Big changes are coming to my family, and my life! Tomorrow, my son Jeremiah will turn eighteen. I know I join many other parents who have come this way before me in feeling a sense of awe and disbelief that that newborn baby I cradled so gingerly (even though he was already a giant among babies!) could become this strapping, shaving, booming-voiced, utterly amazing 6’3” of newly-minted man.
I wish his father was alive to see him now. They’d be even better buddies than they were. Jim would be impressed with Miah’s fiscal responsibility, his driving, his ability to fix and install things around the house, his sense of humor, and his willingness to help. He’d be proud that Miah is gearing up to get his license and a job, and that he has entrepreneurial ambitions.
I will enjoy this transition for us both – but excuse me if I need to go wipe away a few tears as I move from Mom as support system to Mom as backup staff… and look in wonder at this man where my baby boy used to be.
Completed: 14/19; 74%
In progress: 4/19; 21%
Still waiting: 1/19; 5%
Completed: 4/4; 10%
I install the 12 Week Year as my “operating system” for goal setting and execution.
- Schedule and honor goaltending and WAM prep blocks.
- Update all lead/lag indicators and create Action Plan on Sunday.
- Conduct WAM on Saturday night.
- Read long-range goals/visions daily.
Completed: 1/4; 25%
In progress: 2/4; 75%
Still waiting: 1/4; 25%
I complete the next phase of 3 hometending projects: bedroom reset; yard maintenance; and kitchen/dining room reset.
- I complete four ten-minute sessions of workstation reset. 3/4 completed.
- I text new junk pile photos to company. I’ve decided to take them a third time, now that I’ve weeded enough that the pile can be seen again!
- I complete three ten-minute weeding sessions and delegate mowing.
- I complete two ten-minute session on the pantry project.
Completed: 3/4; 75%
In progress: 1/4; 25%
I complete the next phase of three 3 administrative projects: Lise’s end-of-year/beginning-of-year homeschool administration; transfers of vehicle titles/ registration/insurance; and setting a workable budget.
- I create a template for Lise’s fourth quarter report, and ask her for details of her independent research.
- I complete title transfer for Forester; register/re-register Forester and Outback.
- I itemize/categorize all August payments/expenses, deduct totals from 50/30/20 budget, based on two-thirds of current income.
- I move forward on two more sources of money “just out there somewhere.”
Completed: 2/2; 100%
I complete my 2 Kifo Island novels-in-progress begun in 2017.
- Move forward on rough draft of my Kifo Island prequel WIP: The Last House.
- Move forward on locating, organizing, and read throughs of remaining scenes of my Kifo Island WIP: Still Nameless.
Completed: 3/4; 50%
In progress: 1/4; 25%
I complete all scheduled assignments/revisions and submit to two scaffolded markets.
- I read through my poetry to find more candidates – aiming for squarely in the middle of the page range.
- I revise, order, and polish.
- I gather needed info for Pub518 press release/workshop articles.
- I send Shannon interview questions, and make arrangements to interview at least one other owner.
Completed: 1/1: 100%
I complete DIY-MFA -101.
- I complete Module Eight of DIY-MFA 101.