A few years back, I began writing monthly to-do lists to help me keep track of what’s on my plate. I share these lists here, and report back each month on what I was able to accomplish.

My December list focused on wrapping up the 2023 calendar year with intention. Here’s what I was able to get done in the last month:

  • Finished my 2023 annual goals. I had several goals this past year that required monthly engagement (these were my 23 goals for 2023), so in this final month of the year, 9 out of 10 of them got wrapped up. (I didn’t get to watching all the Dawson’s Creek seasons, so that will roll over into 2024!) You can hear my final wrap-up on my 23 goals for 2023 in this podcast episode.
  • Drafted a winter bucket list. I’ve really been enjoying creating seasonal bucket lists this year (check out my spring break list, my summer list, and my fall list). You can check out my most recent winter bucket list in this blog post.
  • Prepped business services and tasks for 2024. As in previous years, I used part of my winter break to get ahead with some business tasks for the New Year. I created show notes templates for upcoming podcast episodes, brainstormed for my 2024 content calendar, uploaded new event posts for my online community Prolific, sent kick-off emails for my coach training and Slow Hustle programs, and got my recurring business tasks organized in Asana. So satisfying to start the year with all of those things checked off my list!
  • Finalized my 2024 goals. I wrapped up the final draft of my list of 24 goals for 2024 and did some planning for how I can accomplish them. (You can hear me talk about those goals in this podcast episode and read about my goals in this blog post.)

The last month of the year is always so satisfying as I get ready to turn the page to the new calendar year. Now it’s time to plan for a new month of to-do items! I’m ready to launch into January and see what this first month of the new year will bring.

Here are some of the items on my January to-do list:

  • Read the Throne of Glass series. This is one of my winter bucket list items that I chose specifically for January since it always feels like the first month of the year drags on and on. I’m planning to dive into this 8-book series to boost my mood.
  • Launch into some new responsibilities at work. At the end of December, it was announced that I’ll be taking on some interim leadership responsibilities for another area of my institution. Learning more about this new-to-me area and seeing how I can best support the additional teams that will be reporting to me is a priority this month.
  • Outline the book I want to write this year. I’m choosing between a couple of ideas for the nonfiction book I want to draft this year, and it will help me to do some outlining to see which one I want to land on. I’ll be using the Atticus app to stay organized and track my word count goals.
  • Kick-off new cohorts for coach training and Slow Hustle. Starting a new year means I get to work with new groups in my coach training and Slow Hustle programs (did you know Slow Hustle is 40% off this year???). I always love getting to know the new folks who join these programs.

Even though it always feels long, I’m really looking forward to this upcoming month! What are you looking forward to in the month of January?