Thursday, September 05, 2013
Each month the A&I Team prompts us to write about our goals - looking at how last month went and how we want to proceed for the next few weeks. Since the first of the year it has been hard for me to write this kind of "goals" blog. My health went into a steep downward spiral and I just couldn't seem to wrap my mind around writing detailed expectations for what I would accomplish. At that time I was having trouble accomplishing getting up, or taking a shower or getting dressed!!! Somehow those didn't seem like traditional goals and I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to read about how narrow my life had become.
Now, eight months later, I am beginning to show small improvements. My health is not where it was a year ago, but I am slowly finding more energy and experiencing less pain. WooHoo! And my thoughts about goal-setting have changed as well.
I realized that I do indeed have a goal - it just looks a lot different than the ones I set when I started Spark:
MY GOAL = I WILL PUT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER!
Only one goal, but for me, right now, it's all I need. Each day I will start wherever I am and put one foot in front of the other. On a good day I may be ready for a walk, some house-cleaning and a visit with friends.
Not every day is like that, however. But my goal still holds. I can do the best I can with the strength and energy given me for that day.