Any good project will undergo modifications and updating as it progresses. Thus is the case with the “Great Unsticking of 2015.” Has anyone noticed the title keeps changing? A modification in and of itself. Actually. I just don’t recall what I called it in the beginning, and it’s not important enough for me to go look it up. Some things I accept.
Step 1: Has been a step I haven’t completely revealed to anyone. Suffice it to say it has almost run it’s course, but it was so useful that I have decided to modify it so I can continue to use it. This week I started the modification on two levels. I hope to keep it up on a regular basis.
Step 2: I am meeting with the person I hired for billing and books for the private practice next week. Kickoff will hopefully be start of September some time. My part is I need to write a letter to my referral sources this week, and call a few folks on my waiting list. The new office space is secured as of Sept. 1. I will keep my other position as it is, and modify it accordingly if things take off.
The great household purging is complete. The modification here is keeping up with it. So far, so good. The kitchen table is still visible, which is saying something since people have stayed at the house, and I have since left for several days and returned…both of which tend to contribute to the clutter.
I am trying to be both vigilant and diligent. This dug up more stuff in the memory department than I expected and I am trying to tame those back into place as part of this step.
Step 4: I needed some time off that was both affordable and not medical in nature. Did it…
Be sure to turn up the volume. Lovely.
Going back for a few days in Sept. with a friend. Also “Operation Meet the Brit” is on for early September.
Step 5: I needed to reinforce some familial boundaries… done. I am trying to keep them in place with patience and compassion without blowing a nutty over it. So far, so good.
Step 6: I am having more than a few issues with this step. I have to address some ongoing health stuff. Part of the goal is related to attrition of this faulty vessel I call my body … feet and balance are the easy parts and I’m finding them a challenge, despite doing all I can in terms of exercise and taping. I am not good at not pushing… I need to find some way to tolerate the down time better. I am not only bored but feeling angry for when I must sleep or take down time.
Subsection a: I also have another part of this that I must commit to, and haven’t as yet as I don’t feel ready… I gotta get ready… So far this is my biggest stickler in the unsticking… I am just so fed up with the limits of this illness and body that I have become fairly intolerant of the constant “one more thing…” I would like to say I am working on it, but I’m not certain that I am. I may be just thinking about it constantly, and doing nothing to get my head space in a different place. This one needs work.
What it boils down to is, I’m not sure how to wrap my head around the necessity to take another shot at a health issue that has gotten worse and required drastic interventions just to hold it at “worse” over the past eight years, despite all efforts to change it.
Step 7: Can only help with step 6 and everything else… I AM working on this one. Trying to reconnect after a lapse in faith over the past few years. As an aside, on vacation I stopped at an outdoor chapel … it was pretty cool.
Step 8: The effing book… I dunno…
Step 9: Is to maintain that which I must and that which is most important to me. One of those is Doug… who is going to be 16 this year. He is mildly demented, but is doing much better since having a stroke earlier this month. Well, he is the same as he was before the stroke so he has recovered. Hooray!
He is on a new prescription diet for older guys along with his usual stuff… and he is taking some good meds for his head. Although he couldn’t come with me to the beach this year, it helps to know that he is with friends who love him as much as I do… He carried this treat around all day the first day I was gone. I had given it to him before I left. I got this photo about 6pm from Judi who was watching him for the few days I was gone.
Also in this category is my car. It has been a good vehicle and I think Chevy should know about it. Maybe I will write them a letter today… On the trip this happened (forgive the filth, I take care of my car in other ways…)
***OK , so that’s the update… all the thankfuls are implied… they are there believe me… Even in #6… I’m not dead yet and I can still gripe about it… Have a good weekend.