverse to have, essentially, "make a list" on your list, but that's how I roll).

I'm transitioning into a new job (Assistant Dean) this summer.  It entails more responsibility, to be sure, so I want to make sure I do the job well.  Making a list of things I need to get done next month will help me with that.  But the (still developing) June Goals list isn't just about work.  There are things on there that have to do with the house ("Fill in screw holes in living room wall so wife can repaint spot"), personal goals ("Run three miles without stopping"), as well as gaming and blogging goals.

My blogging goals are simple but ambitious: I want to have 22 posts.  Since restarting this blog as (mostly) a gaming blog, my monthly best in terms of posts has been 21.  I think setting the bar one higher than my previous best is pretty good.  I hope I can keep all of those posts to some sort of respectable quality.

My gaming goals aren't quite as simple; I am still formulating them, actually.  I want to capitalize on the momentum built from our previous session last week, which means writing or finding some adventures that fit with our play style and that we can use to weave a fun campaign.  I need to flesh out a bit more of the world.  And I need to see if we really need to modify any of the rules to fit our group.  (I used Awesome Points from Old School Hack last session, for example).  I am going to try and make these more concrete today and post them here -- likely as the first of my 22 June posts!

Thanks to everyone who reads and comments here.

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new job! Best of luck with your list!

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  2. I should make a to-do list with "blogging" and "gaming" somewhere on it. Then, when I get yelled at for being on the computer or playing D&D, I can reply back, "But I AM working! Seeee!"

    ;-)

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  3. Assistant Dean? That's some responsibility all right. Congratulations and all the best in the new job -and with all your June goals as well.

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  4. List of goals is the perfect thing to do if u are not organised...as me :)

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  5. @ Dustin. It's that or make any game I run just a bunch of random tables (not that there's anything wrong with that.

    @Dangerous Brian. Thanks!


    @Carpet Cleaning -- I have to hold myself accountable or nothing will get done!

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