Goals that are not written down are just wishes!
Makes sense. DH and I tried something different to
accomplish our goals. We made a deadline of two months.
That was because we wanted to accomplish all our goals
before it became dark earlier outside and before cold temps.
So these were our goals to accomplish by Nov. 1st. Do you
see what was wrong with the list?
1. Paint the house.
2. Clean the yard
3. Shampoo the carpet, upstairs and down
4. Cut two trees in the front yard
5. Clean out the gardening shed
6. Clean out the garage
7. Work on updating the Wills
8. Clean the study (files, cabinets, desks, computers)
9. Look for a new car
10. Trip to Alabama
11. Trip to Charleston
Yes, we just about killed ourselves working on our goals, but all
except for one (garden shed), we accomplished them all. Some
took longer than expected (painting the house) and some cost
more than we expected (wow, what a trip to Charleston), but
some were definitely worth it( updating Wills and the study)!
Some seemed more like fun (cutting down the trees and working
in the yard), while others were down and dirty work (garage)!
In fact, next year, the only goal for October will be to clean out
the garage. The weather was perfect, but it involved every day.
We only looked for a new car one weekend because after we
saw what it cost, we decided just to keep fixing the Oldsmobile.
But it was fun looking at new or pre-owned cars. Poor DH, he
had to do most of the work. We will decide what to put on our
new list of goals for November and December on Nov. 1st.
We know two items for November already.
1. Rake Leaves
2. Have Fun!
Hope you have a great weekend!