Goals

While I have many things I want to do right now, the bottom line is there is very little I can do at the moment. Besides write. I am injured and I have to sit still. Once again I am nailed to the present moment and I must deal with the pain that that brings. I can dream and plan, but I cant make any tangible steps toward improving my health other than being mindful of what I put in my mouth. It is a very important aspect of my plan, but dammit, I want to go outside. I want to get in the lake. I want to do some yoga and stretch out some tight muscles in my left leg.

I want to DO. Because of my injury I am forced to just BE.

This isn’t very comfortable place to be in because over the years I have let myself go. And not just physically. I am a master of distraction. Anything I can do to take me out of the present moment I will do and now I cant do most of those things.

A friend of mine recently recommended making a 5 year plan. He has actually recommended doing this before, but now that I am stuck I realize this is a very good idea. But I am not at a point where I can look that far into the future. So I am going to make some 1 year plans and once I have some small successes I might be able to envision life farther into the future. My one year plans are:

  1. I will lose 100 pounds (or come close to it)
  2. I will write a book.
  3. I will remodel my house into a home.

Thirty seven is the year that I am going to finally get my shit together. Because like my sister is fond of reminding me, nobody else is going to do it for me.

How am I going to do all of these things? First I am going to do couch 2 5k once I am cleared by my doctor. I am going to train (yes, I will do the work before the event) and I will do a sprint triathalon next June! I am so lucky to have so many supportive people around me, a friend is going to let me use her road bike! I fail not for lack of support.

I am also committing to do NaNoWriMo this November. Writing for this blog will help, but I need to commit to some hardcore writing, I need to challenge myself. And NaNoWriMo is the perfect thing for me to do and the best part of it is it is free! Races are not free.

As for my house, well, lets say once I am able to go back home I have my work cut out for me. I will work on the inside of my house this winter and fix up the outside this time next year. I might start another blog that for that project. I always wanted to do something called Pimp My Trailer.

Why am I telling you all of these things? Well accountability is one reason. Another is that I want to inspire you to do the things you want to do. Some of you may want to do one of my goals, maybe you want to do something completely different. But I want you to do those things.

Just like my friend wants me to be happy, I want that for you. And setting some hardcore stretchy goals is one way to make yourself happy. Why don’t you step out of your comfort zone and tell me what your goal is in the comment section?

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