Daily Challenge Friday Mar. 09, 2012
Life Evaluation is about examining your life in the present day and taking action to shape the future.
Assess 1 of your goals to see if it's reasonable or if it might benefit from being scaled back.
- Chrys O.Flourishing
I'm a pro at this! It's all good....if I have to scale back a goal, I pray and try all the harder!
Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!
Thanks for the sweet encouragement, dear Bonnie!
We're speeding through this pact, Linda B. Whee!
- Cassandra P.BranchingLevel 289
I am looking at a goal I set that involves some 5k races in my area. I need to look and see if I can participate on those dates and if I am fit enough to run or if I have to do the walk. I got sick a couple of weeks ago and haven't kept up with my exercise routine.
Brooke C. replied March 11, 2012 at 5:53 UTC:
I hope you can do this! There is a 5k walk coming up the first week of May here. I'm not a runner (though I would like to do a 5k run one day), but I'm walking more now so I can do the walk easily.
- Cinda W.Flourishing
I think my goals are realistic even though at least one of them is aggressive. I do think I need to map out a better schedule to meet some of the goals though.
I'm having a day of reflection - trying to determine my next course of action - because we (me and one of my Thinner Winner teams) are not happy - they changed the rules after the weigh in - and determined the winning team not based upon body fat percentage but on total avg pounds/inches lost. Something is definitely not right in how this contest was managed - and we signed an agreement to participate based upon winning team being the one with the highest body fat loss - which was truly us. We are all sad and disappointed.
Mary R. replied March 10, 2012 at 15:25 UTC:
It is unfair to change the rules at the end of the game, but yeah to you and your teams - sad and disappointed instead of angry. Gotta say - that's congrats to the the Team Leader - WTG : )
- Joy D.SproutingLevel 30
I must say, I really have enjoyed this Setting Goals track. I feel like I have really learned a lot about myself as well as how to tackle... better yet, set realistic goals for myself. I never realized how my self esteem was being affected by my unrealistic expectations for myself as a mom and as a teacher.
So, here's to Setting Goals! Cheers!
Now back to this post. Conference week is this week and I have two days (Saturday and Sunday) to prepare. The ideal scenario would be that I have all the students work graded and neatly organized in folders with a report ready to hand each parent about the students progress and how the parents could support their students at home... Of course with a thoughtful report card attached.
From a parent perspective, I guess the main things I would want to know for my own child is:
(1) How is my child doing? - not necessarily with tons of elaborate paper work to back it up.
(2) How can I help support my child at home?
(3) I want to know that my child's teacher really loves my child (I mean they are cute little second graders at heart). I think that this comes in the important of finding at least one important anecdotal comment about how their child is special. It is really a great way to set up the conference and a great way to end it as well.
So, I feel like #3, I can do without overloading myself with work. I think #2, I know almost intuitively after working with kids for so many years, and #1, I think it is important to have the data, but it is more important to know these 7-8 year olds qualitatively at this point than quantitatively... and that is a major difference when it comes to grading.
Let's tackle it.
- Nicole W.SproutingLevel 30
going back to school. I've been putting it off out of fear. It's only one year, but with this disability I am afraid of failure - not finishing. I've decided to take a 2 month - one day a week class in art to test the waters. If it is too difficult then maybe I do need to scale back the full time student idea. It's hard to face the reality of a disability. I was once able to "do it all"...
Shannon F. replied March 10, 2012 at 4:25 UTC:
I finally decided to go back to school to get my degree in veterinary technology this past fall. I was also really afraid of failure due to my disabilities. I just took the intro class which was lecture and lab, and just having that was a good way to ease into it. I'm not full time this semester either, but have branched out to 2 classes. Next fall when I am formally admitted into the program, it will be a full time thing. I think your idea is great, and I can empathize with you. Just do the best you can and try to accept yourself for that ♥
Tera S. replied March 10, 2012 at 5:14 UTC:
It all depends upon the limitations of your disibility and how much accomodations can be made to help you. Don't let your fear limit you more than it should. Put your best effort forth and stay positive.
Nicole W. replied March 10, 2012 at 16:14 UTC:
- Nancy P.BlossomingLevel 98
I did think about it, but I really want to do the thing that's at the top of my list the way I planned it. Have some other things out of the way, and can move forward. It is a good thought about some of the other things on my "to do" list though. And we did scale back big time this past Christmas, which worked out fine.
Laura O. replied March 10, 2012 at 4:50 UTC:
Cool. If you think it over and still want to do, then go for it!