Play: I got two trips this month, both of which allowed me to “play” with my friends and catch up on all the events over the past year in person. Went for dinners, drinks, dim sum, and got to support two of my friends who are launching their own small businesses.
Productivity: on this one, not so much. Other than I got an award at work which was nice, so I guess that reflects I actually was productive.
On to March… 14 months ago
I did a lot of playing this month as far as productivity there wasn’t much of it. 14 months ago
I signed up for a class….I was supposed to sign up for a class to play in. Instead, a business course!
So that was failure!!!
However, my productivity soared as I completed a step that had been out there for a year and a half – on a large project.
I can get there.
yee ha? 14 months ago
Still taking little steps to pick myself up so delighted last month to be almost caffeine free and finding myself sleeping better i decided to concentrate on my eating which has been random for a long time .. i’ve always been under-weight for my height but with the recent stresses even i noticed the loss and was feeling weak but my appetite had shrunk and i was struggling to get through a meal without my mind suddenly jumping in saying thats it i’ve had enough .. concentrating on the 3 main meal times breakfast lunch and dinner i decided to eat something even just a small something and it seems to be working though i still need to work on this through March i can happily say that i’ve eaten a whole dinner every day this week.
I committed myself to getting an eye test done which i’d been putting off for over a year even though i was noticing difilculty reading small print in artificial light .. i finally confronted my fear of the unknown and am wearing glasses as i type .. :)
I also wanted to start getting more social again .. so accepted all offers of lunch, went to friends on a Saturday night and the best one, met an internet friend i’d been chatting with for well over a year which led me to organising another meet-up with another internet friend for this month.
And emotionally i’m getting there .. my abusive ex had been posting his online version of our relationship, it was crude, personal and quite hurtful in places .. my first reaction was to ignore but now i’ve decided to start my own blog not to get back at him but to tell it how it was for me hoping to learn from it and share it with good intentions and i do feel it is helping me with my healing complete.
Productively still working on everything else but still moving forwards ..
And for fun .. hmm apart from the social putting myself out there .. i played in the snow and started taking walks into town again .. got my hair done, had my teeth cleaned at the dentist, bought some boots for a bargain price, had fun with valentines despite my single status, watched a film and my favourite Sunday night show, listened to music and danced through the housework.
Well done all you awesome 43ters for without you i wonder where we’d get our inspiration and motivation to march on into March with a positive energy and thoughtful support .. 14 months ago
was a good month. Looking back I got a lot done. Not only that but I went out plenty and had fun. So much so that I never really wrote much down for this goal…oops.
I guess I was just a productive little fun monster this month .14 months ago
Wrapping up this week and this goal with the gift of a four-day weekend. For some reason it is really slow at work right now and my other sources have nothing going on either. Not the best fiscal position to be in but maybe still a chance to be productive in other areas that are equally important.
The whole idea of play has almost totally escaped me during this goal. Sure, we did some playing in Birmingham last weekend, but rather than be impulsive and undirected, I mapped out our fun and our play like a German general plotting a campaign. In other words, it was work to plan the play. Productive, but not what I was hoping for as far as spontaneous goes.
By Monday I will be moving on to the March Bootcamp, but I still have four days to fill with productivity and play. Yesterday I impulsively called a friend and we got together for a couple of hours in the morning and that was fun. I worked my list of chores and that was productive. I selected and booked a late summer cruise for S. and I this year. It is not the one we originally wanted to do because the airfare to Europe is ungodly expensive, twice the Med cruise we wanted to take. But this will be nice and we go places we have not been before. I got a chance to get under the hood of S.’s car which has been giving her trouble. She took it to repair shop and they wanted $200 up front just to diagnosis the problems so yesterday I dragged out my tools and checked a few things out. I replaced all the spark plugs, fixed the right rear turn signal bulb and refitted the hatchback handle. The car still needs to have the valve cover gasket replaced at a very minimum and a general tune-up and compression test is probably required. But changing the plugs resolved the performance problems and made the “check engine” light go off. It took me about an hour and cost $20. She was very impressed with my handymanness and after a shower I was able to get under her hood and tinker around until she was running smooth, too.
Friday I’ve still got a list of things to do that include giving the chiropractor an answer on whether I want to proceed with the treatment regimen he suggested. For fun I’m going to meet up with a couple of people I work with; it is their birthdays this weekend and we are getting together at a Mexican restaurant for drinks and celebration.
Saturday I’ve got work around the house including raking out and prepping the garden for the vegetables and lettuces I plan to get going. My herbs crashed in their starter pots over the weekend while I was not here to water them, but I can start more pretty easily. I also want to take a ride up into the mountains, maybe to Blood Mountain, and get outdoors a little.
Sunday should be chore free and all play. If I can figure out what kind of play I want to do. I won’t try and plan it too hard, just open myself to opportunity. Oh, I also need to do some hard thinking and planning about how to deal with the upcoming promotion being foisted on me at work. In that situation, I will have to be much more responsive and much less reactive. 14 months ago
I had so much work that I wasn’t able to do anything… you may have noticed I barely wrote anything in 43t on February… and sadly, March will be pretty much the same… so I would rather not take part of the bootcamp and try to have a to do list on my phone.
I will be back on April but for now I don’t want to put myself through the torture of having a to do list in here knowing already that there are few chances of getting anything done.
good luck to all with your March bootcamp, though!! :) 15 months ago
But I did declutter alot and got back on track with exercising twice a week, so I am at least happy about this.
Next month WILL BE better. 15 months ago