Days 24-31, Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Mind

January 24th: I decided to focus on my digital files this week, and I started by changing my email signature on both of my email accounts! (Long overdue, I know!) I also added my website to my email signatures and my Facebook page!

Dr. Angela Heck Mueller, Flute
Adjunct Music Instructor, Ohio Dominican University
Third Flute & Piccolo, Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Gahanna Site Manager & Instructor, Michelle Tuesday Music School
Flute Instructor, Music & Arts

January 25th: Today I organized all of our digital photos in folders on my computer by event, location, and year. I usually do this on a regular basis, but lately I haven’t been keeping up with it so there were wayyyyyy too many!

January 26th: This morning I updated my CV and resume with my website and some other concerts and events that have happened within the month. I try to update both documents on a monthly basis to make sure I don’t forget to add anything.

January 27th-28th: I started listening to the audiobook, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. I’m already a really organized person so it was nice to hear that I am on the right track, but there are always areas that need improvement! I could probably dedicate another month to this goal in order to use some of the new suggestions from this book! I’ve already created another list of projects to tackle later in the year!

January 29th: As per my usual Friday routine, I completed my weekly cleaning and laundry tasks before practicing and working from home. I’m really glad I started the year with this goal, because it has helped me cut back on the time it takes for these weekly chores! YAY!

January 30th: This morning I cleaned both of my offices at MTMS. I keep these spaces really organized, but they can quickly collect dust! Clean work spaces=more productivity!

January 31st: Outside of our Gals With Goals 30-Day Challenges, I set another goal for myself for the year. I decided that I would learn a different Telemann Fantasie each month. This month I learned Fantasie #2 in A Minor. I’m planning on recording them either all at once at the end of the year or in a couple different recording sessions throughout the year. More to come later on! I’m looking forward to a new month and a new goal!