Leaves of My Family Tree

Welcome to my website.  I have had an interest in genealogy for over 20 years.  I have been researching my family history off and on since I was going through some photos with my grandmother and realized that many of the photos weren’t identified.  These turned out to be my 2nd Great-Grandparents and other family members.

There was one picture which really provided a contrast in that it did have the people identified.  It showed my dad as a small child holding a chicken with my great-grandparents in the background on the porch.  (At least, I think it is my great-grandparents because although my dad is identified by his childhood nickname as buster, the people on the porch are not identified.)  The writing on the back of the photo says  “Buster holding chicken”.  So my family felt the need to make sure that everyone knew it was a chicken we don’t need to identify the people in the background!

I have been toying with a complete do-over for the past couple of years.  This coming year is the year I am actually going to get a do-over done!!

I am also trying to get organized in both my time-management and my home.  I am going through a de-cluttering process as well as a wardrobe organization as I begin the new year.

For time-management I am using a wirebound paper planner from FranklinCovey. I am organizing as recommended by the Franklin Covey Planner Guide as well as implementing the Pomodoro process of a time of focused work followed by a short break and then a longer break following a set number of work sessions.  I even installed a new timer that I think will make this more enjoyable for me.  Over this weekend, I will finish my mission statement and goal-setting process for the year.  I have many things that I want to accomplish this year and I am going to plan for those goals’ completion!  I am going to have an organized year without being completely stressed throughout the year!

I have started my time-management process in the last few weeks and I feel more focused and productive.  I am going to focus this year on maintaining this process for at least this year!  I seem to start off with a process each year and then go through at least 4 or 5 different systems and methodologies throughout the year!  This year is going to be different!

I will be adding status updates throughout the year as to how my organization processes are proceeding throughout the year.  I will also be adding updates on my genealogy do-over process.

Hope everyone has a happy and productive 2017!