I can’t believe we are 2 weeks into October already. I feel like I lost at least a week, which in some ways I did. I’ve spent the last week pretty much in bed due to illness. Nothing like being sick to get in the way of your goals!
So, how am I doing on my goals?
Not good. Poor. Negative progress. *hides under table*
But seriously, it hasn’t gone well. That’s okay though. Everyone has setbacks. Everyone needs help or second chances. With God’s help, I can still do this.
1. FLYlady for 30 days? Well, I think maybe I got about 3 of the 14 days so far. Oy! Not a good ration. But you know what? I still have 17 days to go. I can get 17 out of 17 for the rest of the month. I will get my house in order and teach both myself and my kids new habits!
2. Novel revisions done by October 16th? Yeah, that ain’t happening. With the illness and some other personal family stuff, writing was not the top priority (no matter how much I wanted it to be). I did make progress, I’m just no where near done. So, I’m extending my deadline to the end of the month. I’ve determined that writing is going to require some sacrifices. Which do I want more–TV or my novel? Recreational reading or my novel? Laundry or my novel? Well, laundry probably still has to be done at some point.
3. I’m actually doing pretty good with spending more time with my family. It’s not the amount of time, but the quality. I may have been too sick to do much last week, but I made a point of cuddling up with the kids to read for a bit, or snuggle up while letting them watch cartoons. I’ve always preferred to cook on my own, but I’ve found it fun to let the girls help. They are learning–and we’re spending quality time together.
So, the first two weeks were a bust, but that doesn’t mean that all is lost. Goals take time, and aren’t going to be perfect. There are setbacks, life issues, and just plain human weakness. The important thing is not to get down, not to give up, and to always keep our eyes on God.
You can also find me over on NAF today with my slightly comedic piece entitled “You Know You’re Sick When . . .”.
Last Friday, I was over at Growing Your Homeschool talking about what your homeschool can do when you’re too sick to teach.
Do you sense a theme?