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    the 12 month plan - defined

    Spiritual & Emotional

    GOAL:  To figure out whom I want to be when "mom" is not the first word used to describe me. To be emotionally and spiritually healthy to move somewhere on my own. To be ready for a relationship when Mr. Wonderful comes along.

    TASKS:  I wish it were that easy – to just make a task list.  Unfortunately, this one is the hardest, and I haven't a clue how to get started.


    GOAL:  To be ready for a mortgage for my fabulous new place to live and to be able to afford the moving costs.

    TASKS:  Pay off all credit cards and put more money in the bank.  Means an end to a lot of discretionary spending.  Difficult – but since I'm the arbiter of what's considered discretionary….

    PLANNING TOOL:  Spreadsheet, and continued use of Quicken to manage my finances


    GOAL:  To get this beautiful 100+ yr old house ready to sell. 

    TASKS:  Going room by room, making minor repairs, washing windows, trim & walls, and most importantly getting rid of the junk (or treasures, depending on how you look at it) we don't need. Let me know if there's stuff you want - get it quick before it goes to Goodwill.

    PLANNING TOOL:  Large 14 month calendar showing the schedule of rooms and tasks to be completed


    GOAL:  To be all around healthier.  It will include weight loss, but I'll concentrate on healthy eating and getting in better shape. Valuable for many reasons, the most important one being that I'm the only parent my kids have and I intend to live to 100.  Secondly, we're planning a European 50th birthday trip next summer, and I need to have the energy and stamina to walk a lot and not be ready to go to bed at 9 pm.

    TASKS:  You know the drill – weight training, cardio, more fruits and vegetables.  How much will I share with you?  I don't know.  Don't ask a woman her weight, but since I'll be baring my soul about everything else I suppose I will need to offer disclosure in this area also. 

    PLANNING TOOL:  Weight loss count down poster


    No people, I'm not really compulsive about everything.  My house and my desk are normally in relative state of mess, but I'm really good at making a plan and executing it. 

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    Reader Comments (2)

    I like it. Start high level, then start drilling down on the various tasks. I take it you are the project sponsor, but who is the steering committee?

    July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

    John, This project has one stakeholder (me), but I'd be willing to entertain the idea of a steering committee? Are you interested?

    July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMop Top

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