Where do you see yourself six month from now?

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olivia of course
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   Posted 10/11/2007 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Borrowed from A/P Forum
 
--Hopefully closer to graduating with my bachelors degree.
 
--Stabilized on my meds
 
--Able to handle life's problems better (at least what it throws at me)
 
--Have a better relationship with my family


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Casem
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   Posted 10/12/2007 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
  • 34 yrs. old, in therapy
  • Committed to an exercise plan
  • continuing to lose weight for my health
  • having reached a decision on my relationship with Michael
  • still unmarried with no children (can you tell i am in a funk today?)
  • spending spring break somewhere on a beach!

 
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loving frustrated wife
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   Posted 10/15/2007 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
1. Finished with rehab and doing well
2. That the re-launch of product one, and it's follow up “product two”, will finally be out on the market, and I will be in production on the new piece FINALLY.
3. Another 20 pounds thinner
4. More financially stable again
5. A year older (and hopefully continuing to get wiser)
6. Starting to look (just look) at housing in the area and beginning the quest to find an "amazing" deal. (I am SO sick of this rental and we are tired of being bubble sitters. I miss my beautiful home we sold to bubble sit in this area!!!!!!!!!!)
7. Even more in tune with hubby, as we are FINALLY beginning to speak analytically about the BP openly, and I shared the fact that I have been coming here for the last 5 months and he took the news AMAZINGLY and was happy for me. I am hoping to encourage him to meet all of you by then!
8. Back to my creative writing
9. My office cleaned out and organized
10. Actively participating a bit more in my kids schools

Well that about covers it for me….keep your fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!

Honey Bee
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   Posted 10/15/2007 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
1. My hubbie to be 'well' and have found a good drug regime.
2. At my ideal weight (10 kilos lost in past 8 weeks and a further 15-20 to go).
3. Not to be living off the credit card.
4. On a boat on the Great Barrier Reef somewhere, snorkelling for a few days in a bikini :-)
5. Gained some control over my anxiety/panic attacks and had some positive improvement from therapy (seeing a psychologist for the 1st time this week).
6. Taken up some form of dancing.

There's a few to be going on with :-)

Honey Bee

serafena
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   Posted 10/21/2007 1:54 AM (GMT -7)   
1. Healthier: With a more stable mood and a more appropriate weight. I really want to get these two things under better control.
2. Still attending my yoga class. I've gone twice now and I'm not good at continuing these kinds of things. I'd like to stick with this.
3. With a different job. Something that inspires me. Something that feels more like ME. I need to stop mourning the loss of my writing career and do something else.
4. My daughter will be in some kind of day care or pre-school a couple of mornings a week freeing up some time for me.
5. Ironically: doing a little more fiction writing.
6. On a little less medication.
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olivia of course
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   Posted 10/22/2007 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope you succeed at your 6 months goal, I hope to cross off a few myself. :-)

serafena
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   Posted 10/22/2007 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, Miss Olivia,

I do as well. Good luck to you too.
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It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare


wickedlycoolcomfort
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   Posted 10/22/2007 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Ohh, oh..I wanna do my 6 month goal thingy...

1.  Save enough to not live paycheck to paycheck and able to relocate without having to rough it in my new home by May of next year.

2.  Get back to working out on a regular basis and not feel like a lazy bum.

3.  Pay off my credit cards.

4.  Have my daughter transferred into a good 4-year college, settled in happy dorm life with a major she is happy about.

5.  Last but not least AND most important..have my boyfriend on a new mix of meds and treatment that works brilliantly for him. Lord knows we've waited a long time for this eyes


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sukay
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   Posted 10/23/2007 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Wanted to wish everyone much success in reaching their 6 month goal. I'm trying to think that far and come up with something for myself. When I do, I will post it. Good luck everyone.
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Rocky Raccoon
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   Posted 10/30/2007 12:03 AM (GMT -7)   
The grass is always greener on the other side?  I keep waiting for that to happen.  I see myself living somewhere else--preferably a city such as Los Angeles or San Francisco (California born and raised) and getting to learn a new place.  I have been here the longest that I have been anywhere in my adult life, which is three years.  I'm hoping that I will learn to quit isolating myself and figure out a way to fit in amongst a community without feeling like an outcast.  I figure a city wouldn't be a bad idea as you don't see the same people every single day.  I do know that this would take staying on my medications, which I seem to quit taking every so often as I feel as if I don't need them anymore.

wtcmlife32
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   Posted 11/2/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
1. know what to do from 5 till bedtime without a drink

2. see positive results in therapy & with my meds

3. understand why i have never been truely happy

4. feel secure, stable & more sure of myself without drinking

Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/2/2007 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I am glad to see this thread here it has gotten great responses in A/P and I see that here it is as well

I do hope that you will all reach your goals in 6 mths ....remember baby steps IMHO are sometimes better than taking leaps and then u dont fall back quick or as hard nor feel that you have let YOURSELF down in anyway ...........These are all great goals and like I said I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers whilst you are getting /reaching them


**wtcmlife32...I am a sober alcoholic .....have been since 1979 and I would be glad to help you out with some of your goals on the booze end if you would like

Please feel free to email me at the email listed under name ........

Life has never been so beautiful nor fulfilling for ME since not living in a bottle even with all the DD I have
There is a thread in a/p that is called " The bottle I lived in" and you can look at that and get an idea of the hades I went thru



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serafena
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   Posted 3/2/2008 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
It's interesting you bumped this, Olivia. We can all check on our progress. I'm only 1/2 way there, and a little behind in some places. My daughter's in daycare. I have done a little more writing. But my depression is actually worse and I'm actually on more meds. It's a good thing I've got another month to work it out. :-)

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loving frustrated wife
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   Posted 3/2/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay...I am WAY behind schedule based on that list....I am only 3 out of 10 on my list. And while much has NOT been accomplished...things that were not on the list were....so does that kind of balance things out???? I love being able to look at it after several months. Here's 2 examples of things that did not fully get accomplished (so I did not count them as part of the 3 that I did), but that doesn't mean there wasn't movement or positive action.

As an example, while #2 has not been completed, I have taken major steps forward to accomplish those things, with other GREAT steps to assist my company in its future...and those things ARE underway.

And while #3 has not occurred yet...I also have not put back on the 22 lbs I initially lost, so I have not lost ground in all this time....also a good thing. Now I just need to continue on...

Thanks for allowing us to revisit some of our goals, hopes and visions....I'm going to keep working towards them!

LFW

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   Posted 3/2/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Stop smoking
Be much healthier
be a bit more finacially better off . stop living from payday to payday.
Working again
 
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olivia of course
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   Posted 3/3/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
The six months period is in April for most of us. And no worries, you are not alone in falling behind. I am only closer to fully accomplishing one of my goals. Hang in there and take it one day at a time.
Olivia
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sukay
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   Posted 3/4/2008 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
 
  • Reading more books.
  • Taking out more time for myself doing things that I enjoy!
  • Making new friendships.
  • Healthier with my health issues.

wmnak
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   Posted 3/5/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   

six month goals or six month realities?

in six months i may well move from c cain to a wheelchair or totally bedridden

in six months i may have a new mix of meds that makes the bp less problamatic

in six months i might have my house on Texas sold so that my finances stop hemmeraging

in six months i will have completed almost a year of being smoke-free

quite a mix, i see.  thanks for encouraging me to write it down.

warren


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olivia of course
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   Posted 6/24/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello All,

I just remembered that we started this thread a while back and wanted to check and see how everyone is doing. I was able to successfully complete some of my goals, and I feel great about it.  It's amazing how much one can accomplish especially when your goals are written down.
 
I almost forgot about it and thought it was a good idea to bump it ot the top so you may be able to see how much of your goals you may have accomplished. If you didn't succeed to the degree you wanted, don't fret. You should be proud that you tried in the first place. Best of luck on your journey! :-)


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serafena
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   Posted 6/25/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Here were mine from 6 months ago and I'll tell you how I fared:

1. Healthier: With a more stable mood and a more appropriate weight. I really want to get these two things under better control.
My mood is so much better. I had a terrible depression in the middle, but I've come through it. Bits of it still linger but compared to where I was -- I am sooo much better. My weight -- not so much.

2. Still attending my yoga class. I've gone twice now and I'm not good at continuing these kinds of things. I'd like to stick with this.
Yeah, that didn't happen. I do still like to think I'll go back sometime.

3. With a different job. Something that inspires me. Something that feels more like ME. I need to stop mourning the loss of my writing career and do something else.
I'm actively working on this and hope to be back teaching part time this fall.

4. My daughter will be in some kind of day care or pre-school a couple of mornings a week freeing up some time for me.
Ta-da! She is in daycare 5 days a week and it helps me soooo much. She loves it. I love it. It's win-win, even if it is expensive. It's so worth it.

5. Ironically: doing a little more fiction writing.
Yep, I'm working on a romance book right now.

6. On a little less medication.
Nope, but since I'm feeling better, I won't complain.

Now I've got to come up with goals for the next six months. I'll check in later with those...

serafena
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Georgie Girl
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   Posted 6/25/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   

1.   Finding the joy I used to have in my work.

2.   Losing weight.

3.  Exercising.

4.  Getting rid of "junk" and clutter in my home.

5.  Organizing the remaining stuff in my home.

6.  Paying off more bills so that I can retire at the first date I am eligible - 9/11/2010.


Georgie Girl


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   Posted 6/26/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   

H*ll, olivia, I don't know if, whewn, or where i'll be one day from now!  how about where i'd like to be?

1.  Have a stronger relationship with my wife.

2.  Lose at least 50 lbs (a little over 8.5 stone for my British friends).  I found out yesterday that I have Type II diabetes but my Primary C are Physician thinks I can control it with diet and dropping a few pounds - os is it kilos?)  NO MORE CHOCOLATE!!  I CAN'T TAKE IT!!

3.  Have my BP cna cronic pain more under control.

4.  NO MORE PANIC ATTACKS!!!

5.  Develop the courage to be able to drive again.

 

warren


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sukay
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   Posted 6/27/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Idea Olivia, I forgot I  had even posted on this. eyes
But it was nice reading it again and I did accomplish 3 things on my list out of 4 so that's pretty good:
 
1. I am back to reading my novels again! Ahhhh
 
2. I found something that I like to do...I've purchased some
    supplies and started making my own greeting cards. The fun
    keeps going as I love shopping and picking out new kinds of
    paper to work with, markers, etc.
 
3. I am going out of my comfort zone and meeting new people.
 
4. My health...not doing so well. I've had some set backs since
    I posted this 6 months ago. But I'm dealing with it.
 
I'll have to think about my next set of 6 month goals. This was a great idea! I feel like I accomplished something!
 

closure
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   Posted 7/10/2008 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm going to try this even though I haven't been successful when doing stuff like this in the past, but I'll at least post what I'd like to be different in 6 months.
 
1. Be healthier, or at least be more involved meaning not cancel so many appts.
 
2. try to drive again...like someone else who previously posted I have a real hard time with driving, but since there's going to be tons of snow in six months I don't know how realistic this one is.
 
3. be at peace with the fact that my family is never going to be there for me and appreciate the few people who are there for me.
 
4. find old friends or at least make new friends. I desperately need a social life.
 
5. maybe find a church and actually go...which could help with the social life goal
 
6. try to have a regular schedule, schedule times to eat, sleep, etc. maybe if I had some structure in my life things wouldn't be so hectic
 
7. lose the 30lbs that I put on when I was on zyprexa
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