It was one of those weeks.
Somehow I managed to meet my goals – writing for at least 30 minutes every day, being prepared for that writing, getting in physical activity, doing something good for myself, reading a little every day. I got it all in, but I felt like I was clawing my way into it the whole time. The triumphant feeling I had last week has deflated into something resembling a canned-pea-green deflated balloon. Ain’t pretty.
Sometimes things come easy, other times…not so much.
I’m not sure this coming week’s going to be any easier. We’re having curriculum issues for my boys’ homeschooling…and it’s taking its toll on me. With a new little one coming in a couple months, and a sweet three year-old girl vying for my attention, we’re having to make some adjustments. We haven’t found our stride yet this semester. Not even close.
Educating your kids at home is a huge undertaking. One I’m glad to do, because I see the fruit of it on a daily basis. I don’t think it’s right for everybody – not by any stretch. I’m not sure it’s always going to be the right choice for us. And I’m becoming increasingly aware of how thin I’m stretched these days. An infant is going to stretch me even further.
Not sure where we’re going to land. And that’s pretty stressful.
Sorry for the disjointed post. Frayed doesn’t begin to describe how I’m feeling, and it’s making it hard to focus on any one thing for long.
Which probably means I’m completely nuts to add another goal to my ROW80 list, but I really like this one, and I think it’s doable, and I think it will help me feel better…hopefully.
The hubster and I are wanting to steer our nutritional habits in a more healthy direction. These kinds of changes can be a little intimidating, but we’re taking it in baby steps, changing one thing at a time. For the next thirty-odd days, we’re changing the way we eat breakfast – no refined, processed foods. Hopefully in a month a few bad habits will be replaced with new, healthy ones, and we’ll be ready to add another baby step in the direction of more wholesome, healthy eating.
Also, I’m finding that my five minutes of activity just isn’t enough – my body wants to keep going, so I think I’ll go ahead and give it what it wants. I’m gonna tweak this goal a little. Instead of 5 minutes every single day, I’m going to aim for 10 minutes (still going with the test-mile theory here – 10 min. may be far less than what I want to do that day, but on the days when I’m blech, at least I’ll get those 10 min. in) five days a week (instead of seven).
I hope my other ROW80 friends have had a wonderful, lovely week!! Wishing you all lots of happy, happy ROW-ing!