“I started reading about people of great accomplishment… and it dawned on me suddenly that the person who has the most to do with what happens in your life is you.” ~Benjamin Carson
Last month I decided, at the urging of a friend, to make a list of “real” things that I want to accomplish this month. I decided to focus on 10 things…10 real things that I could accomplish in 30 days or less. I thought that maybe if I wrote it down, it would make more more accountable and, therefor, more willing and able to complete the task.
Long story short, I failed. Some things were easy, some things were hard, and some I plain forgot. See for yourself:
Complete a 5KWoohoo! I did this one and it was awesome! See my post on it here
- Make strides to become a better wife. This month’s goal: Have one “at home” date night per week and two “going out” date nights this month. I actually accomplished this task, but I am far from being a better wife, so I’m leaving this one “uncrossed”
- Apply for 5 jobs that I would actually go on an interview for, even if I am not completely qualified. Nope, but mostly because I decided to stick it out with my current job for at least one more year.
- Spend more quality time with my children and really get to know them. Each child gets one date day/night with just me per week. I promise, this is for me, not them. Nope. Just call me Slacker Mom. I could give you a million excuses, but I won’t. I just need to do better.
- Read three new books this month. Again, no. Though somehow I managed to read three books that I’ve already read (hangs head in shame).
- Come up with a savings plan. Kinda, but not really.
Write at least two blog posts this month.Score!
- By the end of the month, be soda free. I am currently sitting here with a diet coke, so this obviously didn’t pan out.
- Find a new hobby, that I can do without current friends/family (as in something completely for myself). Does running count? Probably not, because, although I didn’t specify, I’m thinking it should be a hobby I actually ENJOY.
- Take one photo everyday to document a moment that makes me smile. This will remind me that I was happy at least once a day this month. I was going strong for awhile, and then, like most of the other items I forgot.
So there you go. I accomplished 2 out of 10 things I put forth for May.
Do you think it’s OK to simply recycle the other 8 and try again for June?