Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Goals Are Dreams With Deadlines


Here it is, my finished Affirmation Board! These are very personal but well worth the effort of sitting down and dreaming. I wanted mine to reflect desires for the upcoming year, in this case, from August to August. The things that led my list were more free time, home repairs and fix-ups, entertainment and health. I've been watching my grandson 8 hours a day for almost 2 years now and time has become very precious and often hard to find. In the "free" hours of my day I'm usually catching up from all the things I couldn't do while I was babysitting. It doesn't leave much time for fun and recreation. That leads into my next category. You can see the Guitar Hero game up there. I may be 51, but I still like to play games when I get a chance. The positive affirmations have already made this item happen! I picked up the game and guitar on sale at Costco and have begun learning all the songs. Too Much Fun! I'd like to be able to find a way to incorporate my love of horses and riding into my life too. For as long as I can remember I've wanted to own a horse. Now, I'd just like to find someone who wouldn't mind me using theirs occasionally. Then there's Yoga. Recreation and exercise! Lots of places offer it, some for FREE! So far time has been the issue more than anything. There is a free class on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am...Monday my husband could watch my grandson, but Wednesday is out and part of me feels like once a week wouldn't be enough. I may have to re-analyze though, once would be better than none, right? Like most Americans, I need to shed some weight and become more physical. With my high thyroid and being on meds, I've probably gained a good 40 pounds over the last 2 years... not good! I want to lose weight and love myself while I'm doing it. Home fix-ups this year will include redoing our hall bathroom, thrashed by a houseful of kids over a 10 year period. We've already made our list and are putting away money each month towards the remodel. Then we have 2 bedrooms to do over, yes, kids again. The first is nearly ready to paint. You wouldn't BELIEVE how many holes there were in the walls for all the posters, pictures, and object d'art. The floor is probably going to need some thorough cleaning and maybe even some resurfacing (wood floors). So, that's about it in a nutshell. It's fun to dream. I picked up a little refrigerator magnet that says "Goals are dreams with deadlines". I like that. My dreams CAN all come true with some elbow grease, planning, positive thinking and deadlines.

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