Planning and Dreaming

Getting into the nitty gritty for my 2018 plan. And, I’m excited!! I’m using a planner from Dragontree called Rituals for Living Dreambook and Planner. I love it!! Learn about it here. (No, I am not an affiliate and do not make any money if you click the link or buy the product.)

What I love about it is that in the pre-planning I wrote my short term and long term goals and dreams. Even the crazy ones, the far out ones, the ones I would never tell anyone. Then I decide what I want to accomplish in the next year, three years, ten years, lifetime. Then I focus on the next year, break that down into quarters, then months, then weeks. Drill those dreams down to a workable plan.

2018 is coming.

Are you ready?

Do you have a plan?

What’s your vision?

Fab Friday

Changing it up a bit from Friday Favorites to Fab Friday. Why? Just feels right.

Bought the Simplify and Intentional Life Planner downloads from Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog. She does amazing printables. While she offers many printables for free on her site, she does do some paid downloads a couple of times per year.

I’m working on goals, and how to get to where I want to be in ten years (or less). I don’t want to be at retirement age with no way to retire. Honestly, I’d like to retire from traditional healthcare early and enjoy life for a while.

So check out Abby’s blog. Check out her printables. See what you think.

How are you staying on track with your goals? Do you write them down with detailed plans? Do you have a vision board? What’s your scheme?

Editorial Calendar

This weekend I’m working on something I’ve never done before. I’m going to create an editorial calendar. The next month of my writing will be planned and written in my day book. I think this approach will help me stay on track with my goals both short term and long term.

I’ll write more about the process next week.

Do you keep an editorial calendar? What does yours look like? Does it help you stay organized with your writing?

Less Whiny Follow Up

After whining yesterday and most of today I decided to stop. Seriously, whining not only sounds stupid, it solves nothing. Instead I’m going to list a few things to work on so that a year from now I will not be stuck in the same whiny head space I’m in now. Fair? 

1) Get back to consistent Nose Work training at home. (Get back to Nose Work class this spring.)

2) Seriously work on Jade’s reactivity to other dogs so that next year we can foster.

3) Do an intro to agility class with Jack to see if we both really want to do it.

4) Seriously ramp up my chainmaille skills with an eye toward craft shows the second half of the year.

5) Figure out if my back will let me continue running or if I need to find another exercise. This one truly, truly, seriously sucks, but I have to face the reality that my back may never get better. And if this is as good as it’s going to get, the pounding of running is not a good thing. I do not want to deal with this, but I have to, and it really pisses me off. 

6) Start the process of starting a shelter Nose Work program at MACC if management there is agreeable.

So, first step of #1-clean out the garage so I have a reasonable space to train Nose Work. Will begin that tomorrow. 

Accountability? Yeah, need that. So, every Monday I’ll report in. 

And no whining allowed.