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Day 210 Belated goals and plans for 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Better late than never...

This is long and semi detailed - so don't feel you have to read it. This is for me, more than anything.

Actually I was putting off doing this as I had been in a down spiral for the last 6 weeks and while hanging in there, I wasn't putting in my all - to any part of life. That's not how I want my 2013 to be.


Things I KNOW are happening this year:
My son is going into Class 2 at school.
I am finishing up study, and looking for work to supplement the income my felting and graphic design brings in.
My son and I are going to England for 6 weeks, in September.


I am putting time limits for my goals so that I can create little steps to achieve them by a certain date.

My GOALS for this year are

HEALTH - to fix my bike up (January) and by Christmas 2013 be able to ride around this (very hilly) area easily.
- to be running or biking with my son to school daily (by the end of term 1)
- to be 35kg less by September (our trip away - more would be great but I am aiming for a more achievable 35)
- to have addressed particular sabotaging behaviours and moved on (FFS)
- to get a work/study/home/family/sleep/m
eal routine up and running smoothly (by end of February)

PERSONAL - to keep a daily journal and daily to-do list to make sure I reach my goals.
- to finish writing my collection of short stories and submit at least 3 of them (one competition, two journals)
- to find meaningful work (by October)
- to deter my habit of isolating myself, and to grow relationships in my circle, I am having someone around for a meal, at least once a week.
- do something meaningful for someone else, once a week.

HOME - to maintain a house and garden I am content in (not for ego, but for my soul)
- a herb garden in back courtyard - weeded out by March, and a new plant put in every 5 kgs lost.
- throw out my fat clothes (August)
- sort out and declutter my pantry (by end of April)
- Weed out front garden (May)

FAMILY -Do an 'adventure' with Crusoe, EVERY WEEK.
-Get Crusoe confident on his bike (term 1)
- take Crusoe away camping for Mother's day weekend (May)
- Crusoe to cook a meal twice a week (starts now!)
- Family chores 1/2 day together once a week.
- find a free music concert to go to together, once a month
- join kungfu together
-learn piano together (starting this week!)

OTHER - finish Crusoe's dragon (by end of FEB)
- one large and 20 small felt projects done (min) every month
- do 4 markets throughout year
- buy myself a great pair of shoes (every 15 kg lost) (all my shoes are decades old and had it.)
- to pay all bills and rent each month without anxiety Work out a weekly budget ($diary then sorted by end of March)

I think I shall add to this - particularly I plan to completely break all these goals down into doable steps. But shall do that with pen and paper. And that is this week's task.



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHOES17 1/28/2013 9:02PM

    Wow the family part is inspiring! My favorite part is the a herb garden in back courtyard That is fantastic! It was a great read, glad I didnt miss it!

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SHOES17 1/28/2013 9:02PM

    Wow the family part is inspiring! My favorite part is the a herb garden in back courtyard That is fantastic! It was a great read, glad I didnt miss it!

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DALID414 1/24/2013 10:56PM

    That's a great quote to repeat.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 1/23/2013 8:21AM

    Great plan! You have some major items to accomplish and I wish you great success! I hope your journey is progressing well!

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KELLIEBEAN 1/21/2013 10:33PM

    I love it! Excellent plan. I think that is so cool you write short stories. I would love to read them when you get them out there.

Thank you for sharing your goals!

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CMERUN29 1/21/2013 10:29PM

    You've obviously put a lot of thought into your plan. You do have it within you to accomplish your goals. Best of luck!

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GOANNA2 1/20/2013 7:40PM

    Great plan Jen. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WENDYJM4 1/20/2013 4:27PM

    a great plan. emoticon

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LISAMG1220 1/20/2013 11:33AM

    Sounds like a solid plan. I love the poster. You do have it within you!! Thanks for sharing with us! :)

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