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Reshaped Foundations: 12 Week Year EOQ1/ROW80 Round 4

 The 12-Week Year is still new for me, so I’ve decided to review my goals at the end of each quarter (every three weeks) to make sure they’re still working for me. Here’s my first review, with some adapted goals based upon what I’ve learned during the inaugural three weeks.

Note: This isn’t my Week Four Midweek Update; that will follow a bit later in the day.

Relationships, Family, and Home:

Complete beta readings for Spellfire’s Kiss and Stained Blood (giving back and paying forward).

  • No changes to the overall goal here, but my action plan is shifting. More on that in my midweek update.

I’ll celebrate the completion of each of these books by giving myself an evening of leisure to cap off the effort expended.

Declutter/clean/ organize porch; my side of bedroom; and my study, making these spaces useful and tidy.

  • No changes needed here.

I’ll celebrate the completion of each area by spending some time in it – reading, journaling, having a cup of coffee, listening to music – just some time to quietly and privately enjoy what I’ve accomplished.

Complete required homeschool obligations, including facilitating Jeremiah’s driving practice.

  • No changes to the goal, but moving the reporting action plan forward; I forgot I adjusted the due date by two weeks.

I’ll celebrate the completion/submission of the reports with an evening of relaxation once the reports have been emailed (prior to November 15, 2017). I’ll celebrate assisting Miah by continuing to enjoy our time together, and sprinkling adventures along the way.

Professional/Financial:

Complete the DIY-MFA Pixels to Platform Course and Montoya Digital Marketing’s Slaying SEO class, and devote 3 hours weekly to Holly Lisle’s How to Revise Your Novel course.

  • With  Slaying SEO now active, I’ve adjusted the action plan for this goal to accommodate it.

I’ll celebrate the completion of each course with an hour or two of reflection/brianstorming/dreaming accompanied by a beverage of my choice. I’ll celebrate completing each week’s revision time with an Enterprise episode or fanfiction hour.

New Writing:

Plan, plot, and draft one fantasy novel (Trueborn: Solemates), and write a poem a day for OctPoWriMo.

  • No changes here, either. 

I’ll celebrate the completion of each stage of the novel creation by reading one work of fiction from my Kindle library, and purchasing another (because books!). I’ll celebrate the completion of my OctPoWriMo challenge by compiling the poems and associated drawings into a rough chapbook.

Chef Bluebeard:

Attain average sales of $200/week. 

  • Reduced this goal.

Complete and launch website.

  • No changes here.

Contact 10 business establishments regarding POS placement.

  • Changed goal to be more specific.

Continue scheduling/ selling at local events.

  • No changes.

I’ll celebrate the attainment of this income level with Jim, and with the kids, in a way that will be relevant for us all…since I won’t be the only one involved in this, I don’t want to be the only one determining the nature of that celebration. I”ll celebrate the site launch by sharing it widely, staring at it plenty, and tweaking it as I learn and grow! 

 

Health, Fitness, and Spirituality:

Samsung Health:

Complete the 5K Training Samsung Health, and begin again, to build strength and competency.

  • Changing this a bit. Rather than move right to the 10K, I’m going to repeat the 5K, to gain strength.

I’ll celebrate the end of the 5K Training with the purchase of 2 pound hand weights; and the end of the 12 Week Year training by investigating 5K races for 2018.

Attend tai chi class six times monthly, health and weather permitting, and explore yoga and reiki at ReVibe.

  • Changing goal to six tai chi classes a month, and timing for yoga in action plan.

I’ll celebrate this goal – by doing it! The doing will be its own reward, each time.

Eat three vegetable-based meals or snacks weekly by end of year.

  • Although I’d love to think I’m going to cook every week – well, I’m not that likely to do it. So I’m shifting the goal to simply eating veggie-based meals and snacks.

I’ll celebrate attaining this goal by going out to enjoy a vegetarian meal.

 

Personal Expression:

Purchase three new bras from three sources, and evaluate.

  • No changes needed.

I’ll celebrate attaining this goal by retiring my existing bras – and by getting one more of whichever is my favorite of the new three.

Assess my jewelry and other accessories, and purchase new pieces under $20 as they speak to me.

  • Changing action plan – taking an extra 2 weeks to go through jewelry.

I’ll celebrate the attainment of this goal by finding and purchasing a more efficient place to store my pretty little treasures when I’m not wearing them.

Evaluate my wardrobe as the season changes, purchasing a second pair of jeans; gloves; and other items as needed.

  • No changes needed here.

I’ll celebrate this one by enjoying my new, well-fitting clothing!

 

Author:

I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

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