Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The Road Ahead
This past weekend, my best friend got married. It was a beautiful weekend and a beautiful wedding. I’m so happy for her and her new husband.
This past weekend was also an emotional roller coaster for me for various reasons. Without getting into specifics, I’ll just say that this has lead to a new tab in my Filo. There is a project I’m working on just for myself. I want to keep notes on this project. So where to file the information?
I could put it under “Health,” even though it isn’t directly health related. That is where I have the information now, but I gather that I will eventually have many notes for this project, so I don’t really want to blend it with my list of resistance training circuits and race information. I could put it under “Projects” except that this isn’t a project that will be done in a short amount of time. I’d also like to keep detailed information on this – on my goals and progress and the like – so it really needs more room than my general “Projects” tab would allow (with so many other project lists behind that tab, the information would get lost too easily).
What’s a girl to do?
I have decided to eliminate my “Ideas” tab (at least for now) and put all of that information behind my “Lists” tab. Really, the two sections overlap anyway, so this is the most logical choice. Then, I will create a new tab for my personal project.
What to call it?
I don’t want to label it something so obvious. This is a personal endeavor and should someone see the tab, I don’t necessarily want them to know what it is I have behind there. So I’m simply going to label it “Me.” Someone from our Philofaxy community has done this somewhere along the line (forgive me, I forget who). I don’t quite remember the specifics of the person’s “Me” tab, but I thought this was such a great idea. So often (especially women) have tabs for other people and events – their husbands, their kids, their schedules, their lists. But where’s the tab specifically for her information? Because this is a very personal project, I thought that “Me” was a perfect label, even if it doesn’t say much about what’s behind there. Then again, that is the point.
This project has been a long time coming, something I’ve needed to start for a while. It finally got to the point of real necessity. I am hopeful that everything will come together well and that the outcome will be good. Having made my first step with this project, I’m well underway to getting there. It will take some time and the road may not be easy, but it’s something that needs to be done. I am thankful that I have recognized the need and that I made that first step all by myself.
Here’s to my friends and their new life together and to my personal road ahead. Cheers.