You know, Life, smelling the roses, achieving my goals that I set and are for me.
I become myopic on a current task or set of responsibilities, keep saying yes, even though "YES" is taking me farther and farther from WHAT I WANT AND PROMISED MYSELF.
So in a recent conversation with Anna, my beloved of 31 years, I explained using an online Date Calculator, how many days I have lived (18400+) and how I arrived at a guess at the amount of time I might possibly have left. I say a nice round 85, I am really striving for 100 (Blue Zone Centurions), however genetics are 50% and I am unaware of any of my family living past 80. My Mom died at 40 and my sister at 39, so I am being optimistic here :-). Thus this is how I came up with the Counter I use in my Status updates - LEGR - Life Expectancy Goal Remaining.
As a counter I decrement each day in my status, it reminds me to stay focused on my priorities I have established below in this order:
- Health (Fitness)
- Relationships (Marriage, Family, Friends, Associates, Frenemies | social interactions)
- Financial (Business, Investments, Expenses, Budgets)
- Being Creative (Art, Writing, Apps)
Also, our Annual Family (Relationships) Vacation in Sarasota, FL is fast upon us, as is the 100th Indy 500 Race our family is going to, which is exactly 6 days before we leave for FL, and thus I choose not to count it with it being so close and a one time event.
So my status today was:
Training day 128 - 36 days to PCT
Sarasota Family Vacation 2016 T-23
Wag+=;Bark-= (Wag more, Bark less - This is a good reminder from Flo and Lilly for me )