10 Days In

Things have been a little quiet around here in terms of goal setting and goal tracking and I want to get back to it because I truly find that I am more productive when I post my goals and you guys help keep me accountable. Here are the marks I hit and missed in September….

W 16 And So On

At the intersection of Could have, Should Have and Would Have is a Bermuda triangle of nothingness named I Didn’t. With all the potential and all the promise and all the good intentions in the world, it’s either you did or you didn’t. I could have  helped but I let the opportunity pass me by….

W 15 And Beyond

I’ve heard this imperative many times. Do your best. What does that mean? In The Four Agreements, a book I read recently, Don Miguel Ruiz says, your best is a subjective standard. Your best is different at different times and you need to know what that best is right now you don’t torture yourself past…

Q1 Goal Check In, April Intentions

The first quarter of 2017 is past. In January, I made a LONG list of 2017 goals. Here’s how I’m doing at my quarterly checkup and what I’m doing differently in April to try to catch up. Running/ Health and Fitness Run NYC marathon 11/17 – I still didn’t get accepted in the March drawing so I’ll be trying to get…

Ten Years From Now, We’ll Still Be On Top

I woke up this morning to the sound of laughter, the kind of laughter that comes from children who have known only the cool swaddling of blankets of innocence. Happy children who think a new day breaks just to give them another opportunity to eat grapes and suck lollipops in bed. Happy children who, this morning, have…

You Make Me Smile

Last weekend was a tough one and the week seemed to kind of fade in – what with saying farewell to my friend that passed away the week before. But that Sunday night, I could feel the weight of the sadness on me. My head felt like there was a weight attached to it. I…

Another Kind of Marathon

How many words can you write in a day? Today, I am attempting to move from 37,025 to 50,000 words. That means I have a 12,975 word goal for the next 15 hours. Well, a little less. I haven’t uploaded anything today yet but trust me, it’s way less than 12K. Update: At 9:55 a.m….

Plan For A Better Week

I have a cold and it’s cold outside (and rainy today). That combo has me craving comfort foods: Mac and cheese Potato Salad Meatballs I’m building my meal planning this week around those comfort foods and changing up my meal schedule – I keep hearing about not eating a late, big dinner and now that I’m…

Moving From Goal Setting To Goal Getting

Setting goals is the easy part. I say, “I want that life. These are the steps I will put in place to get to that target.” But the execution of the steps is a daily grind. My goals for this week are: Get to 30,000 words in the novel (I’m currently at 15,418) Exercise everyday…

Transforming is Becoming

3 weeks ago, my friend, T, and I decided to start seriously working on the lives we want to live. We decided to do a weekly check-in to keep each other focused on the goals. She was planning to go back to school this semester but her plans got a little railroaded for the next…

How To Make This Week More Meaningful

Life is meant to be enjoyed. Every moment of every day of every week can have purpose. Sometimes, we get so caught up wishing for some event in the future that we fail to appreciate the moments in the interim. If you’re one of those people who spend the days from Monday to Friday just…