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Future Planning

Amanda Feeser

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I don't know how many of you are planners, but I am.  I think I started planning in a rebellious way because I grew up in a house that had no plan.  My mother worked as a beautician out of our house, so she was able to pretty much set her hours, but that also meant that she didn't have a set time to start and end work.  She just worked when she had clients (which was pretty much all the time).  Anyway, so we had no real schedule.  We didn't plan for big trips because we didn't take any.  We didn't even plan for weekend vacations because we didn't take any.  I think that because of that, I learned that if I don't plan things and put them down on paper or on an online calendar, then they don't get done and I don't get to go places and explore like I want.  So, I'm a planner.  That was a lot of words to get to the point, but that also kinds of sums up my whole life. 

Anyway, I wanted to talk about some of the future plans that I have for my person life (lots of movement happening around here this year), and some thoughts/ideas that I've had for my YouTube channel.  I try to focus on one thing a month/quarter if I can.  Sometimes things overlap, but not always.  Here is a breakdown of my year.

January
- Move my body more
---Batch my content so I can focus more on my clients.

February
-Go to sleep!
---Solidify my batch week and establish this as a habit.

March
-Price turns 18! (Waco trip)
---Prep for April plans

April
-Don't start anything NEW!
---Do one video a day (a month in my reading life)

May
-Get house ready to be packed/get Price's stuff separated 
---Rest from April and dream/also batch for June

June
-Move to Alabama/Move Price to Arkansas
---Stay Consistent with videos

July
-Unpack and settle in/establish new places for all appointments
---Get batch week back where I want it and set up office for filming location

August
-Prep for Disney/move Price into dorm
---Batch any extra videos that need to be done for Sept.

September
-Disney Trip
---Do nothing new

October
-Rest and Recharge
---Rest and Recharge

November
-Thanksgiving in Arkansas/Chyna's wedding
---Prep for 2023

December
-BIG client month/Chyna moves to South Dakota
---Do NOT do Vlogmas! ;)  

 

Okay, that's it.  My word of the year is MOVE.  I want to move my body, we are moving from TX to AL, my oldest son is graduating High School and moving to AR for college, and our daughter is graduating college, getting married, and moving to SD.  So, lots of moving this year! :) 

Also, this makes me realize even more that at the end of this year, I'm only going to have one kiddo in my house.  It is bittersweet because I love watching them grow and go out on their own and at the same time it is a profound sadness to say goodbye to a piece of your heart.  And you can tell yourself that it won't be as bad as you think and they will still be able to call and everything else, but it just isn't the same.  The little background noises that they make just existing in the same space as you aren't there anymore and as much as you try to fool yourself into thinking a phone call is almost as good as them being home... it's just not true.  So, most of all this year, I'm going to enjoy the time I still have with my Price.  He was my miracle baby and the one who made me a momma, and he'll take a huge part of me with him when he goes.

Well... now that I've made myself cry, my work here is done. 

I was excited to do a blog post when I realized we could, but I had no idea what I would talk about.  It was nice to get all my thoughts out like this because I hadn't thought through every month like that before.  I liked it.  Thanks for indulging me and providing this space to get all my thoughts out.



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I too am a planner and until now never thought about why. I was raised by a single father who worked  a lot to keep my sister and me alive. 😂 So we never had plans and as the oldest I spent most of my free time taking care of my sister. So maybe I plan now for the same reasons as you. 🤔

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I'm a big believer in setting realistic goals for yourself and these all sound really reasonable.  I'm looking forward to how the 30 videos in 30 days works for you, I may do it again sometime this year.

The kiddos going off and doing their own thing is getting closer for us and it's pretty scary.

If you need help with the blogs let me know!

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I’m with you! I’m excited to see my oldest (almost 17 😩) getting out doing his own thing, working, taking college courses. But I’m a little sad when he isn’t here making those background noises. We own the house next door to us and it’s just waiting for him if he wants to stay close, but he is talking a lot lately about moving out of state 😩 It goes by so fast!

 I’m a total planner! I love a list! I’m that crazy person that loves checking things off the list! I like doing these blogs just to put it out there for myself and come back later and see if I did what I said I was going to do 😂

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I love this. I am a semi planner. I'm great at plannig everyone else and certain things and I can't go past a good list, but also a complete chaotic mess in others. I'm a walking contradiction Hahaha. I love these goals. They are straight forward and realistic. I also love that you've included rest as a goal. I feel we often tend to forget self care and rest is just as necessary and action

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4 hours ago, Lana (Lore & Lullabies) said:

I love this. I am a semi planner. I'm great at plannig everyone else and certain things and I can't go past a good list, but also a complete chaotic mess in others. I'm a walking contradiction Hahaha. I love these goals. They are straight forward and realistic. I also love that you've included rest as a goal. I feel we often tend to forget self care and rest is just as necessary and action

It's funny that you mentioned the rest thing because I have learned through the years that rest feels lazy to me UNLESS it's a goal, and then it feels like I'm accomplishing something by doing nothing! ;) It's all about my mindset for getting things done!

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That's fair. I'm trying really hard to change my mindset around rest. It's hard especially when my parents kinda drilled that rest is for the lazy too, into me from youth but slowly but surely changing that thought process

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