So, finally, as the first month comes to a roaring finish ("Already" I hear myself scream as I suddenly realise that I have a bill due TODAY that I forgot because today should be tomorrow, not today. How did that happen?), I have settled on my goals for the year. I don't like to rush things.
"Only Fools Rush In"
So, if you can bear with me, here they are, my goals, as I said in my previous post (mostly) SMART goals, laid out bare (some are quite boring mind you):
1. Write a review of each book I read (in a timely manner, not like the "Why Weren't We Told" by Henry Reynolds, which is staring at me, waiting for me to say something. I think that it said so much to me that I am finding it difficult to review. I just need to do it and stop putting it off).
2. Read 2 books per month (so far I have accomplished this. Let's see if I can keep it up when it is not summer holidays)
3. Lower the migraines from over 15 days per month to less than 5 days per month. This will take a lot of work on lifestyle, relaxation and drug management, good dedicated work, hopefully.
4. Shrink the waistline to 80cm or less (I had to have a "lose weight" one).
5. Fix up the bathroom and kitchen. The tiles are falling off and we need some cupboards that have doors on them so I can stop looking at everything all the time.
6. Write at the library or cafe (ie not in the house) twice a week. After 6 months of doing at home, I think that I now need to break it up a little. Out might be good.
7. Finish Dip of Project Management. Once the kids go back to school, I might be able to think again, much higher chances of getting this done.
8. Exercise (ie cardio for 30 min) 3 times a week (yep, there it is again...)
9. Start a writer's group weekend retreat (perhaps quarterly) with some other likely characters. There have been some murmurings with a friend from my Wednesday monthly group, so there is one, we may roll along and collect a couple more.
10. Spend some time in the garden every week. It needs me, I need it. We are co-dependants.
11. Start volunteering 1/2 day every week. I have found a great group who work with Asylum Seekers and really need volunteers and am 2/3 through their training now. Yippee!
12. Give some time back to me, by writing myself & things I want to do into the family calendar...we'll see how that goes...!
Twelve things, twelve months, how tidy is that?
Oh, one more to mess things up,
13. Get more organised, be more organised, put systems in place so that I am not covered in paper and surprised by late bills or other nasties... (Surely that is a given with yearly goals if you are not suffering from OCD).
Tra la la la... Here we go, into February!