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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.

So...

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.

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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.

Cheers
Jen





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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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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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