Create the life you want

On many levels, I've known this for years. But on the most important level, I'm just realizing it. I am really getting to the point where I know what kind of life I want and I'm not afraid to go after it. Is it weird that I'm saying this at 57 years old? Oh, well, it is what it is.

I'm working on laying out the new year. I have some good goals, at least I think they are good, and I am mapping out how to accomplish them. That's really the key, having a plan. I have these goals, but without a plan to accomplish them, they really are just dreams. So I'm working on mapping out a plan. It seems like I'm taking a long time to do this, but I think it's good I'm putting a little extra effort into them. I'm not just shooting off goals, laying out a quick plan, and calling it a day. I'm really trying to be realistic about what I can and cannot do. For example, I really don't work on my dissertation during the week, especially if I go to Crossfit. So I'm working on a plan to devote weekends to it. If I give 4 hours a day a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, that is 12 hours a week. That is what my chair recommends. That is also something I can do because I waste a lot of time on those days. A. Lot. Of. Time. For example, it is now almost 6pm. We got home at 1:30pm. I napped. Watched TV. Cruised Facebook. Did nothing really. I could have used that time to work on my dissertation, but I didn't. So I'm going to be forceful about sticking to my schedule no matter how much I don't feel like doing something. I have a goal and a plan and I will stick to it. No. Matter. What.

So I'm moving forward and I'm making plans. I will do this and I will succeed.

I went to Crossfit this morning. I was thinking about not going, but I forced myself and it was awesome. I did Isabel at 55# and it was completely awesome. My arms are sore now and I will probably be dying tomorrow, but I'm glad I did it. I'm going to go to Crossfit tomorrow and Wednesday and maybe Thursday even. When we are traveling I will find a way to walk and walk a lot. I need to make fitness a priorty and need to find a way to fit it into my life on a daily basis.

Okay, I'm done for now. Off to see about dinner.


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