Happy Thor’s Day!
Most of my bucket list items under business involve writing. I am a writer and I need to become a published one on more than my little blog here. That requires becoming a writer in the sense of the quote above. I have gotten to the point where when I write it is as natural as breathing. What I haven’t yet achieved is the not writing makes me anxious except for this blog. In the last year or so I have developed that in my life but I need it to be true for both my writing away from the blog and my reading.
I keep needing to develop the discipline of it so that 3eventually it becomes second nature to write a few thousand words a day.
“Self-Reliance is the spirit of independence, which is achieved when each person is their own master and no one else’s’ .”
Principle: To walk in the spirit of independence by being my own master and no one else’s
Goal: Find a new, better paying job by March 2020.
Bucket List: To be a published author of at least five books by March 2029
Nine years from now I want to look up at a small shelf wherever I ma living and see five books with my name on them in published form. Not a simple task but proof that any identity I develop revolves around a central core of being a writer.
“Industriousness is the willingness to work hard, always striving for efficiency, as a joyous activity in itself”
Principle: Work with the enjoyment of work itself.
Finalize last requirements for my degree – Internship by May 2019 – May 2019 (achieved)
Bucket List: Write A Novel and Get it Published by March 2022.
I still have two years before this one is due but it simply means writing the novel which I have done one already (It’s an awful little thing) I just need to take the lessons learned and write a second and get it published.
“Hospitality is the willingness to share what one has with one’s fellows, especially when they are far from home.”
Principle: To share out of my abundance to help people where I can with their life’s journey.
By March 31st of 2020, to be the leader/participant in a group of some kind. (Goal Achieved
Bucket List: To own my own home by March 2024.
I don’t need much in the way of a place to live. I just want it to be my own, be secluded and quiet and have all the things I need to be healthy and happy. part of that would probably be a place to write or more importantly more places to write. A writer’s house with many options for a quiet writing place.
Higher Virtue – Justice:
I am trying to be fair to myself. This last year has been a dreaming year and it continues but once March 2020 comes around the dreams need to start taking form for progress to be made.
Work Day Routine:
- Morning Routine
- Wife: Communication / Cuddle Time
- Blogging – Organize, revise, write a new post for the next day, templates
- Weightlifting: Gym time – 1 hour after work.
- Writing: 1000 words/day.
- Reading – 1/7 of a book a day
- Personal Business: record financial transactions, savings plan actions, budgeting, appointments, job search, other actions, etc.
- Check Communications and Email after 2 pm but before 4 pm.
- Nutrition: Daily Carb Count – 2
Next week it will be time to look closer at these routines.
The Rabyd Skald – Wandering Soul, Bard, and Philosopher. The Grey Wayfarer.