Happy Friday y’all!
What a crazy month February has been! I still look back and wonder what happened. I had started out so strong with goals and plans and lists. Unfortunately, it all went south. Fast. It might have had something to do with 10 days of back-to-back meetings, three major shopping trips, and a Super Bowl Party. Did I mention that I am an introvert?
And then we all got sick. Starting with my oldest, and from there it was all downhill domino style. I was the last to get it. Fun, right? But hey, I lost five pounds!
So I look at my vision board, adjust, and keep on keeping on.
This past weekend, I was finally feeling like I was coming out of the dark ages and into the light. I felt normal again, ready to tackle a new week with all the crazy projects I’ve got going on. Then we had three snow days. In Texas! How’s that for messing up a routine, eh? Secretly, though, I LOVED it. What better excuse to have fun with the family? And I didn’t have to go ANYWHERE! I did mention that I am an introvert, right? Ha!
And then my hubby informed me that our youngest probably doesn’t need a nap anymore. I didn’t want to believe it. I’ve held on for so long, but I have to face the inevitable. My available work hours have been cut in half.
Ever feel like you are trying to squeeze blood from a rock? Or is that water from a stone? Or something else entirely?
Panic’s icy presence is hovering at the edges of my mind, but I refuse to be overwhelmed. I’ve got my blinders on. Focus! I’ve learned to create lists and adjust. Thank you, Ralene! I owe much of my sanity to her, by the way. And she has just started a series on time management.
So I will rise to the challenge, which means, I’ve got to cut back. At least for this season. That’s what you call living life balanced between reality and dreams. Ha! So no more reading for reviewing for a while. I’ll be blogging once a week instead of three times like I was. Just tightening where I can so when my writing time comes, I’m focusing on getting book two ready for you all.
The hard part of prioritizing is not choosing against something you don’t like, but having to choose what lines up the most with your long term goals and trimming away the rest. You know, like not indulging in that yummy, chocolaty comfort food when weight-loss is a goal.
But perhaps, I can find a way to have my cake and eat it too. Ha!
So how are YOU doing? What do you do to encourage yourself to keep on keeping on?
There’s still time to enter the giveaway for Mardan’s Mark by Kathrese McKee! Giveaway ends Sunday night at 11:59pm. 🙂
Have a great weekend!