Two in a ROW(80): #ROW80 /#12WeekYear EOW7

Hey there!

Look at me! I’m here two check-ins in a ROW!

Life seems to have settled down into more of a routine after the chaos and readjustment of the last weeks. I did need to make some shifts to my tactics and processes, because I was overreaching what I’m capable of accomplishing, but that’s been an ongoing issue I’m now at least aware of and willing to correct midstream.

That’s progress.

This week, I’m trying to keep things lighter, because I’ll be traveling for a good part of it. We’ll see how that goes.

For now, though – the update.

Overall Totals:

Completed: 39/43; 91%
In progress: 4/43; 9%


Completed: 8/9; 89%

In progress: 1/9; 11%

I set mindful goals using the 10% rule to challenge myself without overwhelm.

I execute my 12 Week Year Plan.

  • I evaluate my existing Ideal Weeks and adapt as needed.
  • I block my week from Monday-Friday, at least.
    • I score my blocks and share them to Slack (skipping the final, selftending block score is OK).

I conduct a WAM and after-action review with my accountability partner(s), adjusting my goals and process as needed to achieve 85% of my action plan tactics.

  • WAM/after-action review for Week Seven.
  • Assess after-action reviews for last week.
    • Adapt goals/tactics as indicated.
    • Adapt processes as indicated.

I take one day to rest, renew, and move at a leisurely, unplanned pace.

  • Schedule rest day.
  • Take rest day.


Completed: 6/7; 86%
In progress: 1/7; 14%

I ready our home for winter by completing my three seasonal tactics.

I assure heat and safety through the cold season.

  • I tend to keeping us safe.
    • I assess current levels of ice-melt, shovels, and kitty litter.
    • I/we mount my bedroom smoke detector.

I clear space for the essentials of winter living.

  • Text junk car company regarding disposal of the truck and motorcycle.
  • I move forward on decluttering the yard.
  • I begin porch declutter.

I feather our nest for the “hibernating” season.

  • I complete Phase Two of my bedroom reset.
    • I clear new workstation corner.
      • I work on decluttering all bins and baskets as I go through the workstation corner.
    • I set up window dressings, TV, and bin shelf (with help from Miah).
      • I wash and dress the window.


Completed: 3/3; 100%

I complete three projects from my Bog List.

I advance our family finances toward security.

  • I finish all 529 paperwork preparation.

I tend to vehicle donation/preparation for winter.

  • I check into next steps for vehicle disposal.
    • I proceed as indicated.

Professional Development:

Completed: 3/4; 75%

In progress: 1/4; 25%

I level up my career by completing my three targeted tactics.


I complete all regular assignments (two local government articles; one public interest piece; freelance virtual assisting for Smart Money Mamas).

I expand my professional reach by pitching articles on Stillwater tourism (already written) and the Saratoga Surrender Site dedication ceremony (on spec), and by gathering resources and brainstorming virtual assisting services I can offer (and leads for whom to offer them to).

  • I go through Gina Horkey’s list and choose those services that I can/would like to offer.

I increase my visibility by creating business cards, updating my existing website, and creating a VA website during the course.

  • I review the cards.
  • I check in twice at the VA Leads Facebook group.
  • I do all basic setup for my new website.

New Writing:

Completed: 7/7; 100%

Year 9/Round 4 Goal:

I complete 50,000 words of Her Name is Lavender, a prequel for my Kifo Island novel-in-progress Still Nameless, and a completed draft of a short story for the “Useless Sidekicks” anthology.

I complete 50,000 words of Her Name is Lavender for NaNoWriMo

  • I complete at least 1,667 words per day.
    • November 10.
    • November 11.
    • November 12.
    • November 13.
    • November 14.
    • November 15.
    • November 16.

New Learning:

Completed: 12/13; 92%

In progress: 1/13; 8%

Year 9/Round 4 Goal:

I target new learning to facilitate my professional and financial goals.


  • I complete Pixels to Platform.
    • Organize Module 5.
    • Complete Play Sheets 5.1.1 and 5.1.2.
      • 1.1.
      • 1.2.
    • Watch Video 2/3.
      • Skim Play Sheets 5.2.1 and 5.2.2.
        • 2.1.
        • 2.2.
        • Complete Play Sheets 5.2.1 and 5.2.2.
          • 2.1.
          • 2.2.
        • Watch Video 3/3.
          • Skim Play Sheet 5.3.1.
            • Complete Play Sheet 5.3.1.
          • Post completion of Course to fb group.
  • I complete 30 Days to VA (get full/correct name from course).
    • I complete the YA Leads Intro mini-course.

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Till Next Time!



    • One of the best I’ve had in a while, actually. =)

      This week, though, is going to be somewhat jumbly, with the travel and the unexpected additions of Lise having two dental appointments and a new filling, and Miah having his first house-sitting gig, since he hasn’t gotten his license yet and needs me to ride along with him. But I will get to see Max, who was formerly Green, my favorite of Jovi’s five brothers. =)

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