So when you set yourself up with goals, that’s a good thing, right? And I know that measuring my progress is probably a good thing too, but it’s a little rough on me when I don’t make my goals.
We are up to one-sixth of my birthday year done = 16.67% = if 50 items on the list, then 8.33 need to be complete. In 10 short months, I will be 50. So where am I, as of today…
- Call 50 friends – 2 done; short by 6.16
- Make and send 50 cards – 10 done, goal met
- Fold 50*20 origami cranes – 0 done, short by 8.33*50
- Watch 50 classic movies – 5 done, short by 3.33
- Read 50 books – 8 done, goal met
- Take 50*7 pictures – 50*4 done, way up
- Write 50*7 blogs – 59 done, right on track
- Visit 50 new places – 5 done, short by 3.33
- Do 50 new things – 7 done, short by 1.33
- Write 50 chapters – 8+ done, right on track
It’s obvious I need to get rolling on a few of these. The hardest one if you just look at the statistics is #3, but I’ll be able to catch that one up, no problem. The two hardest, for me, are #8 and #9 – finding new places to go and new things to do. I’ve been so lucky with my life, I’ve been able to go to so many places and to do so many things already, I really have to think outside of the box to come up with new things.
Now, there are plenty of places I could go, but most of them are outside my current budget. I have to think on the micro level here. If you could go anywhere in the U.S., where would you go? What would you want to see? What would you do? I need some help here.
My youngest daughter attends a performing arts school, The Young Americans. Part of the program is to tour and present workshops in schools, teaching kids self-confidence through singing and dancing. That is probably not their description, but it is how I see it. I have seen Haley grow since her first workshop when she was in 8th grade, in fact, I believe that workshop changed her life. The Young Americans present such a positive program, whether you have kids or not, the performances are always so positive and energetic.
I’m a little jealous, because Haley’s first tour experience will take her to some places I’ve never been. In 5 weeks, Haley is leaving for the U.K. and then finishing the tour with two weeks in South Africa. I am so excited for her. I love seeing my kids spread their wings.