I started this post writing a list of things I wanted to achieve – a simple check-off list (see below) that I could re-read in December, but the post pivoted to thinking more about the world we live in, and reflecting on how I function in it.
JIG = jealousy, insecurity, greed
I didn’t coin this term, but I’m increasingly seeing it in different places. And I’ve probably been guilty of it as well.
I understand why we see it – often because people are fighting for scraps. But when that’s not the case, we really need to keep ourselves in check – know our why, make sure we have all the information before we judge, recognise you don’t know everything that a person has gone through, and ask ourselves what can we do to change a situation instead of just growling at the people who I should be working with.
Just like last year’s wrap up – here we go. Some of the big things included –
Tonight I attended the Griffith Business School’s annual Alumni dinner and was awarded the 2019 Griffith Business School Outstanding Entrepreneurial Alumnus Award. To say I was surprised is an understatement.
My to-do list is just ridiculous.
My business is growing and my community volunteer work is coming to a head. I’m so grateful for the business opportunities I have and my community work is something I can’t imagine ever not doing.
So this year – the year I turned 50 – I set myself a target to complete the 52 Hikes in 52 Weeks challenge.
I started well but dipped in the middle of the year because of work. I’m hoping I can double up a few hikes in the next few months to get me back on track. I know doubling-up defeats the purpose – taking time out each week to get out into nature – but I am keen to get to the end of the year exploring South East Queensland.
This afternoon we had to say goodbye to Spike. I knew it was coming, but when it finally did, I admit to shedding a tear or two.
Lulu, my Spending Planner Coach is very pleased with my progress. Three weeks on and we are gradually getting a better picture of my personal budget. With the SPI system there are graphs and charts (who doesn’t love a pie chart!?!), and I can see clearly where and when we will come unstuck. It’s somewhere around March 13, 2020. In our modeling, my ins and outs are outta sync, and in about 9 months it’ll all come crashing down.
So, these three have been with me ever since early Saturday morning.
Tomorrow I’m booked in (again) to give plasma at the mobile Red Cross van. The last time I went to donate, my veins decided to play hide and seek, probably because I hadn’t drunk enough water.
It is getting slightly easier when you know yourself – living that is. I’m seeing the patterns of behaviour and thoughts. And I’m better at seeing the cycles.