Happy 2018, everyone!
As has become the custom, I’m running later than I wanted to be. Life has been very busy of late, as I and my family learn to deal with the realities of terminal illness. The ROW80 “break” was filled, for me, with adjustments – moving furniture, accepting and adapting to Jim’s new limitations, taking on new responsibilities, and seeking joy amid sorrow.
I also spent some time thinking about my 2018 Round 1/ 12 Week Year Two goals. I was stumped, for a while, because so much is uncertain in my life, beyond that the changes will keep coming, and are likely to be disruptive.
I finally decided to create goals that are less specific than my usual. I’ve separated them by category, but also by Doing/Being.
I may not manage all, most, or any of these goals – but I have a need for a direction and goals of my own, even now…
On Wednesday, I’ll share my progress-to-date, as well as the Action Plan for Week One.
Blue with Overstrike: Goal Completed.
Green: In Progress.
Black: Still Waiting.
Relationships, Family, and Home:
- Tend to family and home through cleaning, rearranging, homeschooling, and meeting needs.
- Touch base with all family members weekly; facilitate what they need/want as I am able.
- Gather and consider ideas on how to make our home a sweeter place.
- Simply be with my beloveds, and enjoy the spaces we’re creating in our home and our lives.
- Make and enact plans for business liquidation; family finances; and personal professional development as possible.
- Evaluate family finances while Jim is still able; assure I can access all relevant accounts; secondary priority.
- Devote one hour to personal professional development, five days weekly; tertiary priority.
- Take time to feel my way and the needs of those around me; ask for and accept help as needed/offered.
- Spend a few moments five days weekly organizing these ideas and available/potential resources into plans/actions, and honoring those who offered them.
Body, Mind, and Soul:
- Get adequate exercise; stress relief; entertainment; nutrition; and rest.
- Dedicate time to personal and interpersonal mind/body/soul practices.
- Practice journaling and meditation at least five times weekly.
- Take breaks/touch base with other family members as needed throughout the week.
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