The big screaming goal for the year, after I committed to the quest to become PolyWogg 4.0, was a yellow goal — to write 500,000 words before the end of the year. It’s big, it’s scary. I’ve also recommitted to my spiritual journey of 12 questions to ask myself this year. You would think that might be enough all by themselves, but no, this is the super year where I push myself to my limits, and beyond. Let’s put the yellow pieces together.
YELLOW PRIORITIES (Social, spiritual, creative)
My top two goals are my writing goal and my spiritual goal. But I’m also going to take three things off my bucket list this year too. The first one is “easy” in the sense that it’s already included in the writing goal — I’m going to finish my HR guide. By March 31st. My second bucket list goal of being creative is actually tied to my engagement with Jacob. » Read the rest
Gratitude post for day #8…Today I am grateful for my son, which is likely to be a common theme as I’m grateful for him every second of every day. He fills my bucket by just being.
But tonight we instituted the first official “Boys Night”. He pointed out to me that we’ve had lots of boys nights out, just the two of us, but I wanted him to see this one as something special that we plan, we commit to doing. Was it anything amazing? Nope, we just went out for dinner at McDonald’s, and then off to Chapters to spend the $$ he got for Christmas from his aunt Sharon. Mommy and Daddy added a bit to it and he bought more Magformers. It was awesome watching his brain work tonight, for two totally separate events.
First, before we left, he showed me the “worksheet” that he did at daycare. » Read the rest
Gratitude post for day #7…Today I am grateful for crockpots. We did a simple recipe this morning, or rather Andrea did (I just chose the recipe options and did the groceries, she assembled stuff). But tonight when we got home, dinner was ready. We don’t use it near enough, particularly in the winter. But a goal of mine is to do it once a week at least until Spring.
Gratitude post for day #6…A strange idea, to give thanks for a simple instrument like a laptop, but I am. For Boxing Day, I picked up a new laptop. Primarily it is for me to use in the basement, and around the house. Occasionally, I’ll take it with me to a coffee shop or something. However, for work I have a smaller netbook that will do the job. It just wasn’t up to snuff for the extra work I do on it at home, and there are times I just want to surf and type while watching TV (my PC in the office isn’t quite so portable). Tonight, for instance, I watched an episode of the show Forever while I typed away on some stuff. I’m not completely set up on the laptop yet, still need to add some software and figure out how to easily toggle the touchpad on and off, but it was great. » Read the rest
The twelfth item on my vaguebooking list was “12. Twelve steps to take”. I am not quite sure what to make of this commitment, to be honest. I started it two years ago, and it kind of fizzled on me. The goal was to come up with 12 questions for myself and what I believed spiritually. I started on the first one, ended up down a rabbit hole of disconnected tangents, and I didn’t get too far.
I want to return to the work that I started two years ago, answering one question a month approximately, and to ask myself, “What do I believe?”. To what end, I’m not sure. Just perhaps to know myself better. I’ve had my “faith” tested at different points in my life, and I often know what it is “not”, more so than I know what it “is”. Maybe I’ll just end up down a rabbit hole again. » Read the rest