Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Creating 2010... it's not too late to plan for the year, is it?

Creating 2010

What would you like to be your biggest triumph in 2010?
Writing the story of my romance with hubby and how life worked... on a blog will be fine! 

What advice would you like to give yourself in 2010?
One day at a time.

What is the major effort you are planning to improve your financial results in 2010?
Using the loan from my parents to catch up with commitments, and then budgeting and sticking to it! So far I've decided 10% of income on debts (excluding mortgage), 10% into saving for commitments, and 80% to live on. Now I'm starting to track expenses that vary, like petrol, groceries, etc.

What would you be most happy about completing in 2010?
Getting the house decluttered, and having a regular cleaning schedule where each family member knows what they need to do each week or month.

What major indulgence are you willing to experience in 2010?
Pampering myself! Carer Respite, visits to friends, and other things that make me feel good and help me cope with this life I find myself in.

What would you most like to change about yourself in 2010?
I'd like to lose 20kg and feel healthier.

What are you looking forward to learning in 2010?
I am looking forward to learning what I can change for the better and what I must accept as something I cannot change. Acceptance, Commitment, and Love are my watchwords for 2010.
What do you think your biggest risk will be in 2010?
That I will lose myself again in the care of others. Thus I must schedule me-time and visits to friends!
What about your work, are you most committed to changing and improving in 2010?
Communication with my manager. Now that I have returned to working in the office, instead of from home, I am making sure my manager is kept up-to-date with relevant news about my work. And about absences.

What is one as yet undeveloped talent you are willing to explore in 2010? 
Writing. I haven't done much this year, but I am very glad I started this blog. I'm unlikely to get time to write a novel for decades, so this is good practice in the meantime! I am thinking about writing up some of the stories of my life, inspired by the My Wife Has Agoraphobia! blog.

What brings you the most joy and how are you going to do or have more of that in 2010? 
>Scrapbooking - making something beautiful. By scheduling regular visits with my friend, and finding a new Creative Memories consultant that runs workshops locally.

Who or what, other than yourself, are you most committed to loving and serving in 2010?
My husband and children.

What one word would you like to have as your theme in 2010?
Thanks again to Sandy MacGregor's Mind Matters News for these questions.


  1. Great Goals. You can do it. I am ready for a Respite. I had one a few months ago.Before the Holidays I think. But need one again.

  2. Thanks Karen. I'm going to log on and book some respite days out. DH won't go to respite, but he can cope without me for a weekday event - he has to for me to work, anyway.

    As for your respite, I hope the Holidays you are talking about were Christmas or Thanksgiving, Karen, and not last summer! Otherwise you are sorely overdue.

    I've just signed up to to follow your blog - it's one of the first ones I found when I was hunting for Carer blogs.

  3. Yes my respite was around the Christmas Holidays. My sons birthday is in april so I ask for one than. We won't do much but I will be free to do what I want. He is going to be 20 so it is not like we are planning a party at Chuckie Cheese but I am going to take him out to eat and maybe to a movie with his girl. Thanks for visiting and following my blog.Hope you get your respite when you want it.

  4. I like this. Sounds like a solid plan for 2010. I also really like the part how you hope to make more time for 'you' and not get too involved with caring. I like that- you deserve to look after yourself as well.
    Take care.