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reach for the starsIf 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.

Every week I do a Creative, Stress Management, Health, Financial, and School goal that tie back to my Building a Life Worth Living project. I’ve also added a Simplifying goal that ties into my plan to declutter my life this year. Bit by bit I’m reaching for the stars.

Update from last week:

Apparently I haven’t done this since April 13th. Hmm, I kind of suck. In my defense, life has been hella busy lately. School is just about done (THANK YOU CEILING CAT!!!), I’m still working to get ready for a presentation at work, plus 5 new classes that need to be developed and delivered this summer, plus I took the trip with Mom this last weekend… Yeah, little busy. So this is an update from the 13th I guess.

Creative:  I really would like to get back to drawing this week. I have plenty of room to do it and my supplies are very easy to get to. I had to check dates on files on the computer. There were 4 things from the 16th, but I know not all of those were done on that date. I’d say I got at least one done during that time span, so good enough. I have been knitting a lot.

Stress Management:  I am going to get back on the treadmill this week. I need to do it at least twice. *sigh* Nope.

Health:  All my pills INCLUDING VITAMINS, on time, every day. I did really good for awhile and then I sucked again.

Financial:  We need to get Josh’s taxes finished up and post marked. Done!

School:  Double check to make sure there’s nothing else I need to do and then just show up and play along. Tomorrow night is the last class, YAY!

Simplifying:  I honestly don’t think there’s a whole hell of a lot left to do, so I’m going to take a week off on this and contemplate. I hardly think it counts, but I’ll say “done” anyway.

flower dividerGoals for this week:

I am hereby throwing out the School goal since I won’t be in school for a good long while. YAY!

Creative:  Something, really anything, creative this week. Could be drawing, knitting, some other random craft thing.

Stress Management:  I’ve been looking into various ideas for improving productivity and organization so that life runs a little smoother. I’m going to try to find something this week that I’ll implement no later than next week.

Health:  Pills on time every day, all of them, and full oral hygiene routine twice every day.

Financial:  Payday is Friday, for both of us, so I need to figure out the budget for the coming month. I’m thinking I’ll start applying the money that used to go towards the Honda to one of my other sort of small bills.

Simplicity:  I got a new pair of shoes on the Pella trip and I’ve picked up a few pieces of clothing so I’m kind of itching to do a small purge again. I’d also really like to go through my jewelry box again.