Every year I make several or four goals to achieve each year . Resolutions . I do think about the areas in my life that I would like to improve and I work on those all year long . I always make the one resolution that will be extremely hard .
Last year I accomplished two out of four .
This year , we are in the eighth month of the year , I try to report each and every month how I am doing .
Number one : Improve my health . I have to say that I have had no choice but to make this happen and this is how .
I have had diabetes for eight years and until last year I did not take any medication . The doctor put me on a small pill once a day , in January because my numbers are to high and I know because I check the level everyday she upped this medication , double the dose .
But this did not help and going back in to see this doctor was not going to help because she did not listen to me last time . I changed doctors in May and she put me on a new medication that is working better .
However , I still had refills for medication ( hormones ) from the old doctor . When the pharmacy unexpectedly would not refill that prescription , a week ago , I called for the other six months worth I had coming . No reply to my calls nor the pharmacies calls , I went to the office was told to leave her a message and nothing . A week and she did not care to call the pharmacy or tell me to come in .
I dumped her altogether last Friday . I got a new doctor . And I got my hormones after being out three days . Now the bad part , while going in and out of these doctors offices I caught something , I am sick with a cold or something :/ .
But so far this resolution is becoming a success .
Number Two : More Me time and doing what I love .
This one has been an up and down resolution . I have been writing and I love it . But I have not had any time for myself . I feel rushed all the time . I feel like I am living for others and not for me . This resolution needs more work and I have four months to turn this around .
So far this one is a fail .
Number Three : Get better organized .
I can see the mouths falling open because I am a minimalist . I have to say that after living with a hoarder for so long , this cycle is hard to break .He still has a hard time saying no to certain things when he shops , I still struggle with getting rid of things , mostly my dad`s things but I am so much better than before .
Receiving an inheritance of furniture from an elderly cousin in April did not help . I sold most of it and I have a few things on Ebay but for the most part I either kept something and sold what I had or I sold / gave things away .
I have accomplished my bedroom and the walk in closet , the spare bedroom and that closet . I still have to deal with this office but I have worked on it more of late . I do keep a clean house . Dusting is my problem keeping up .
I will say accomplished to this resolution and working on it .
The last , Number Four - Stop cussing .
First let me say I do not cuss everywhere I go . I am cussing when talking to family and friends , but I still want to stop .
Once an elderly gentleman heard me say " piss " and he said " say urine instead " . Later that evening I was in the kitchen and this adult male went for the pickles with his fingers . I yelled before he could stick his nasty fingers in the jar " Put your nasty fingers in that jar and I will slap the urine out of you ! " . I thought that elderly man was going to urinate all over himself laughing . BUT I did not cuss .
Stop cussing ? Big fat Fail !
I know I have four months left in this year but wanting to accomplish these goals can carry on for years to come , BUT I do not continue the same resolutions year after year . However I can work on the old ones as well as the new resolutions , sometimes it just happens because you had worked the year before on what you wanted .
This year I have accomplished one of last years goals of " grow more food and buy less food " . Got this awesome vegetable and fruit garden ! I have canned jelly and jam and made relish . I have chopped vegetables and froze them , actually I refilled the deep freezer with squash , zucchini and okra so far . I still have to blanch and freeze eggplant , freeze green tomato`s for fried green tomato`s in January .
And I am still working on one from last year " a new career " . I want a new career , I tried one last year and taking care of the elderly at home is a job I do not want to do again .
This year I did the selling on Craig`s list and I tripled the money I had invested . I could do a thrift store but I have no plans right now . Instead I pushed for repairs to an empty rental that I was working out of and put someone in that house after almost two years of setting empty , due to previous tenant abuse to that house .
I have started this Blog and I am hoping to start getting paid to write . I have a short book written and I have not added to this book in the last month . I need to publish by Fall . My deadline for myself .
Do you make resolutions ? Or goals ? I really enjoy pushing for the change I need in my life , sometimes it comes easy and other times not at all .
By Andria Perry