On the plate - an elephant
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
When I think at all about what I've got ahead of me, I'm awed by the number of important things. For example, we'll be leaving this home in a couple of months and, before we go, we've got a decorative garden to plan and install. Most of the interior work on this house is done, and the yard is the final frontier.
Also some finances to rationalize, as we sold the multi-story home we've been living in for the last 15 years or so for a single story condo apartment. There are tax implications. Need to at least tease them out some, before engaging a CPA.
And, when finances appear, there is always the question of the wisdom of our investments so far and the wisdom of pursuing alternatives. Not my forte.
In addition, planning some of the travel that we say we'll do, but don't often do, is important - particularly important as our health may not support active vacations in the near future, and those are the most rewarding for us.
Last, but by no means least, we are at a point where at least preserving, if not improving, our general health and capability is important. A recent doctor visit presented the message: do all you can to maintain and improve health, but realize that there are some things you'll probably never do again. A bit of reality encroaching on my self-image fantasy.
So there's an elephant on my plate. Lots to do. Important. And the only way to eat an elephant? One bite at a time.