the new year.

Twenty-twelve was the year of China, of change, of soaking in the California sun, knowing that we would be leaving it for a while. Twenty-twelve was a trial run for 2013. Many of my goals and intentions took root last year, with January 1 just making it official. As this month rolls on, I'm learning even more about my productivity and how I'm spending my time... like how the key to a productive day for me is starting work at 7:45 a.m., having exactly two cups of coffee,  going from task to task without stopping for anything other than bathroom and lunch/snack breaks and then ending the day with a workout, dinner, a tiny bit more work and then an early bed time. Stopping means letting my body realize how tired it is, so better "breaks" are moving from an intensive task to a chore-checker task like putting away the laundry. And yes, at the end of the day, there's usually a thing or two still left on the to-do list, but I'm ok with that. This year is about enough