First, thank you all who wished my brother well, with good thoughts and prayers. We heard that none of the 15 samples they took were malignant, which is a huge relief for all of us. I am again grateful for the kindness and caring of this community.
So how have I done on my goals this Round? Like many of you, I had a bit of a mixed bag this summer. I did achieve some habits and managed to spend more time living with my characters and plot, with a subchannel playing over scenes in my head. I managed to have a clearer separation of time spent doing for others and for myself.
I have some plans over break, but I don’t want to weigh myself down too much. I think I need some time to let things continue to simmer.
Did I accomplish everything? Not by a long shot, but I have a clearer, calmer path. There is no reason on earth I should believe in myself more than I did at the beginning of this Round, but I do.
I hope everyone has a wonderful, restful break before coming back with new goals for Round 4 on October 1st. See how everyone finished up the Round here.
Interested in joining the ROW80, or just wondering what the heck I’m on about? Read about it here.
I will write at least one half-hour a day. Updated to one hour a day. If one counts thinking, planning, plotting, yes, I met this goal.
As I’ve returned to being a sponsor, I will visit all my 8’s twice a week. Actually, I ended up doing well on this goal. Unfortunately, it meant I didn’t always visit and comment on folks I wanted to continue to follow. I need to think about this as well.
I will catch up with Facebook, Twitter, and my other sites for no more than an hour daily. I met this goal; I didn’t connect as well as I would have liked, so that is something to consider in the future.
I will reply to all comments on my blogs. Often I was a day or two behind, but I met this goal.
Walk at least 1,000 steps a day, preferably 2,000, tracked by a pedometer. Updated to 5,000, preferably 7,000. While I was far from making this goal a habit, I kept plugging.
Use the stairs going upstairs; if I want to, I can cheat going downstairs. Definitely a habit. I don’t even think about it anymore.
I have let many dear friends fall off my radar these past few months. I will stay in contact with the group daily, if only briefly, and weekly individually. Again, something in work on in the future. I was so-so about this goal.
I will stay in better touch with my daughters on Facebook or by phone. My sons are back home, so my only trouble connecting with them is that they have vampire schedules. Same as above. I managed to connect pretty often with the sons, but need to work on better communication with my daughters.