Only Two Goals

What’s your next, most pressing deadline? Are you excited, stressed, or ambivalent about it? What’s the first thing you’d like to do once you’re done with it?


One of the best things about being 67 is that there aren’t very many deadlines unless I set them for myself. I really don’t have a pressing deadline right now.

However.  Big however. Time is passing faster and faster. There are still some things I want/need to try to do before I die. One of them, of course, is to write a book. It may be the only one. I may be just a one-book writer. I have a couple of ideas, both intriguing to me, and I feel a sense of urgency about one in particular.

I also want to get my “stuff” in better order.  I had a client some time ago whose father had died and left her to clean up over 50 years of his hoarding. It was overwhelming to her, causing great stress and anxiety in her marriage and with her children. She was the only child, so the whole responsibility rested on her shoulders. I will never forget her tears as she angrily told me, “I’m just so angry with him for leaving me this horrible mess to clean up!”  She couldn’t just toss everything willy nilly into a dumpster because her parents had tucked money, stock certificates and other important papers haphazardly into all sorts of nooks and crannies including books and record albums. It took her over two years to get the job done.

I WILL not do that to my children. I’ve already started the sifting process. I think they’re going to be surprised.  Now if only I could get DH on board, but that’s a whole different story.

And really, that’s about it.  One of the rewards of being older is that under “normal” circumstances, life really is a little less hectic.  I know that’s not true for everyone, but it is for me.  And I’m thankful.

6 thoughts on “Only Two Goals

  1. hi. Go for it. I would be the first to jump so high to get a copy. Each time you write about something along the lines of ‘death’, I get goose bums. No matter how old you feel, I think you still have many more years to accomplish your goals. Jesus Christ in you has made it possible already.
    And also, Please challenge me by at least sharing/ giving me a topic once a week to write about. Please.


    1. Lebo, you are very kind. I appreciate your comments very much.

      As far as my giving you a challenge, I’m afraid I just don’t have it in me to come up with something for someone else to write about! Word Press offers daily prompts, weekly writing challenges, and more. That’s where I get my ideas for this writing blog. The Bible study blog fuels me with way more than enough to write about. So that’s my best challenge for you–do the WP challenges and prompts.


  2. I have registered to be a part of Blogging 101. That way, I can get to learn more about blogging better and building an audience. I am looking forward to it. Thank you. I just also discovered that I take blogging to seriously than having fun. 😛


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