Jennifer Lopez – On the Floor
Yes, it’s time for our Milestone Party again! So get down on the floor and dance the night away!
The Life List Club has enjoyed an amazing 9 months. We’ve met so many new friends and have been steadily growing!We all are doing well on our life lists and hope to encourage you to keep on working at yours.
We have exciting news!
The Life List Club will have it’s own blog! We thought it would much easier for all of our readers to follow our LLC posts if we created a new schedule and format. LLC, beginning Wednesday, April 4th, will post on Wednesday’s and Friday’s every week.
No more blog hopping! You can find all your favorite LLC authors in one location. If you miss a post, it’s easy to search an author‘s archived posts and catch up.
We have a new author! Sherry Isaac has just joined our Club and will kick off the new blog with her first post on April 4th! Please stop in to welcome her!
On to my progress report:
MARCIA’S LIFE LIST
1. Finish my short story anthology and self-publish it, as well as publishing the stories individually. Then complete my novel and publish. I now have scheduled time to write that I will protect with my life!
2. Continue to participate in ROW80 and check-in every Sunday. Yes, yes, yes!
3. Motivate at least 10 ROW80 pals every week. Yes, every Sunday!
4. Get my butt out of my desk chair for at least 15 minutes every 2 hours. Got this covered!
5. Take at least 2 more online classes to improve my writing. Have taken 2 and am taking one more in April.
6. Allow myself only 8 hours a week to read blogs and keep up with social media marketing. This is working. The time is split up into 3 days each week.
7. Attend a writer’s conference or workshop and join a writer’s organization. Joining RWA in April.
8. Learn how to create podcasts, videos and a book trailer for my blog site. Not yet, but soon.
9.Create a business-like schedule for writing, blogging and social media. DONE!
10.Read 25 books in the next 12 months. Have read 19 books and am on track!
11. Get moving! Exercise at least 30 minutes 5 days a week. Getting back to my exercise routine in April that sadly lapsed in March.
12. Feed my addiction to chocolate, daily. Limit total daily sugar allowance to 1 ounce of dark chocolate. DONE!
13. Add more fruits and vegetables into my diet. Increasing them every week and actually eating them!
14. Lose at least 35 lbs, in order to get off all my meds, about 3 pounds a month. This has been a major struggle and will be consulting my doctor in April to figure out why.
15. Get back to the routine of cleaning bathrooms and dusting weekly, instead of pushing it off on my honey. DONE!
16. Create a few 30 minute pockets of time each day to spend alone with my hubs. Everyday!
17. Remember to thank my husband everyday for his constant love and support. Daily!
18. Find time to get back to painting chairs and selling them. Trying to figure out when I can work this in.
19. Clean attic and basement of all unnecessary items ans sell them. Plans to begin in 3 weeks are in place.
20. Eat more slowly. Practice. Still practicing.
21. Floss everyday. Getting much better at this. See?
22. Play. As often as I can.
23. Live in the moment. Definitely!
24. Notice the little things and appreciate them. Absolutely!
25. Take more photographs. Will embark on a daily photo, as inspired by Tameri Etherton.
I’ve revised my list for this progress update. I removed some of things that I have accomplished and added a few new goals. 18 out of 25 goals achieved on this list, as well as a few more that I removed as completed. I feel good about my progress and some new positive habits I’ve developed. though, I do still have work to do!
I’ve learned a few things that might help you, too, if you’re having a tough time with any of your goals:
* I used to feel as though I should be at my desk every spare minute getting writing/business work done. I know now that I have to get out of the house more to get inspired by people, nature and my surroundings. Take photos, paint my chairs, read more.
* Exercise really helps make everything flow well, especially ideas.
* I may have been addicted to sugar, but now I have it under control. It was just a matter of creating a new, better habit: no baking except for rare special occasions; get hubby to do the grocery shopping and be my partner in avoiding sugar; get busy doing other fun things that will act as a reward for giving up most white stuff (sugars, white flour, white rice, white potatoes).
* Setting aside two days a week exclusively for writing is working so far.
* Breaking bad habits is so much harder than making them. Note to self: Don’t create bad habits anymore.
To thank all of you for your support for the last 9 months, all of us writers have prizes to give away!