After my last post I sat down and did some serious thinking about my goals and my life in general. I came to the conclusion that I dream much more then I actually do anything about it, which I already knew but seldom admit to myself. I am very good at coming up with lists of how to accomplish what I want to do but I am not so good at getting it done. The past week or so I have been taking steps to make sure that I am working towards what matters to me the most and focusing on using my time wisely. I realized that God, family, writing, and friends were at the top of my list of priorities. Here are some of the things that I have done to be active, not passive, in my own life.
I have spent more time playing with play dough, coloring and doing projects with my children. I normally try to run around and do things while they play. While I still do that to some extent I have had so much fun just slowing down and enjoying interacting with my little ones.
I invited a friend and her children over and decided it was going to happen even if I couldn't get my house perfect in time. We had a great time!
I have been taking time to thank God for the good things in my life. I am amazed at how many blessings I miss when I am to busy stressing about things.
I am writing more, much more. I am working on a short story for a contest as well as what will hopefully be a young adult novel. I started with a tiny goal of 250 words a day to get into the habit of consistency. I think it is working! Now when I sit down to write the words come out much more freely and I find myself looking forward to sitting down with my net book and seeing what happens. I usually end up with much more than 250 words. It is so much better then the inconsistent way I was going about things before.
It feels amazing to see a list of "dones" instead of "to do's" !