Last year I tried Evernote for the first time. This involved purchasing a scanner for my paper bills (got a super cheap one--$20 on Amazon), installing Evernote on all my devices (computer, phone, tablet, etc.) and setting up a "Financials" file on my computer. Can you say overkill???
For every bill received via snail and/or e-mail, it was scanned (if necessary), saved as a .pdf and filed in both the Financials file on my computer and then saved into Evernote. (Super cool thing about Evernote is that if you save it on one device, it automatically syncs to the rest). I also did this with all my tax related docs: payment for quilts, business purchases, tax donations, you get the idea. Yes, it was time consuming and since it was my first time trying this, I was overly cautious and redundant. Because this was my first year with Evernote (and partially because I'm
This year, though, things are changing a bit. I've refined my Evernote usage and will not save everything to my hard drive (don't tell Dennis that part. He still doesn't trust Evernote *shrug*). I've set up a new e-mail account that will receive ONLY electronic bills (the goal here is to keep me from losing bills and getting the dreaded "late notice."
And I'm finally breaking into my Life.doc system from Get Buttoned Up. (I've owned this for four years now; however, I didn't want to rush into it!!) Not sure what it entails, but it can't hurt, right??
Then, on the personal side, I'm determined to get healthy, I've always exercised off and on, but this year, I intend to get serious and do something physical six days a week. I'm already doing so well!! Yesterday we took the dogs out for a four-mile walk and today I spent 35 minutes on our elliptical. Yes, I know...its only the second day of January and there are still 350+ days to go. But, its a start!
I also plan to be more organized with my customer quilts as well as my own stuff. I will quilt for customers M-F (taking Wednesday to do some piecing of my own) and will, with a little determination, quilt my own tops on weekends. Biggest barrier to quilting my own tops? Me!! Give me a customer quilt and I can come up with great ideas; give me my own quilt and I cannot make a decision. Go figure.
So, that is my basic plan for 2015. Did you make any specific resolutions? Share if you'd like and maybe we can motivate each other!
Thanks for hanging in there with me...
Oh, yeah, forgot to mention: I plan to post at least twice a week in 2015!