Saturday, September 09, 2006

Trying to get a grip...

LOL, I need to get a grip...

I need to write a list, that's what it is... Lists always make me feel organised and purposeful... They keep me focused, and focused on the important things, rather than bellyaching over trivialities... So, here's a list...

This coming week I need to:

* Generally give the house a bit of a Spring clean, now that it's Spring... Dave has finally come on board about the importance of maintaining the house in some osrt of order to maintain a more positive frame of mind, and keep the kids on an even keel (and, hey, it only took me about 1.5 years of totally letting things slide, LOL)...

* Track down a copy of "The Artist's Way", and set up a bit of a routine for starting to work through the projects in that book - apparently they take some concerted effort and focus...

* Set up a bit of a budget for the rest of the year... My spending has kind of run away with me, and I see opportunities on the horizon to let it slip WAY out of control, so I have to harness it before then...

* Set up a goal path for be more true to my beliefs on respect for all living creatures (so, yeah, basically figuring out my stance on the consumption of animal products)...

* Generally taking stock of my attitudes and ways of thinking. Where am I abdicating responsibiltiy in my life? Where am I not accepting the consequences of my choices? Where am I heaping the responsibility for consequences in my life on other people so I can feel better about myself... I suppose that's the crux of this need to take stock, really...

3 comments:

casso said...

Uhhmmm..that last one is a DOOZIE! LOL, you are so good, I could make about twenty lists from your last point alone. And normally I feel the same way in spring but this return of wintery weather has made me feel all insular lately and not very inclined towards spring cleaning.

Sif said...

Yeah, I'm a bit of SAD sufferer myself - though this winter hasn't been as bad as previous years, which I think is thanks to cutting back on sugar and getting a bit better handle on my hyperglycemic issues, too - I just keep telling myself that REAL Spring doesn't happen until about the third week of September, which is just around the corner, and then so this back-and-forth weather is just a teaser for what is to come, it will DEFINITELY get warmer and sunnier in the coming weeks!!!

Bin Mitch's Mum said...

oh please tell me you're right about the weather... I'm so ready to just drive up north and never come back..

As for the other stuff, I'm sure you'll work it all out - it's been quite inspiring watching your journey this past year both with the weightloss and all the other stuff too (like the photgraphy even tho in my ignorance I can't really tell a great picture from an average one...)

Teenagers and the failing parent...