It Takes Two to Tango: #ROW80/12 Week Year Week 10

Hey there!

Some weeks I trounce my tactics exactly as they’re written. This was not one of those weeks. Instead, life kept on insisting that we dance, whether or not I was willing.

So I’m presenting two action plans for this week. The first is the plan I created last Sunday, before I knew exactly how much tangoing with life I was going to be doing. The second is the “tango list” – which adapts the tactics to account for reality and include things that actually happened.

Hopefully, this will serve as a reminder to all of us that, even when we aren’t able to do what we originally planned, we can still move forward, if we remain focused on the main objectives…

How about you? Did you tango with life this week, or perform a graceful, solitary ballet?

Self-portrait in motion by Lise Burton, at age 9.

 

Overall Original Scoring:

Completed: 4/20; 20%
In Progress: 8/20; 40%
Still waiting: 8/20; 40%

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8713/16711824978_c1f5db52ec_k.jpg

Selftending:

Completed: 3/4; 75%
In progress: 2/4; 50%

I install the 12 Week Year as my “operating system” for goal setting and execution.

  • Schedule and honor goaltending and WAM prep blocks.
  • Create Week 10 Action Plan on Sunday.
  • Conduct WAM on Saturday night.
  • Read long-range goals/visions and update action plan/lead indicators daily. 4/7 completed.

Hometending:

In progress: 2/4; 50%

Still waiting: 2/4; 50%

I complete the next phase of 3 hometending projects: bedroom reset; yard maintenance; and kitchen/dining room reset.

Bedroomtending:

  • I complete four ten-minute sessions of workstation reset. 2/4 completed.

Yardtending:

  • I text new junk pile photos to company.
  • I complete three ten-minute weeding sessions.

Dining Room:

  • I complete two ten-minute sessions on the pantry project.

Lifetending:

In progress; 2/4; 50%
Still waiting: 2/4; 50%

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.


Homeschooltending:

  • I complete draft of Lise’s fourth quarter report through Social Sciences.

Vehicle tending:

  • I move Outback forward; research where to donate truck and motorcycle.

Money Matters:

  • I itemize/categorize all August payments/expenses, deduct totals from 50/30/20 budget, based on two-thirds of current income.
  • I complete needed steps to access two more sources of “just out there somewhere” money.

Professional Development:


In progress: 2/4; 50%

Still waiting: 2/4; 50%

 

I complete all scheduled assignments/revisions and submit to two scaffolded markets.

  • I select poetry chapbook candidates after thoroughly reading guidelines and contest description.
  • I make sure my info/social media connections are set with Pub518.
  • I gather needed info for Pub518 press release/workshop articles.
  • I verify article timeline works for Meghan and follow/adapt timeline.

New Writing:

In progress: 1/3; 34%
Still waiting: 2/3; 66%

I complete my 2 Kifo Island novels-in-progress begun in 2017.

  • Complete rough draft of my Kifo Island prequel WIP: The Last House.
  • Locate, organize, and read through remaining scenes of my Kifo Island WIP: Still Nameless.
  • Complete 7 Story A Day pieces. 6/7 completed.

New Learning:

In progress: 1/1: 100%

I complete DIY-MFA -101.

  • I complete Module Nine of DIY-MFA 101.

And now, the “Tangoing With Life” version:

 

Overall Tango Scoring:

Completed: 13/15; 87%
In progress: 2/15; 13%

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8713/16711824978_c1f5db52ec_k.jpg

Selftending:

Completed: 4/4; 100%

  • Schedule and honor goaltending and WAM prep blocks.
  • Create Week 10 Action Plan on Sunday.
  • Conduct WAM on Saturday night.
  • Read long-range goals/visions and update action plan/lead indicators as schedule/energy permit.

Hometending:

Completed: 3/3; 100%

Bedroomtending:

  • I move forward with workstation reset.

Yardtending:

  • I take new junk pile photos and locate junk company contact info.

Delegation:

  • I delegate projects to kid/new adult as they are able/willing.

Lifetending:

Completed; 4/4; 100%

Homeschooltending:

  • I begin drafting Lise’s fourth quarter report.

Vehicle tending:

  • I move Outback forward; do maintenance/repair estimate for Forester.

Money Matters:

  • I do my dogtending gigs.
  • I request back payment from Meghan.

Professional Development:

Completed: 1/2; 50%

In progress: 1/2; 50%

  • I gather needed info for Pub518 press release/workshop articles.
  • I verify article timeline works for Meghan and send Rachael interview questions.

New Writing:

In progress: 1/1; 100%

  • Complete 7 Story A Day pieces. 6/7 completed.

New Learning:

Completed: 1/1: 100%

  • I move forward with Module Nine of DIY-MFA 101.

 

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Till Next Time!

One comment

  1. This week was a lot of adjusting to no internet for me. Managed to move a lot of things forward, but there were just some things that had to be put aside. Now that we have internet back, I’m going to try to get to some of those other things, but I know not all of them will be happening.

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