The simple “about” is that I’m 56 1/2 and will be 57 in a few months.  Somehow, I am lucky enough to be an early retiree, but without much focus as of yet.

I’m married (second time around), a mother, step-mother and grandmother.  I had a psychotherapy practice until I closed it when I retired and before that, I worked in corporate America for 25 years.

I’ve gotten to the point where I need Big Hairy Audacious Goals (“BHAG”).  Those are the goals that seem impossible and they scare the shit out of you.

This is one of those.

My BHAG is 365 days, from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 to live a better, healthier life by taking consistent actions towards specific goals.  The domains within which I am making these goals are:

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Spiritual
  • Inside/Outside

The first three probably don’t need much explanation, but the Inside/Outside domain does.  I wanted to have some goals around my house/home which tend to plague me, and then have a few social goals, too.  So the inside goals are decluttering and keeping up with the organization/financial stuff, and the outside goals are making a new friend, and having regular playdates.

Since I’m going to be getting very honest with numbers on this blog (weight, blood sugar numbers, etc.) I am using my middle name to maintain a level of anonymity.

In each of the domains, I have both excitement and fear – I’m excited to be making a clear statement to myself and to make concrete action steps to change.  I’m also afraid that I’ll fail, or that something will come between me and the goal(s).

I don’t have a good track record of keeping my commitments to myself.  I have disappointed myself (and others, unfortunately) due to my fears and anxieties.

So my hope is that on a daily basis I will take actions to make habits that will change my life for the better.




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