But not this year.
So far, 2014 is pretty much on target.
Nearly all of those goals have locked into place - some even better than I planned for. Sure, I'm on the cusp of July and I still have the desk job, but I've been able to cut back my hours to make time for building my education, 'street cred', and the training business.
Yeah - I actually have a business now. While I wouldn't call it 100% officially up and running full steam just yet, it's far from a pipe dream now.
I may still be a bit green to all of this, but early success with coaching friends (see last post) reminds me that those weren't just "lucky". I've just got room to grow. Thing is, I probably always will.
On a personal note, I wish my dad was here to see (and advise) on getting all of this off the ground, I know that he's probably smirking at me from somewhere in the great beyond...he was always the entreprenuer in the family. Mom was always the fitness and nurtition guru. Somehow, I guess I've picked up a little of both worlds.
While that would seem to be the perfect seguae into a "nature vs nurture" argument, that's really not where this blog is going.
Today, I actually didn't work out officially at all. My foot is still a bit purple from yesterday's fall, and it's the end of the month, so I gave my desk job my day, though I made time to run some errands with My Sailor and squeeze a bath and some down-time in before bed. While that lead a bit of pent up frustration, a hot bath after work improved the foot as well as my mood. I have a small mountain of reading and paperwork to dig into and I'm really looking forward to getting into the work more. I never thought there would be a time I'd be excited to work my arse off, but it's arrived. Soon I'll be scheduling shadowing work and running my own small group a few times a week. Rome wasn't built in a day and I'll likely be continuing to work crazy hours to balance it all out for a while. It's a lot of crazy adaptation, but it'll pass, I'm sure I'll figure it out.
The big victories for the day came in the form of a package from LegalZoom including all of my official business documents (and a pretty cool stamp that I doubt I'll ever use, but you never know...), buying a 1 piece swimsuit in a single digit number (and having it fit for the first time in about 15 years - though it's just a simple suit to get me through pool time at the Y, which insists on 2 inch straps on swimsuits), and, well, finishing up work.
The fact that all 3 dogs haven't killed each other is always nice - though having a pack around certainly makes me wish I'd put in the work and made the time to finish the fence. (Doh! Yes... almost a year later, it's still a work in progress...) They actually get along about 99% of the time. But I'll have to find temporary homes for Clydas and Odin again because I made good on a promise to My Sailor and we've booked a big vacation for his leave period.
The calendar is going to be pretty full for July, but we'll build some memories, explore a new place together, and take our active lifestyle on the road a bit. We've made some compromises to the budget which will likely put off some of the renovations a bit longer, but ya know what? The house will be here. We will be here. We're in no hurry to move on just yet - but our time together? We only get 1 go at how we spend that.