ROWing in Place? #ROW80 / #12WeekYear MW9

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Hey there!

This post is already rather mammoth, so I’m going to get right to it, okay? Feel free to just hit the scores if you’d like a general sense of where I am for the week/round.

 

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Sometimes, forward momentum isn’t as simple as a changing traffic signal…

 

Week 9 Totals-to-Date:

Completed: 11/67; 16%

In Progress: 19/67; 28%

Still Waiting: 37/67; 55%

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Selftending:

Completed: 1/9; 11%

In Progress: 3/9; 33%

Still Waiting: 5/9; 55%

I check in five days weekly with my Accountability Group, and twice weekly with ROW80. 50%

  • Accountability: 3/6.
  • ROW80: 1/2.

I create lead/lag indicators. 0%

I assess possible obstacles and create plans to deal with them. 0%

I brainstorm what would be in my Perfect Week. 40%

  • Compiling master hometending list.

I evaluate my stress rubric and add a Better Choice for each station. 0%

I accomplish at least 50% of my Action Plan for each goal. 10%

I score and plan each week. 100%

I experiment with 12 Week Year Blocks this week. 0%

I schedule and conduct my WAM on Saturday. 0%

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Hometending:

Completed: 2/10; 20%

In Progress: 3/10; 30%

Still Waiting: 5/10; 50%

I create lead/lag indicators. 0%

I assess possible obstacles and create plans to deal with them. 0%

I brainstorm how hometending would fit in my Perfect Week. 15%

  • I’ve begun compiling master hometending list.

I oversee end of roofing project and pay roofers. 85%

  • I have a couple of concerns to address; drafted a message.

I touch base with the electrician. 0%

I continue to involve kids in hometending as they are willing (refine to reflect input/preferences). 100%

  • We’ve decided to do our family cleaning block on Friday this week; other tending proceeding.

I schedule time each week to address priority projects. 100%

  • Scheduled betta tank cleaning.

I organize daily, every other day, weekly, twice a month, monthly, seasonally, twice a year, and annual tasks as I think of them for each room. 14%

  • Adapting last week’s family hometending list. Bathroom complete; 1/7.

I go through priority lists with kids. 0%

I create 3-station rubrics for each room/area. 0%

To DO Today

Lifetending:

Completed: 2/9; 22%

In Progress: 2/9; 22%

Still Waiting: 5/9; 55%

I create a schedule for exploring systems by category (this will carry over to Year 6 and beyond, as I discover, learn, and adapt). 0%

I iterate my way through each system, keeping notes as I explore. 0%

I review my notes when I reach each tripwire and choose a new input variable for the next iteration. 0%

I refine this goal as needed to comply with the SMART and 10% Rule criteria. 50%

  • Simmering; not quite sure how to change it yet.

I set lead/lag indicators. 0%

I assess possible obstacles and create plans to deal with them. 0%

I schedule procrastination items on calendar, with reminders. 100%

  • Began with long-avoided fish tank cleaning.

I continue to update calendar as new events/opportunities arise. 50%

  • Some; not all.

I clean Sapphire the betta fish’s tank. 100%

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New Writing:

Completed: 1/9; 11%

In Progress: 3/9; 33%

Still Waiting: 5/9; 55%

 

I write 2,222 words/day average on Unpromised. 82%

  • Currently at 1,829/day.

I complete my NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words on this novel. 100%+

I resume rough editing and posting this novel to fanfiction.net, a chapter a day, as soon as I complete the NaNo count and verify. 0%

I write 222 words/day average on one of my other fanfiction stories-in-progress. 0%

I review the work I’ve done on planning my “Luna Mesa” short story. 25%

  • Indirectly, through assessing my progress in DIY-MFA 101.

I set a schedule for catching up to where I am with Unpromised, using the DIY-MFA 101 method as needed. 10%

I refine this goal as needed to comply with the SMART and 10% Rule criteria. 0%

I create lead/lag indicators. 0%

I assess possible obstacles and create plans to deal with them. 0%

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Professional Development:

Completed: 3/15; 20%

In Progress: 5/15; 33%

Still Waiting: 7/15; 47%

 

I review the Pixels to Platform work I’ve done and assess what remains. 100%

I create and maintain a block schedule for each module, giving myself two weeks for each, and leaving a buffer to accommodate adjustments. 25%

  • Downloaded and explored Module 4 materials, finished Module 3 play sheets.

I commit to honoring that schedule and adapt promptly if I am unable to do so on a given day. 10%

  • I could be doing better here.

I begin brainstorming notes for website and blog once course is completed. 40%

  • Played around with blog theme and customization.

I interact with the Pixels to Platform community through the Facebook page on Fridays. 0%

I respond to pending blog comments. 60%

I complete Pixels to Platform Module Three. 100%

I begin Pixels to Platform Module Four. 50%

  • All materials downloaded/skimmed.

I schedule time to complete EOQ2 evaluation in Week 9. 100%

I refine this goal as needed to comply with the SMART and 10% Rule criteria. 0%

I review my scores and assessments for areas where I missed my marks. 0%

I go back through the process of setting, planning, and execution to find weakness/vague areas.  0%

I adjust or develop new tactics to address areas of concern. 0%

I set lead/lag indicators. 0%

I assess possible obstacles and create plans to deal with them. 0%

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New Learning:

Completed: 2/15; 13%

In Progress: 3/15; 33%

Still Waiting: 10/15; 66%

 

I create and maintain a DIY-MFA 101 block schedule for each week’s module. 100%

  • Rather than sticking to a module a week, I will do what I am able each week; moving on as I am ready.

I commit to honoring that schedule and adapt promptly if I am unable to do so on a given day. 100%

I interact with the DIY-MFA 101 community through the Facebook page as I finish each day’s work. 0%

I evaluate my methods on my regular ROW80/12 Week Year program and adjust as needed (otherwise known as: iterate, iterate, iterate!) =) 50%

I complete DIY-MFA 101 Play Sheet 3.5.1. 75%

  • 2 items remain; simmering.

I complete Module Four of DIY-MFA 101. 70%

  • Working through block 5/6.

I set up Module 5 of DIY-MFA 101. 0%

I refine this goal as needed to comply with the SMART and 10% Rule criteria. 0%

I assess my Action Plan and lead/lag indicators. 0%

I review my scores and assessments for areas where I missed my marks. 0%

I go back through the process of setting, planning, and execution to find weakness/vague areas.  0%

I adjust or develop new tactics to address areas of concern. 0%

I schedule time to complete EOQ2 evaluation in Week 9. 0%

I set lead/lag indicators. 0%

I assess possible obstacles and create plans to deal with them. 0%

 

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3 comments

  1. I like the new layout. The other was starting to feel… over-busy, I guess would fit my impression best. That said… it certain fit the way life has been this past year.

    • I agree. One of the perks of being a DIY-MFA Pixels to Platfom Ambassador earlier in the year was a social media critique, and the busy-ness of the design came up.

      Ultimately, I will have matching headers and backgrounds on both blog and website. I will be upgrading the header, and making some sidebar changes here…

      What I was doing here, though, was just making sure I could use the theme I’ve picked for the WordPress.org website (Apostrophe 2), here on my WordPress.com blog.

      Happily, I can!

      Round One/Year 6 will be a good time to delve more deeply into several areas of improvement, I think. I will have finished the Pixels to Platform coursework by then, and I seem to be geared to make these kinds of changes when winter settles in. Also, I’ll have had time to simmer and plan for the changes, because, well, you certainly ARE right about this year!

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