I feel a lot of responsibility. What is the best use of this time. I shouldn't just waste it, right. But then my internal contrary voice kicks in with, "just enjoy it for a bit." Which sounds reasonable, but I know myself. I am very good at doing nothing. If I got in the habit of being on Pinterest for hours it would be very hard to break that habit.
A list of all the possibilities would run something like this:
go back to school
volunteer at the kids schools
keep the house much cleaner
join a gym
volunteer as a reading tutor
go for walks
blah blah blah. I am great at goal-making. The follow through is lacking.
With all these thoughts of the future I have been trying to focus more on the now. I have things I want to change about myself right now. I have always felt too weak to even attempt some of them, like weight loss. It seems like such a huge challenge. So I have the check mark system.
I have four goals that are important to me. They are posted next to the calendar. Every day I look and see how many of them I accomplished the day before. Each check is worth a dollar. I am trying to get enough to get a new nice kitchen shelf for my cookbooks. It seems to be working for now.
We'll see how it goes, I guess that is all you can do.