Challenging the first 100 days of 2020


How will you begin 2020?

Planning the First 100 Days of 2020

Can you believe 2019 is over and 2020 is already here? During this past month, I have been planning for the first 100 days of 2020. First, I need to finish out this year.

Reflecting on 2019

I started out the year with several writing goals. One was write an editing book based on this blog that I have been working on this year. This book, though essentially finished still needs a final chapter and an index.

In addition, I was going to finish and publish three other books, but I never did. Those are all still in draft form.

In January I started watching a copious number of YouTube videos about prepping, homesteading, and gardening. I continued watching those videos throughout the year. I started a garden on my front patio by growing potatoes, tomatoes, lima beans, onions, and greens in five gallon buckets.

Jeff (my husband) and I decided that we were going to buy some property out in the country. Originally, we were going to move last summer, but because we didn’t find the place soon enough, he got a new job, and I had a regular substitute position until the end of this current school year, we decided that we would stay here until then. We found and bought the property in August.

Then one day late in October, my husband came home and told me that he “found someone else” and that he was moving out. He was giving me the property and enough money to put a home on it. I had thought that the plan was “our plan”, but apparently it was MY PLAN. Painful as his revelation was, I decided to continue with my plan and that much of that plan will begin to be implemented during this next year.

Advancing in Permaculture

At the time that my husband decided to leave, I was contemplating the idea of taking an advanced permaculture course. I have been thinking a lot lately about how I am going to leave a legacy for my children and their posterity. I joined the course and have already made great strides in completing the course. During the first 100 days of 2020, I will be completing my PDC (permaculture design course) project and begin my advanced permaculture design. I am excited to be sharing more about this in the coming weeks.

Honoring My Wins

During 2019, I think that the biggest win was recently when I connected with my son Jeremy’s family and in deepening my relationship not just with Jeremy but with my other children as well.

Finishing 2019 by Putting My Best Foot Forward

I have several things that I am doing to clear out some of the projects that I have to finish this year so that I can start off 2020 with a clean slate. Of course, there’s Christmas to clear out and a house to clean. In addition, I am canning turkey broth of turkey remains that have been taking up space in my freezer.

I desire more than anything to present myself to 2020 as my best self. I am not denying that I am hurt by my husband’s actions. No matter what he’s doing, I still love him, and I refuse to let any bitterness take hold and desire to make the best of my current lot in life, and pass on a legacy to my children and their posterity.

The property is just two doors down from my son Jeremy’s house and I am excited to share this new adventure with all my readers!

I hope your Christmas was joyful and Your New Year is Blessed! Happy New Year!

2 comments
  1. Billybuc said:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Having said that, I love your attitude and determination not to allow that major setback to stop you. Happy New Year! May 2020 be your best year yet!

  2. 1authorcygnetbrown said:

    Thank you. I do intend to make 2020 my best year yet and the 20’s decade my best decade yet!

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