Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Here we are again!

Well really, you would think I had more sense than that but it seems that I did not do this here before. In fact it looks like I haven't done this online since 2003 and that in another blog altogether.

So what am I rambling on about? No less than a "Its my birthday what do I want the next year to look like?"

As I was reading over the one I did in 2013 I realized that a lot of what is on it still hasn't been done. It seems that for the last four years I've just been drifting.

"OK so this is not going the way I thought it would... what do I want my 54th year to look like?
  • I want it to be the year when I wind up some of the small projects that have been hanging round my mind for a decade or more.
  • I want it to be the year when I finally make real progress on my weight loss goals.
  • I want it to be the year when I start doing a bit of travelling.
  • I want it to be the year when I make enough progress against my mental demons that I am able to function like a normal human being even if it is only for a couple of months a year.
  • I want it to be the year when I finally start to get my life back.
  • I want it to be the year when I  find a couple of peers I can spend time with as friends.
  • I want it to be the year when I use what skills I have to help others like knitting for charity or telling stories to sick kids.
  • I want it to be the year when I complete a 52 week project or three.
  • I want it to be the year when I downsized my stuff to 250 items all together or 25 items in each category from clothing; craft supplies; ornaments; Christmas stuff; office supples; linens; paper books.
  • I want it to be the year when I read at least 52 books
  • I want it to be the year when I completed 12 online courses. 
  • I want it to be the year when I cleaned myself every other day and my room every week.
  • I want it to be the year when I consitently cooked healthy foods every day and cleaned the bathroom once a month.
  • I want it to be the year when I went to bed at the same time every night and got up at the same time every morning.
  • I want it to be the year when I took my medication and vitamins daily as perscribed never over or under dosing myself ever again"
That was then, today and for the next dozen days I am asking the same question but with a different age attached. What do I want my 58th year to look like?

This is the question before me today. Of the things I wanted in 2013 which things are still valid? Which ones are valid but undone? Which things are still valid but I have completed them?
Green for Valid. Gray for Valid and completed. Red for Invalid:
  1. I want it to be the year when I wind up some of the small projects that have been hanging round my mind for a decade or more.
  2. I want it to be the year when I finally make real progress on my weight loss goals.
  3. I want it to be the year when I start doing a bit of travelling.
  4. I want it to be the year when I make enough progress against my mental demons that I am able to function like a normal human being even if it is only for a couple of months a year.
  5. I want it to be the year when I finally start to get my life back.
  6. I want it to be the year when I  find a couple of peers I can spend time with as friends.
  7. I want it to be the year when I use what skills I have to help others like knitting for charity or telling stories to sick kids.
  8. I want it to be the year when I complete a 52 week project or three.
  9. I want it to be the year when I downsized my stuff to 250 items all together or 25 items in each category from clothing; craft supplies; ornaments; Christmas stuff; office supplies; linens; paper books.
  10. I want it to be the year when I read at least 52 books
  11. I want it to be the year when I completed 12 online courses. 
  12. I want it to be the year when I cleaned myself every other day and my room every week.
  13. I want it to be the year when I consistently cooked healthy foods every day and cleaned the bathroom once a month.
  14. I want it to be the year when I went to bed at the same time every night and got up at the same time every morning.
  15. I want it to be the year when I took my medication and vitamins daily as prescribed never over or under dosing myself ever again"
Only three invalid ones that is kind of scary. That four years has made so little difference. 1/5 invalid, 1/3 complete actually when you look at it that way it does not seem too bad until you consider it took me four years to get 1/3 of them done. Tomorrow I will take a look at the Valid ones and figure out how and when I'll work on them.

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