The Road to 100
The road to 100 is long and rocky. It’s a rocky road, it’s a result of Rocky Road. Rocky Road ice cream, m&m’s, stress, having 3 babies in 5 years, genetics and a lifetime of poor decisions and indecision. I am not blaming anyone or anything. I know this is all on me. Other people can do it, other people have direction and willpower. At times, I do too. Other people have goals and at times, I do too. I have set goals and achieved them. I have set goals and failed to achieve them. The purpose of this blog is to set new goals and to hold me accountable to achieve them because, even if no one reads this, I will, and if anyone should be accountable to anyone, it’s me to myself.
Recently, I wrote a post on the Colorado Springs Mom’s Blog about feeling lost in my indecision about what come’s next if life. After having worked hard through my 20’s to achieve the goals of a youthful minded kid, I find myself not knowing what to do next with my life. You can read that article here.
In the post I ask if I missed the memo on what happens after you reach all of those initial goals, (for me) good job, beautiful family, nice house etc. I think the answer is that you set new goals. But this is where I struggle. In my younger days there were career counselors, and leadership camp and a young, optimistic new bride and groom who made plans and timelines together with little concern for reality. But those counselors today are not so easily identified, those camps not so easily found and that bride and groom are no longer quite so optimistic. Life and time it seems will do that to you. So I set out doing what I always do; Googling goal setting, weight loss, marriage tips etc. Except I didn’t find what I am looking for because no one knows what my goals are. Obviously, not even me.
My life, like many people’s is multi-dimensional. I have many balls in the air at any given time. When things are going well, I feel like a class act at the Circus that is my life, when things are not going so well, I feel like I am rolling gutter balls in some shady, backwoods bowling league. Keeping track of all of these things makes moving forward with intention a challenge. So here, day by day, this blog is going to be where I come to set, work towards, log and achieve my goals. Over the next year (ish) I plan to set and achieve goals related to 100 in the following categories, in no particular order and subject to change and refinement:
100 intentional adventures/memories with my kids
100 “dates” with my husband
100 bucket list items with my parents
100 work acts related to leadership and quality improvement
100 sales in my side hustle
100 acts of kindness/religious intentions
100 posts of accountability
Wish me luck. I am going to need it.