THE GREAT UNSTICKING
2015 2016 AND THE TToT
Typically this is a time of reflecting upon the accomplishments of the past year, however I’ve spent my time since early July in an intermittent review of The Great Unsticking of 2015. I guess I’m just saying I’ve been reviewing for the past six months so time is best spent in this instance, looking ahead. The Great Unsticking worked really well, but like anything that has been burnt, there are pieces of life that are still quite adhered and need continued attention. I knew this would be the case when I started the Unsticking. Now just seems like the appropriate time to regroup in a more formal way. After all it is the time of resolve.
I will need to continue certain parts of the original plan:
- My private practice was successfully begun but, needs attention to build now that I have insurance panelling completed and all the other pieces in place.
- I must and am quite willing to maintain my elderly dog through his golden years.
- I must continue to maintain my vehicle.
- I must continue to work on finances and how I use money. I am really good with a buck, but I would like to learn not to worry about it. There was a time when I didn’t really care about money, however I suspect that was because I had more of it then. I also didn’t resent how I had to spend it back then.
- I worked a lot on spirituality since the start of the Unsticking, however I think I spent most of my time in an intellectual pursuit. I need to make it more personal. I have to let go of some stuff and need to work on those in order to meet this goal.
- The book was listed in the original plan, but I really had no intention of doing much with it. I did however do more than I thought I would. I managed to decide about further editing…not gonna do it. I managed to FINALLY write a query letter. I managed to send it out. I have some things to do still. I need to complete a listing of agents to contact. I need to send out applications and letters to said individuals.
- Health: complicated at best. I must continue my current regime… at the same time, there are some choices I have to address as I have been saying “I’m gonna wait it out as long as I can,” way too often. It is time to make a few decisions that will either help me move on if they work or well…not … if they don’t.
- There are certain things I have decided to delay and have physician support to do so, but in order to do that I have to increase my aerobic and flexibility exercise (beyond boxing twice a week). To that end I got a recumbent bike for Christmas as it must be a low impact form of exercise. It needs to be put together and not used as a coat rack. So that is the goal for this week (put the bike together).
- I have also committed to a new nutritional model in hopes of increasing some absorption in my system. By “committed” I mean I have met with specialists and done a ton of reading and research and chosen my next path. I have yet to start.
OKAY, so that’s where Phase Four is at. Each of the above goals is broken down in doable steps at this point. Some have been underway for the past six months and are continuing , some are in active contemplation as they were in need of much research before officially acting upon them… still others are past the conceptual stage and ready for action to begin.
This week the new step beyond all that is being maintained and addressed regularly, is the bike. I’m gonna put it together.
ON WITH THE TToT
- I’m grateful for people who remain interested in plans for unsticking. It keeps me accountable and thereby makes my chance for success more likely.
- I was able to start a new blog this week (carrot)dedicated to motivation. My hope is that in providing a place for others, I will also increase my personal motivation to continue this project. Self-serving… I know.
- Doug, always Doug.
- The ability to make educated decisions.
- The new bike
- The car hit 206,000… let’s all stop and say a little prayer for continued success shall we?
- An internal drive. I’ve been pretty out of sorts of late, but recognize the ability to regroup. I appreciate the support I get around that from friends and pros.
- I have to take a trip mid-January. I dread the travel in the physical state I’m in, but again I know once it happens it will be fine. I’m grateful for the ability to see that the tough stuff is temporary. It’s not gonna be tough all the time or forever.
- None of us may always like our options, but I am grateful that there are still choices.
- Have I mentioned Doug?