Finally it's a new year. I can say with absolute certainty that I am not sorry to see the old year gone. The past 2 years have been awful. Today, I welcome this new year with the hope that it will be a better year. I intend that it will be a more productive year. For the first time I have set my intentions in writing. Not resolutions. Intentions. I do not need to "resolve a problem". My "intent" is to have a better year. So I step into 2015 with purpose to have a great, productive year. My hope is for better health and strength.
I will start my year off in the morning with the Genealogy Do-Over. I'll be following along with Thomas, putting the right research habits in place as I go. I hope to learn a lot of new techniques. I've been at this for so long, over 30 years, but I didn't start online until 1999. I have a lot to work on in the citation area. I am unable to travel so I will be learning good ways to obtain records by mail, I hope.
I have been sitting and watching everyone rush around over this thing. I can not move so quickly so I have waited. I will be going at a slow pace. I want to do it right this time. I don't want to pile it on so big I run out of steam. I really have a final goal to reach. When you are told you are dying, a lot of stuff goes through your head. One of my thoughts was my work. Why had I worked so hard for so long on my family history? What was I to do with it? Well, I have figured that out. My goal is to have a clean and well documented file to leave online and to create books to leave a hard copy for those who come in the future. Tada! I have a plan and I get to live too. Good stuff there!
I have closed my big file (a little over 7000 individuals) for the last time. I will have a nice clean, empty file to start work on come morning. When I open my shiny new RootsMagic7 in the morning it will be the beginning of a new adventure. By the way, congrats to Bruce for the "Best Genealogy Product of 2014" (for RootsMagic7) by Tamura Jones. I will not argue about it as I am in total agreement!
Good Hunting Everyone!