- STUDY. STUDY HARD. Admittedly, I am absolutely terrified of writing exams (total anxiety!) and the OREA exams are designed to trick you. They’re utterly exhausting. I need to study in order to write the 3rd of 5 real estate exams – and pass with the required 75% or above so as to move onto the next phase.
- DESIGN YOUR LIFE 2.0 I just know that EVERY course I’ve taken from Cathy Zielske (since 2006) has added to my creative foundation. I am ever so grateful for the opportunity to learn from her always and again! If I have to take it easy I will do so with great creative inspiration.
- MORE DOCTOR CONSULTATIONS. Unhappy with the level of care I have been receiving (not my doctor – her staff is completely incompetent), I took matters into my own hands and joined MedCan located in downtown Toronto. So far I’ve met with the plastic surgeon (breast reduction – scheduled for the 20th), met with the weight guy (made me cry in the office, not pretty), met with the dermatologist (who made me laugh after giving me a tissue). Now I’m scheduled to meet with the GYN to confirm I’ve graduated menopause (no drugs, I’m impressed!) and a hand surgeon (to fix my ‘witches finger’). Moving right along …
- HEAL. Embrace the ALLOW part of my Core Desired Feelings and just let the healing happen. I’ve blocked off 3-weeks to do absolutely nothing but catch up on my Netflix shows and indulge in my study of The Good Tarot.
That’s it. If I can manage them, I will call July a success!
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Here’s the accountability piece:
I had hoped to accomplish a few small goals through June but it turned out the combination of: Chloé’s Promposal, Claire’s graduation from Queen’s (followed by a swanky dinner), babysitting the new sod laid in the backyard, moving Chloé out of residence, Caden’s relationship status (aka first serious girlfriend), Be in Creation retreat, Chloé turning 18 (and we celebrated), storage locker first-pass purge, HPIC volunteer photography session, Spirit Jam in Toronto, Father’s Day in Toronto, pre-op appointments, Book Return. Alex Return, Cole’s new bike purchase, new hammocks for the backyard, Pride parade participation, Chloé’s graduation from Appleby (followed by swanky lunch) followed the next day by Prom (pre-pre-Prom, pre-Prom, Prom, post-Prom on the boat and 16 kids in my basement overnight), the sad business of Caden not receiving any leadership roles for next year, AND my real estate course, left little time to get other things done!
- 150 MINUTES (REPEAT).
After failing this for May, I’ve added it again for June. I will keep adding until I manage to do this every month! I had a test done while at Canyon Ranch and in order to get more fit (flexible with less pain), I need to move for 150 minutes a week OR 75 minutes of intense interval training. I have narrowed down my choices to: walking the dog around campus (as well as a morning and evening walk around the neighbourhood), use the rowing machine (when Caden is not) and swimming. After taking a Pickleball course while away, I’d like to add that to my calendar, too! I need to carve out time in my days to do this. I really do need to make the things that are a priority to me a priority in my day.This did happen a couple of times, but not as consistently as I like. It’s back on the list!
- TALISMAN OF THE MONTH.
Liz Lamoreaux hosts this beautiful self care meets mindfulness “box” club. I have participated since the beginning, about four months or so, and simply absorbing the gifts of baubles and words I receive each month. Now it’s time to incorporate this gift to myself into my practice each month – in a meaningful way. Time to really absorb the lessons.I spent a lot of time and thought with all of it. As a result there are some scribbles and a lot of thoughts, I will get around to making everything legible!
- PAPER PURGE.
I find myself surrounded in paper – even after a big purge last month. I need to get over to my storage locker and get the big horizontal file cabinets and bring them back to the house, install them in my office and USE them. No more piles throughout my office and kitchen. The important paper needs a home and the rest needs to find the shredder.It is clear that this has to be a consistent practice and on the do list, not the do on occasion list.
- READ MORE FICTION.
I am constantly drawn to self-help and spiritual inspiration books. They are what I like to read, not what I like to write. I don’t know how I’ll find more hours in the day, but I want to read more. To make my search easier, I headed over to Modern Mrs. Darcy for her summer reading recommendations. My Kindle is now loaded and ready! My aim for June is 3 novels, I am starting with This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel, Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage by Dani Shapiro and The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett. My hope for the summer is to read a total of 12 titles.Okay, so that was an utterly ridiculous idea. My eyes are bleeding from all the reading for the real estate course required of me. Things will get read, and things are getting read, just not the things I want to read!