❏ Figure out December trip! We might meet my sister in Amelia Island (approx halfway between us & we can both drive) if she can take the time off . . . hoping because I HAVE NOT MET MY NIECE YET!!
❏ Contact my friend who started our estate planning and would have finished if Josh and I hadn’t gotten totally distracted by a move that was now almost 2 years ago. Oops!
❏ Sign A&C up for ?weekly horseback riding lessons later in fall. This will probably be more pleasant once it isn’t so hot, anyway.
❏ Focus on evenings with the kids. I am really determined to make these better! Just the post-work / prebedtime / bedtime routine in general.
❏ Take clothes to tailor. This has been on my list for an embarrassingly long time and I feel like this will be the month I deal with it! To hem: 2 pairs of jeans, 1 pair of pants, 1 skirt, 1 dress. IT SHOULDN’T BE THIS HARD!
❏ Finish LIIFT4. I have 2.5 weeks left (after today) so I think this is likely to happen barring any unexpected injury or illness! And then . . . I might actually repeat it! I really like the program and the fact that I can fit in at least a tiny bit of running (2x/week) along with the workouts.
❏ Operation 100. My main focus. Going well so far. I AM DETERMINED.
❏ Successful interview season kickoff (all virtual this year). This is October’s big project!
❏ Continue Wellcoaches training. I’m doing this with the intent of starting a mini-coaching program for the residents. I also think I may incorporate some of the strategies into patient care! It has been fun so far.
❏ Location/finance issue. Has to do with how we capture data about where the residents are each day. It’s as boring as it sounds, but I need to figure it out.
❏ Start QI project / work on MOC2/4. In order to remain board certified I need to get on these. (I expire in Dec 2021 so I have a year but . . . time to start. I don’t mind as much as some people do — being forced to answer questions & do mini quality improvement projects is for me actually sort of fun, but I also get why others find it intrusive and overly time consuming. I am lucky to have a job with space to get things like this done and it’s definitely the exception rather than the norm in medicine. #gratitude)
❏ Attempt one video (for Best Laid Plans purposes, really). I don’t know – I’m very intimidated by this but I know it can’t be THAAAAT hard. (Right?)
❏ Email: Some future possible guests. We will see!
❏ Figure out actual $ spent thus far this year.
❏ Figure out actual $ saved this year. Aiming for 20% gross (not including 529 savings – retirement only). I think we will get there. I am looking forward to 2021 being a bit less complicated financially because we will be smarter about withholdings from the very start and therefore shouldn’t owe any unexpected taxes (this year we owed quite a bit for 2019 and then had to do a big lump sum for 2020 to avoid underpaying this year).
PS: No results yet and everyone in our house is now fine! JUST got neg result. Woohoo! I also found out there’s a testing site that will give you results in 6 hrs. Next time I’m going there.