Nothing works like the threat of a little social pressure and mild internet taunting to help motivate positive changes, so in the spirit of, err, writing checks that our collective asses can cash (I need to fire my writer…), here are my Medium Term Goals! Who wants to join me?
In 18 months I turn 40, that’s kind of my inspiration. So:
Timeframe: March of 2018
[ ] Have my own place
[ ] Three pullups in a row, unassisted
[ ] A 401k that isn’t embarrassing
[ ] Six chapters of my book in good shape
[ ] A creative or artistic endeavor that I haven’t done before, done well
[ ] Get my place spotless in preparation for the hecticness of the week to come.
[ ] Get my bicycle back in order and my uni permit. Figure out how long (and humidsweddy) my commute is.
[ ] Find notebooks that don’t suck.
[ ] Do a quick gen chem review.
[ ] Do a quick calc review.
[ ] Make up a lunch menu and acquire said lunchables.
Yeah, I could use this. Measurable, definable shit. No “try not to”, just actual stuff.
So, next 3 months:
[ ] Leave the house at least once. A trip to the art gallery maybe.
[ ] Lose minimum half-a-stone in weight.
[ ] Create at least 6 new things. (Paintings, sketches, tunes etc.) One a fortnight sounds about right.
That’ll do. It aint much, but I don’t want to overdo it and fail. Could use a few in the W column.
Long ago I was threatened with having to sing for a half-hour on the busiest intersection in downtown Vancouver if I didn’t make a 3.3 GPA. I believe I made the Dean’s List. (I hate singing because I’m rotten at it!)
Goal for next 30 days:
[ ] 30 minutes reciting and writing affirmations daily (inspired by Louise L Hay and actually had good conversation with a stranger yesterday on how powerful the affirmations are)
[ ] use my Bullet Journal daily and decorate the pages
[ ] Write a penpal letter (or postcard) roughly every 48 hours until I’m caught up
[ ] Sort, file, recycle paper clutter in the “spare room.”
[ ] Start house and garage inventory: written in a notebook (in case the laptop gets nicked)
[ ] Develop content plan and wire frames for personal website, including RWD CSS & HTML5
have smartphone for RWD testing.
Every day at least 30 minutes listening to and reading affirmations.
Since 17 August six letters written. Slow to catch up (an avid, expert letter-writer mails me every four-five days, even when he knows I’m away, and yes, today, another letter to respond to) but working on seventh letter.
Using Bullet Journal daily.
Yeah, I know, welcome to the 21st century. I’ve had the upgrade disk for two years, it’s just never convenient to take down my system for however long it takes to do the upgrade. I can’t do the in-place upgrade; I tried that, it just chugged for four hours then said “sorry, can’t help you”. I have to do the tabula rasa install instead, on a separate drive, then copy over my data and reinstall all my apps. God.