Saturday, August 20, 2016

OKAY, for those of you wondering about yesterday's post. 

I have decided to start a 100 day challenge.  The theory behind it is that if you do 1 thing every day, even a small thing, in 100 days you will have made major progress towards your goals and developed habits that will move you forward in life.

I have a lot of goals.  I also have had the feeling of late that my life has been running me (ragged) rather than me running my life.  SO, changes need to be made.  BIG changes.  And little steps can lead to big changes if done CONSISTENTLY.  SO, 100 day challenge -- starting yesterday, with an end date of November 27, 2016 with a check up to see how I've done.  The areas I am working in are:  Health/Weight; Writing;  Household/Finances.

Now folks, I'm going to be honest here.  This is my blog.  And I've had all sorts of people tell me that you shouldn't put information out there to the online community, you're just asking for trouble, and prospective employers will read it and . . . blah, blah, blah. All of that is ABSOLUTELY TRUE.  But, I want to be honest about moving forward, and I want to have some support for it.  So I'm going to trust you all, which means sometimes admitting things I'm not too happy about.  Like I weigh more than I should.  I have occasional financial embarrassments (and if you never have, WOW, I'm impressed--because at one point or another almost everyone I've ever known has and hey, even the government and candidates are admitting that the middle class is sinking fast).  SO, I'm going to be honest, and hope for the best.  And I'm going to ignore the ads and TRY to ignore the trolls.

Day 2 -
1.  Exercised;
2.  Wrote; Did a lesson in online course;
3.  Tried to contact EdFinancial about status.  Found out the student loans are ALMOST paid for.  That doesn't help me this month, but I may be able to get it paid off with the October book checks which would be a help each and every month.  WOOT.

It's raining (YAY we so needed it) so that precludes some of the outdoor work I was thinking of.  So today I want to scrub the floors and take out the torn up tile on the back porch and prep to put the new tile in.

And I need to figure out what I'm going to do to drum up a little extra cash since the car repairs, while necessary, have left me a bit on the short side until payday.

How/what did you all do?

4 comments:

Artemis Page said...

This is a fantastic idea Cat, I'm proud of you for mak8ng the decision to do this. And about being honest about it all. Not sure I could do that.

Betty Schmidt said...

Hey Cie,

just found your blog when I read your newsletter. I think this 100 day challenge is an awesome idea. Do you mind if I join in and post it on my blog (maybe as a weekly update), too? I'd of course mention that it was your idea and link back to your blog.

I also like that you are honest. Makes me like you even more.

Looking forward to the next Celis Graves book by the way. :-)

lots of love from Germany,

Betty

P.S. By the way, is there a way to subscribe to your blog so I get e-mails about new posts? I can't find one. And I sadly keep forgetting to check blogs. :-(

C. T. Adams said...

Hi Guys! Yes, you are welcome to run with it. I'm not the originator of the idea. It was a big deal about a year ago, but I'm always running late lately. LOL. And yes, you can subscribe to the blog. I'm trying to remember how. It may be that you only can if you have a blog with Blogger, but they're free, but I know Blogger is affiliated with Gmail. HMNNNN. Let me get back to you if I can think of it.

Betty Schmidt said...

Well, better late than never. :-)) Plus, now at least I found it on your blog. :-)

I do have a blog with blogger.com. I added the option to follow by e-mail as a gadget into the sidebar. Not sure if there is another way. I don't know enough to edit the basic stuff provided by blogger.