I’m scheduling this on December 19th, 2017. Today was a good day. We’ve had countless discussions about how I don’t adapt well to changes. I’m getting better. At work I am a machine at prioritizing and delegating. At home not so much. 🙂 We all have busy lives for sure. For the last half of 2017 I’ve floundered on what I want to be when I grow up. I struggled immensely with all the things I wanted to do and the very limited amount of time that I have to do them. I think I may have my head in the right place. For today anyway.
In December it took me 18 days to read a book. It was a re-read. The first time I read it I finished it in a day. Two weeks to finish a 368 page mass market. I barely made my goal of 50 for 2017. I cleared the goal with 13 days. I’m not disappointed and I don’t feel like I failed. It just made me take stock of what is important. Reading is a huge part of my life. I need to make it a priority. Lex and I have decided to be accountable to each other in 2018. I plan to try and get an average of 30 pages a day. I would love for that to be 30 pages (minimum) every day. I know there will be days when I can’t get to it and will need to catch up later.I'm learning *finally* what I'm capable of and that I can't accomplish 50 things every single day. Click To Tweet
I am a planner. I am a list maker. I like to try to map out my life so that I feel in control. It tamps down my anxiety. The lesson that I learned in November/December is that I can only take life one day at a time. It’s good to have goals and deadlines. It’s good to know about where I want to be. It’s what helps accomplish these goals. Taking it a day at a time helps me feel like I haven’t “failed”. I try to map my week out and I’m learning *finally* what I’m capable of and that I can’t accomplish 50 things every single day.
My husband and I are going to try switching to going to the gym in the morning. With his commute this may not be doable but we’re trying. If I can accomplish this then that will leave my evening free to catch up with chores and cooking with plenty of time to spare for reading, blogging, cross stitching, knitting, and gaming. I’m optimistic that I’m going to be able to do more of what I love while still attaining my goal of becoming a healthier me.