It’s been an interesting week. I got pretty ill with an upper respiratory virus and took most of the work week off. It’s the first time at this job I’ve ever done such a thing, and it felt really good! I realize I am very ready to move into my career of choice and really want to be in a place where I’m treated as a sacred adult. This place has been a cocoon for me but now all of the rules and regs enforcements has felt like corset stays and it makes it difficult to breathe. It also feels more political and it’s not where I choose to be in the long run. I’ve enjoyed writing ‘fantasy journals’ about my fantasy job/career. It was something recommended to me by Karen Rauch Carter, a feng shui specialist, when I asked her about another aspect of my life, and it has been great to write about my vision of work and affirming it as already true.
1. Make my home a beautiful retreat.
Bring table to storage room. So happy about this! We brought down the table, another table, an office chair, and a computer monitor…some things went to the alley to be thrown away. My main room looks enormous. Also, A. bought us a vacuum cleaner and a lot of dust got discovered through suction! Energy has definitely been cleared!
2. Plan a monthly self-care plan on or near the first of each month with the intention that I get all the support that I need.
Eye doctor on day off
Three things a day to explore new work options
Two alanon meetings
One therapy appointment Thursday?
3. Have a weekly Gold Time session to ensure that I’m meeting all of my goals.
4. Love and appreciate my partner and support him in his creative endeavors.
Practice leaning back this week and self-care. I feel..I want…, etc. (Realizing when I focus on A. too much, it’s time to go to an alanon meeting or see a friend. It really is symptomatic of my isolation, and I was cooped up this week with my cold. The great thing about going to the meetings is that I keep running into people I haven’t seen in ages and even years who I’m really happy to see and vice versa.:) A. has also appreciated my residual happiness, too.)
Check out his recital schedule and request time off.
5. Plan meet and greets with friends 2-4 times a month and send a card to an out of town friend every week.
Mail letter to K.
Call H. or L. to schedule coffee.
6. Write poetry every day and build creative community.
NaPoWriMo!! (Argh! Have not been in the mood to write. This week will catch up.)
7. Leave my city once a month and leave my country once a year.
We are going on a road trip this weekend.
8. Become a licensed acupuncturist and figure out the next step (where to work and mentoring).
Study two hours a day (Yes! I’ve been doing this one very well.)
Mail transcripts and clean needle certificate to NCCAOM.
9. Track my expenses daily on Mint.com
10. Work with a financial coach.