Goals

2019 Goals in Review

Well, just a few more hours of 2019. It was one for the books. Last year, knowing it would be a tough year, I did my goals slightly differently. I tried to be less (ha ha) goal oriented. And, well, not as much got done. I’m okay with that, and it was probably unavoidable. But in 2020, I’m planning to…

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Birding, Goals, Painting, Personal

Seven months was all she wrote*

August marks seven months since Mom’s death, so I’m more than halfway through “the official year”. And because I’m a planner, I’m starting to look ahead to what 2020 might bring. August will also mark what would have been Mom’s 72 birthday. I’m not someone who normally marks that kind of thing, but it does make me sad. It seems…

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Goals, Personal

Out of the fog

The last few days, I have been noticing that I feel a little clearer. Concentrating seems a little easier. I feel less raw and emotional. Of course, this isn’t to say I don’t feel emotions. I am still tired (as an emotion), but it’s getting better. It seems to be replaced with irritation or anger. I’m not sure it’s an…

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2019 Goals

For the first time that I can remember, undoubtedly due to Mom’s recent death, I find myself looking forward to the year ahead and not really knowing how it should look. In some ways, so much is on my plate that wasn’t before. In other ways, there is a lot I don’t have to worry about or do. The goals…

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2018 Goals in Review

2018: A year that changed dramatically from what was planned. Still, progress was made. The items in blue were accomplished. Items in red were not. Items in green are partial. Painting Keep painting Finish the commission that is taking FOREVER Do RB homework Write at least once a week (goal on Sunday) about your art Attend critique group (did a…

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How’s the blogging going – 2018 version

For each of the five years I have been blogging, I have posted a fairly geeky post about my progress and numbers. It’s something I look forward to, and it helps me get an idea of what the next year might look like. Posts and Other Numbers   2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Posts 158 124 71 64 112 Sessions…

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Mid year check in on 2018 goals

I got to thinking about goals, so I decided to check in on my 2018 goals. Green is doing well or accomplished, black is no progress, pink is… I have an excuse. Painting Keep painting Finish the commission that is taking FOREVER Do RB homework Write at least once a week (goal on Sunday) about your art Attend critique group…

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Goals, Health

Healthy Steps – Week 8

This was a challenging week for me; a three-day weekend, a trip, several stressful meetings, and a slow period at work. Any one of these can and did trigger my desire to eat EVERYTHING. I didn’t eat EVERYTHING, but I certainly did eat plenty. Thus, is was a pleasant surprise when I was down .4 pounds for a total of…

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Healthy Steps – Week 7

This week I was down 3.8 pounds. This makes a total of 20.6 pounds (12.2 of those in this year) removed and… drum roll please… 5% of my starting weight. Weight Watchers doesn’t celebrate this milestone anymore, but I’m going to because I need the validation! So I was thinking this evening about all this and if I feel any…

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Healthy Steps – Week 6

In spite of a week that in some ways got the best of me, I am down another 1.6 pounds this week! Frankly, it seems like a miracle because there was A LOT of emotional eating in there. But my goals, small though they were, were there and at the end of the week progress was made. Tracking – 5…

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