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11/07/2017
  • rosewilder
    rosewilder Doing 2 cheers 2017-10-18 12:01:23

    October 13-17, 2017
    13 miles

    264 miles
    136 miles to go!

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    rosewilder Doing 1 cheers 2017-10-13 12:50:01

    Doing the math, I see I have to do 58 miles in each the remaining three months of my year to meet my goal.
    For October so far, I have done 25 miles, so I have 33 miles to do in in the remaining 19 days. That's doable. I am, though, concerned about later November and December, when the ice comes and I'm less able to walk outside safely every day.
    Oh well- we'll cross that (icy) bridge when we come to it.

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    rosewilder Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-13 12:42:50

    October 1-12, 2017
    Chrome kept telling me this site wasn't secure, so I wasn't able to put my miles here. Therefore, this is an estimate.

    25 miles
    251 miles
    149 miles to go!

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    rosewilder Doing 3 cheers 2017-10-02 12:43:47

    Sept 29-30, 2017
    5 miles
    226 miles
    174 miles to go!

    Woot woot!

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    rosewilder Doing 2 cheers 2017-09-28 14:49:21

    September 27-28, 2017
    5 miles.
    221 miles.
    179 miles to go!

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Thrive! 4 people are doing this
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21/02/2017
  • rosewilder
    rosewilder Doing 3 cheers 2017-08-17 15:16:34

    An area of significance to my thriving or lack thereof:
    I had two things happen with my work this past week (with two completely different people) that made me feel very disrespected and highlighted the fact that I am not part of either client's organization, and thus don't feel like I belong anywhere.
    Well, I am not part of either client's organization, but I've been subjecting myself to both of the client's (stupid) rules and disrespect. I don't have the financial wherewithal (or the courage) to stop subjecting myself to their rules- YET- because I need their money. But I don't have to subject myself to their disrespect.
    That is an issue I need to change from within, inoculating myself from caring what either stupid man in power does or thinks, and making as much of my work pleasant and finding value in myself rather than expecting any acknowledgement from them.
    My friend introduced me to the idea of YET. I am not ready to breakout on my own and dump these stupid clients YET- but I will work to get ready to do so in the future. I will spend as much time as I can growing my skills and preparing myself to make it without them whilst subjecting myself to their frustrating rules and rudeness, finding other areas in my career (like speaking at conferences) in which to feel valued and expert.

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    rosewilder Doing 3 cheers 2017-08-09 14:40:34

    I am back on track!
    And I am loving it.

    I feel no qualms about my recent big decision. It has increased my health and happiness. I am making better food choices, walking consistently, and I am taking steps to create positive change in my work.

    Big sigh of relief to feel so good again.

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    rosewilder Doing 4 cheers 2017-08-07 01:18:44

    Three things to takeaway from the trip:


    1. The power of the trees (forest bathing)

    2. The power of the ocean

    3. Reclaiming my power

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    rosewilder Doing 3 cheers 2017-08-01 00:45:57

    Oh, my. Between the change I made that resulted in the uptick of my health and this trip I am taking, I am positively THRIVING.

    I was asked to be on a discussion panel at a conference across the country. I left for it yesterday. Today is rehearsal day for the conference, where we tested our microphones and our spotting for the video cameras (it is being lived streamed on the internet), and the presenters, about 20 of us in all, are having a wonderful time. I feel so energized and powerful with these intelligent, fantastic colleagues. This is the best I've felt about my work in some time!

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    rosewilder Doing 5 cheers 2017-07-11 13:15:18

    So, the jogging has not worked out- my fledgling efforts injured my knee, and I was told by various folk that people with knees such as myself should stick to walking.

    Fortunately, I've been walking on a consistent basis these past 10 days, (despite the knee pain- it's manageable even when walking 2.75 miles per day) and that should take care of the exercise component necessary for my thriving.

    Now, as for the other aspects of Rose Wilder thriving:
    I have 48 hours of leisure in front of me. I just finished 3 major projects at work (it's been grueling!) and I'm taking today and tomorrow completely off. Tomorrow I am taking Frog and the girls to the next state over for a family party, but today... what shall I do with today?

    I've noticed lately a lack of clarity about how I want to spend my non-work, non-parenting hours. Nothing is calling me. What do I want to do? I'm not sure.

    One thing I know I will do today: I will do my usual 2.75 miles on the shore of the ocean. That should be pleasant. Beach, here I come!

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07/08/2017
  • rosewilder
    rosewilder Doing 0 cheers 2017-10-13 12:38:50

    I brought my own breakfast to the meeting from hell today. I am so glad I did- the crummy food only adds to the stress of the meeting for me.

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    rosewilder Doing 1 cheers 2017-09-28 14:53:30

    I somehow fell out of ample fruit and vegetable eating.

    I have to re-incorporate that into my habits.

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    rosewilder Doing 4 cheers 2017-09-07 13:02:53

    Sept. 6th: I'm down another 2 pounds, which is fantastic, but is also exactly the time I need to make sure I continue to make healthy choices.

    I can't get complacent when the scale goes the way I want it to, since I've seen the numbers go up as well. Long term health is what I'm aiming for. All the extra walking I'm doing is more likely what has contributed to the weight I've lost. Now I have to keep actively making my food choices as good as my exercise choices.

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    rosewilder Doing 3 cheers 2017-09-03 16:34:12

    Sept. 2nd: The brownies got me.
    Our guests brought Ghiardelli's brownies for desert. Sooo good. Sooo bad. (But I can't fully blame myself- I think when you have a treat like that once in a while, it can only help a long term eating plan, not hurt it.)

    I'll try to walk a bit extra tomorrow.

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    rosewilder Doing 2 cheers 2017-08-31 02:38:39

    I discovered Trader Joe's frozen microwavable brown rice and chana masala (chickpeas). So amazingly yummy and good for you! Yay!

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19/02/2017
  • rosewilder
    rosewilder Doing 2 cheers 2017-10-18 12:06:51

    When I bring up the winter clothes, I am going to try to pare down as much of my summer duds as possible. I have so much in my closet that I don't wear much. It's time to streamline.

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  • rosewilder
    rosewilder Doing 6 cheers 2017-10-02 12:47:37

    LOL!
    I discarded one thing yesterday.
    It was a car map of California.
    I have not lived in California for 11 years.
    I have not used a paper map (even one of the state I live in now) to navigate in over 4 years.
    Honestly, Rose Wilder, what in the world was I thinking keeping that?

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    • Andia
      Andia 2 cheers 2017-10-02 13:38:05

      @rosewilder lol, I used to collect maps, this was pre-google. I said farewell to my map collection about 3 years ago.

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    • sabryn
      sabryn 1 cheers 2017-10-02 15:06:22

      @rosewilder In the past, I have been a librarian when it comes to that sort of stuff. When I lived at home, I set up file folders in my personal filing cabinet (not the household one!) and organized my parents' maps and instruction manuals. When I was in my mid-30s, I finally got around to weeding out those folders. The maps were so old, they included roads and towns that no longer existed. And I had instruction manuals for things my parents had gotten rid of decades before. Now I don't keep any of that stuff - if I need it, I can find it online. But I definitely relate to this post!

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  • rosewilder
    rosewilder Doing 10 cheers 2017-09-18 12:43:26

    I spent 30 minutes decluttering yesterday.
    It was painful to decide what to discard and what to keep in certain areas.

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    rosewilder Doing 7 cheers 2017-03-23 12:35:49

    Today is a great day for spring cleaning! I will put an hour into finding the things I don't need and assigning them a new home.

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18/02/2017
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14/02/2017
  • rosewilder
    rosewilder Doing 1 cheers 2017-10-13 13:02:50



    1. I brought my own breakfast to the meeting from hell, so I am eating better tasting food that is better for me.



    2. I made the meeting participants from hell laugh with my introduction.



    3. I got to vent quite vigorously yesterday. Since I usually try to keep positive and professional, especially amongst this crowd, it was a good way to honor my feelings and put me first for once.



    4. A glass of red wine at dinner was so lovely and relaxing.


    5. My knee has not been bothering me at all! Hooray for a healthy, pain-free body!

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    rosewilder Doing 2 cheers 2017-09-27 16:47:02

    I need gratitude desperately when I have PMS:


    1. I got a decent sleep last night for 7 hours. That's nothing to sneeze at.

    2. I got the recycling out on time to be collected.

    3. Cute squirrels running around with large nuts distending their mouths.

    4. And soon it will be squirrel feeding time again!

    5. Even though summer's over, I've been keeping a positive attitude about the change of season, and trying to enjoy time outdoors.

    6. I finally made the doctor appointments for the kids. Better late than never.

    7. I had a sense of humor about my inability to let the simplest thing go.

    8. I will take this moment- right now- to breathe, to stop blaming myself, and to say something nice to myself.

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    rosewilder Doing 1 cheers 2017-09-16 14:57:47

    9-15-17 gratitudes:


    1. Good books

    2. Good food

    3. Good health

    4. Good dog

    5. Furry, purry cats

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    rosewilder Doing 5 cheers 2017-09-14 12:34:40

    9-13-17 gratitudes:


    1. Giving myself the gift of solo downtime.

    2. A silly sense of humor.

    3. Being there for a friend who needed a sympathetic ear.

    4. Books.

    5. Taking time to appreciate the trees.

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    rosewilder Doing 3 cheers 2017-09-11 12:29:02

    Monday Morning gratitude:
    (when one needs gratitude the most, nu?) Today, I am so grateful for:



    1. A weekend with my cousins. Pure perfection. I am so grateful that my parents gave me this firm foundation of extended family with my dad's cousin and his cousin's children.



    2. The love and fun times I have for/with my parents, sister's family, and passel o'cousins. I am so lucky to enjoy my extended family so much.



    3. My sweet spouse: Frog drove A home from the big party at midnight so my parents wouldn't have to do it.



    4. Tadpole's newly burgeoning sense of independence.


    5. "gotta walk the dog"= health and happiness

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13/02/2017
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13/02/2017
  • rosewilder
    rosewilder Doing 4 cheers 2017-02-18 14:52:27

    Today's task to honor myself: check workshop dates and price; email and ask if it's okay that it's a work in progress.Β 
    (This seems minor, but it takes courage.)

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    rosewilder Doing 6 cheers 2017-02-17 13:29:03

    Hoo boy. Apparently I have fear of rejection issues.
    Last night, I dreamt the editor of my favorite literary magazine (who is really a man but was a woman in the dream) and her assistant, who for no explicable reason was Melissa McCarthy) were critiquing my manuscript. Editor was crossing out large sections of text, really pressing down hard on the pen and scribbling so you couldn't see the words anymore. I asked her to just circle the sections she thought I needed to change- it hurt my feelings that the words were figuratively and literally being obliterated- and she went to the title page and circled the whole thing, stating that it was all awful. Then, Melissa McCarthy said , "Remember when I said you should focus on poetry? That was just so you would write less words. The less words you write, the better. "
    I woke up with my heart pounding in fear. I was so angry and scared, and then I realized- oh, that's why I avoid writing. Fear of rejection. Fear of not really having any talent.

    I will not let that cruelty, that horrible fear win.

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13/02/2017
  • rosewilder
    rosewilder Doing 5 cheers 2017-04-29 15:27:58

    A-hem. Ms. Wilder, it's been 10 days since you last celebrated your minor accomplishments. Kindly proceed:


    1. I sent the reimbursement application for my business travel (better late than never).

    2. Walking, walking, and more walking! I've now been ramping up my exercise for almost a full month.

    3. I made a conference with Tadpole's teacher to discuss some issues upon which I want to get a better handle.

    4. I conducted a really great webinar on Monday. It was one of those moments of "flow", and the part of my work that I truly enjoy.

    5. I boxed up all the fall/winter clothes.

    6. I was supportive of my spouse despite my doubts.

    7. I invited everyone to Mother's Day.

    8. I was firm but loving with my daughter.

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    rosewilder Doing 5 cheers 2017-04-19 12:27:38

    I had a conversation with an acquaintance- one that I hardly know- that yielded an excellent reminder to focus on the good. She suggested that I keep a list of accomplishments as well as the overwhelming to-do list I keep. So I'm going to do that here. It's a bit like my gratitude list, but it's focused on what I've done right or even just done. It's a great way to counter the constant feeling of "I have too much to do, I never get it done," which is an anxiety and non-honoring thought to allow to take precedence in my mind.

    So, some things I did right or got done recently:


    1. I completed and mailed the child care application.

    2. I have walked the last 8 days in a row without missing a day.

    3. I helped Frogette with her summer paperwork.

    4. i made family dinner last night.

    5. I completed the flyer.

    6. I pitched a gig (a non- big boss gig! yay!) that was accepted. A little more moolah for me!

    7. I washed the dishes.


    Thoughts: it was very hard to not counter these in my mind. (i.e. "Well, maybe I did the dishes, but the kitchen floor is filthy!" or "Ooh, big deal. You made one family dinner. What about all those other times you slacked and didn't do it.")
    NOPE! Please stop that, Rose Wilder. It's unnecessary and unkind. I wouldn't say those things to a friend, would I? I should treat myself as well as I treat a friend.
    I am going to keep on adding to this list, a little at a time, and try to celebrate everything I put on it.

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    rosewilder Doing 4 cheers 2017-02-24 16:05:49

    Two nightmares about my in-laws recently. A good reminder to try to honor and nurture myself when it comes to them.

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    rosewilder Doing 5 cheers 2017-02-18 14:52:52

    Today's task to honor myself: check workshop dates and price; email and ask if it's okay that it's a work in progress.Β (This seems minor, but it takes courage.)

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Meditate 87 people are doing this
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13/10/2017
  • rosewilder
    rosewilder Doing 4 cheers 2017-10-18 12:08:04

    Still neglecting this. I know it's good for me, but I'm not making the time I need for it.
    I'll try harder. I'll start by carving out some time today.

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    • suvinen
      suvinen Doing 1 cheers 2017-10-19 18:04:31

      @rosewilder Try just breathing in and out, and see how breathing sensation feels in different parts of your body. This is quick and calms immediately.

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  • rosewilder
    rosewilder Doing 2 cheers 2017-10-13 13:22:15

    Oh, my. I have completely neglected this. Therefore, I will take on this goal to track my (pathetic, fledgling) attempts.
    I tend to avoid meditating because it's not something I am not good at. I want to not only try to meditate more often but also be okay with the fact that I don't do it well, and accept the fact that it is a worthwhile practice and I don't have to do it well, but just do it.

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22/08/2017
  • rosewilder
    rosewilder Doing 3 cheers 2017-10-13 13:13:02

    For about a week, Chrome kept steering me away from 43things because they said it wasn't a safe site. (It doesn't say that now.)

    Did this happen to anyone else? Does anyone know what happened?

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