If you’re just joining me for the first time, I’ve got a list of 10 Major Goals I want to accomplish before I turn 40 in 2016. That’s what I refer to as my Life Worth Living; it’s a DBT thing. If you don’t want to stay stuck where you’ve been in life, you have to figure out where you want to go and what it would take to truly make your life worth living.
To get there, I’m using the Building Rome setup from Green Embers to break those major goals into smaller, more manageable pieces that I tackle on a weekly basis. Every week I do a Creative, Stress Management, Health, Financial, and School goal that tie back to my personal Building a Life Worth Living project.
I would strongly encourage anyone who wants a little boost in helping achieve goals to join Green Embers and the rest of the Building Rome crew as we reach for the stars.
Update from last week:
Creative – I still have some of my Christmas money from Mom left and I have the day off work today, so I’m going to the bead store. I got a book on our trip about making wire jewelry and I had found a pattern on Pinterest for making rings a bit ago so I really want to go get the supplies I need for that. I did make it to the bead store and then made an assload of jewelry, including the ring I mentioned. I wasn’t able to find a proper ring mandrel so I had to kind of cheat that part which means to make a ring a certain size I have to have one that fits the finger I’m making the new ring for and then see where it fits on the jig I got.
Stress Management – I need to get on top of the chaos that’s crept back in lately, both at home and at work. I tried to do some of that before we left on Friday, but it seems like I always kind of let my stuff explode when I get home from a trip. That’s a huge part of why I’m home today. I need to make a concerted effort to get myself organized again. This is going to include getting my ass in gear and working on those care packages. YES!!! For the most part I was able to get the chaos under control by Wednesday. Yesterday we got completely caught up on housework and even did some extra bits to help with the organization and whatnot. And the care packages got some much needed love.
Health – Time to get back into the full hygiene routine.
- Brush and floss 2x/day
- Shower every day
- Use special soap stuff at least once a week
Well, mostly I did this. I did take a shower every day and I did use the Hibiclens. What I was not so great about was the brushing and flossing.
Financial – I need to look at numbers this week. I’m really concerned that the Honda is going to be totaled, so that means buying a car again. Hopefully I’ll get enough out of it to pay off the balance of the loan. I won’t really know anything for several days yet. The claims adjuster is coming this afternoon to look at it. Anyway, I need to be prepared. I now know what the payoff amount is and I have an idea of what the blue book value is likely to be. Fortunately, the blue book is not quite twice the payoff. I’m hoping to know more about the whole car mess later today or tomorrow.
School – I want to get my homework done today if possible. There are only 2 discussion posts to do, and some replies that can’t be done until other people post, so that shouldn’t be too bad. If I can, I want to try to work ahead. We won’t have Josh’s daughter here for a visit until November 1, but that week is going to suck for homework. I didn’t get my homework done last Monday, but it did all get done on time and I was able to work ahead. There’s only really one piece that I could do early for this week and that’s taken care of. Now I just sit back and wait.
Goals for this week:
Creative – There’s some knitting to be done for the care packages and I’d like to get all of that done this week. Earlier this morning I scanned the dragonfly and lotus blossom I sketched awhile back so now I just need to manipulate the image and hopefully upload it to Redbubble. I also really need to get back to sketching.
Stress Management – I’d really like to get back on the treadmill because that helps a ton with my sleep. Provided everything goes alright at the dermatologist’s this afternoon and I can find a pair of pants that don’t rub funny, I’m going to try walking at least two nights this week for at least 15 minutes each time.
Health – I will figure out how to brush AND floss twice a day this week if it fucking kills me!!!
Financial – Friday is payday so I need to sit down and get the money for the month worked out.
School – I need to apply for the other certificate I’m going to be working on and apply for the actual Master’s degree. I’m really leaning towards doing a creative non-fiction course in the spring and I want to make sure it counts.