Being Me…

and discovering that that is quite the roller coaster ride. Wanna come along?

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Thoughts on 2017

Areas for goals (a work in progress)

  • Mind
    • Read a book per week.
    • Take online each semester.
  • Body
    • Lose 50 pounds.
    • De-stress daily.
    • Learn to meditate.
  • Spiritual
    • Join a church.
    • Spiritual disciplines
    • Have a more spiritual life.  Set a better example.
  • Self-Care
    • Develop a self-care routine.
    • Learn to handle stress better.
  • Financial
    • Set up arrangements for S and A.
    • Work on retirement.
  • Character
    • What is important to me in life?
    • What values do I want to have?
  • Relationships
    • Marriage
    • Kids
    • Other family
    • Friends
  • Parenting
    • Proactive
    • Active in school life
  • Social
    • Friends
    • Work
    • Family
  • Quality of life
    • Where do I want to live?
    • What do I want my daily life to look like?
  • Life vision
    • What do I want to be my contribution to the community/world?

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Miscellaneous Thoughts

Things I need to do this week:

  • Wrap presents                                  Done 12/23/16
  • Get groceries                                     Done 12/19/16
  • Get prescriptions                             Done 12/20/16
  • Determine what to make for Christmas dinner
  • Bake for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Get packages from office               Done 12/19/16

Things I WANT to do this week:

  • Read
  • Crochet
  • Get laundry done in timely fashion    Done 12/20
  • Not stress out!

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December 2016

It is so hard to believe that we are down to the last month of 2016.  Where has the time gone?  Sad to say, I haven’t accomplished many of the goals I had for this year.  I fell into a funk for a good portion of the year and just couldn’t get out of it, at least not enough to be successful in accomplishing my goals.  Basically, I did the bare necessities for the greater portion of the year.  Oh I had good periods where I accomplished things – bursts of energy – but they were scattered.  This sounds really negative, and I suppose that it is, but I am on an upward swing.

I have hopes for this month, and for 2017.  I had an adjustment made to a medication I’m on and it has made a world of difference.  Now I actually want to do many of the things I know that I NEED to do.  Here’s to good things happening and progress in December and then in 2017.

Now, for December, I do have things I want and/or need to accomplish:


  • Focus on kids’ needs for school and for projects
  • Get ready for Christmas by 12/15/16
  • Make something for Christmas Eve celebration – new recipe


  • Finish up audits from November.
  • Prepare December audits and make minor tweaks where necessary.


  • Keep spending down to a level that I can pay off by February.
  • Plan spending to avoid adding to Christmas spending.
  • Check on special needs trust with lawyers.


  • Eat one salad a day.
  • Eat more mindfully on Christmas Eve.
  • Watch sweets intake.
  • Exercise daily, even if just for 10-15 minutes.

I hope that I can accomplish at least some of these things this month.