My goal for 2009 is to figure out how to rebuild my life – from the ground up; start over and do things “right.” Specifically:
1) I want to go through my whole house, get rid of things, pare down, simplify, get organized – starting with separating things to a) Keep; b) Donate; c) Sell; d) Trash/Recycle. Then organize the things I chose to keep, and the things I chose to sell either on eBay or a garage sale, and getting rid of the rest. I want to know what I have and keep it where I know where it is.
2) After that is accomplished, I need to secure adequate income and find a place to live that serves my needs and that I can afford. I want to have sufficient means to support myself and my son. And I want a home that gives me enough space (my primary requirement), and that I am comfortable in. My income at present is hinged upon whether I am approved for disability, plus the small amount I now earn in my current business endeavors.
3) Once I am secure and settled in a home with my basic needs met, I want to work on how to achieve some satisfaction and balance in my life. I want to explore the things I want to do, what I am able to do to produce an income, and hopefully doing what I enjoy and able to spend my time productively. The things I want to do include writing (fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, poetry, etc.) and possibly commercial copywriting. I’d like to try my hand at illustration and get back into drawing and painting. I would love to get a piano again and play – possibly teach. I would love to try composing/song writing. There are lots of things – I just need to feel I have some freedom to explore.
Beyond all that, I need to learn what else may be lacking in my life towards achieving balance and continue learning how to manage my life better (including finances). I have no more specifics at this point, but perhaps that will be determined at a later time.