Tricky Transitions; Persistent Vision: #ROW80 R1 #12WeekYear 10; Week 8

Hey there!

I’ve had a tricky time with updating these last few rounds. Life has been filled with a steady stream of transitions of late…stay-at-home mom to helping my husband start a cottage business; wife to widow; at the end of the business that was Jim’s dream and not mine to reporter to virtual assistant working before I even finish my training…sometimes my head spins at the speed of it all. And with my son turning 18 last year, and my daughter 16 in a few months, it’s not likely to slow down much anytime soon, as the transitions pile up.

I could bow out of ROW80, citing a life too busy for goalsetting and tending and accountability.

But…

This is when I need it most.

Because, otherwise, I could get lost in the transitions and the attendant busyness – all the things that feel so urgent right now. I could forget I have overarching visions and that my goals and tactics are my path to achieving them.

I could lose myself.

So, though sporadically, here I am.

Back to update, and adapt, so my goals and tactics fit better with my current reality, even as it changes.

Because what I live now is creating my future – one choice, one action, and one goal at a time.

How about you?

Miah and Lise on the Oregon Coast, February 2015.

Completed: 23/33; 70%

In progress: 4/33; 12%

Still waiting: 6/33; 18%

Selftending:

Completed: 3/9; 34%

In progress: 3/9; 33%

Still waiting: 3/9; 33%

I prioritize self-nurturance, physical activity, and social connection.

I read for information and/or pleasure daily.

  • I make time every morning for at least 10 minutes of reading.
  • I dedicate an additional 20 minutes to reading four times each week.
  • I dedicate an additional 30 minutes to reading three times each week.
  • I dedicate an additional hour to reading once each week.

I devote time every day to physical self-care.

  • I cook at least two meals each week.
  • I take Noli for a walk every day, excepting my day off.
  • I choose where to get a massage this Year.
  • I attend Gentle Yoga at Revibe with Miah on Tuesday evening.

I nurture current social connections, build new ones, and make an investment in future social endeavors.

  • I meet a friend for coffee or lunch at least once monthly.
    • Follow up with Darcy.

Hometending:

Completed: 5/8; 62%

In progress: 1/8; 13%

Still waiting: 2/8; 25%

I hometend daily.

I work 27 Thing cleaning cycles through the house for maintenance/smaller tasks (use a timer!).

  • I complete one graduated cleaning cycle.

I do 10-minute sprints on larger projects five times weekly.

  • I choose a single project for weekly focus. Tidy dining room.
  • I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Ready entertainment area for guests.
  • I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete secondary project. Ready bathroom for guests.
  • I complete each sprint.

I devote longer sessions as needed to focus projects/in-depth cleaning.

  • I choose a single project for weekly focus. Finish and submit HEAP grant application!
  • I decide on a time length for each sprint depending on project depth/necessity of completion. 20 minutes.
  • I follow through until completion.
Learning about Elijah, the brother she never had the chance to meet.

Lifetending:

Completed: 4/4; 100%

I explore ways to fit lifetending into my life.

I list and triage the tasks I want to accomplish each week.

  • List projects.
  • Triage projects.

I schedule the tasks in my weekday schedule, based on priority and where they will fit into the flow of my days.

I score how effective I was at following the schedule (this will inform future weeks’ lists/scheduling).

  Professional Development:

Completed: 11/12; 92%

Still waiting: 1/12; 8%

I spend ten hours weekly developing my VA and writing businesses (work projects come first!).

I do six 20-minute work sprints (2 hours) each week, focusing on smaller tasks that can be batched (simple action steps; VA Leads check-ins; email, small-scale website stuff).

  • I choose a single project for weekly focus. August’s transcript.
  • I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Cait’s bio.
  • I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete secondary project. Big Four website pages.
  • I complete each sprint.

I do four 30-minute sprints (2 hours) each week on more intensive, mid-sized projects (larger action steps; in depth site development; pitching; informational interviews; content creation).

  • I choose a single project for weekly focus. Pitch research/landing client.
  • I choose a stretch project to advance if I complete primary project. Social media content planning.
  • I choose a tertiary project to advance if I complete stretch project. Blog theme/editorial calendar.
  • I complete each sprint.

I devote three 2-hour strategic blocks (6 hours) each week to coursework or website development projects (coursework; larger website development; business planning).

  • I choose a project to address each week. Hire Me video script.
  • I choose a stretch project to address if I complete the primary project. Hire Me video talking points.
  • I chose a tertiary project to address if I complete the secondary project. Rehearse Hire Me video.
  • I complete each week’s strategic blocks. 

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    Till Next Time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 comments

  1. Transitions are hard and can make us feel lost, and your life does seem to be changing a lot, so I wish you luck and send you good vibes and a virtual hug as you go through them. You’re amazing!

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