Well, that’s it! 2016 is over and done – 2017 is here and it’s time to get this year started. It’s been busy so far:
- I found a chili recipe the whole family loves
- Got a clients new website started
- Christmas party with the Leads group from the Chamber
- Been adding all my writings to the Writings by Rose website
- Nearly have the Roses Family Recipes website finished
- Oh and I’ve been writing my life’s story for 3 years from now!
Here’s an excerpt of my life story:
Begin with the End in Mind
Rose sits at her desk to do her weekly planning; Memorial Day weekend (2020) is just around the corner. The weekend she’d been planning for the past three years. This year, she’ll be riding out to Washington DC with the Rolling Thunder group and finally get to touch the wall where her dad’s name is inscribed.
Three years ago she’d been dating someone who’d promised to take her on this trip. But when she talked to him about some issues she was having with their relationship, he’d abruptly broke up with her just before the dawning of New Year’s 2017. After that, she’d worked hard to focus her life in order to reach new goals and it worked! Here she was three years later going through a checklist of what needed to be finished before her trip:
- tune-up on the trike
- hair cut
- plan some meals for Benjamin
At 5’2”, Rose is a slim and sassy 49 year old whose youngest child Benjamin is now 17 years old and will be graduating next year. Her daughter, Sarah, an independant 21 year old young lady will be graduating in June. Isaac, her middle child graduated from high school last year and is currently attending college as well. She has two other children, Darrell – 25 years old and Travis 29 years old who blessed her with a grandbaby Elena Marie four years ago. Thoughts of her children and grandbaby flit across her mind as she idly brushes a strand of her ash blonde hair from her eyes. Sixteen years ago she became a single mom. It was an uphill road to raise five successful and happy children but with a whole lot of determination she did it. With Benjamin graduating next year, it’s time for her to start planning for the future starting with this trip.
Rose’s thoughts drift back to New Year’s Day 2017 when she sat down to start creating the action plan that set in motion all the events that brought her to this moment.