I came to a realization the other day. June is like December. For me, anyway. There’s so much happening. Starting in May. Events, holidays, celebrations, etc. I have counted 13 happenings in my calendar between May 11 and the end of June. Some were major life events like my son’s high school graduation. Some were minor like work activities and fundraisers on Saturdays, which are not the norm for me. So, in comparison, June, at least this year, became like the holiday season. In fact, I think I had less going on between Thanksgiving and New Years than I’ve had the last couple months.
With that said, it seems I’ve slacked a bit in the discipline area. The goals [listed here in my blog entry, resolutely] I set for myself at the beginning of 2013 have been temporarily set aside. I need to regroup, refocus. I need to get back on track. I also need to list out goals for the remainder of the year, as I see in looking back I kind of stopped in the Spring.
I was doing pretty well January through March. But busyness set in and my best laid plans went by the wayside. In fact, despite my resolution to eat fruit every morning with breakfast and avoid bottled water, I’ve let myself do just the opposite the last few days. Which I know, I know, isn’t exactly jumping off the wagon into moral apathy. But I feel I’ve let myself down, which is easy because I’m usually pretty hard on myself.
At the beginning of the year I set out to do a few projects, laying out a month by month plan for the beginning of the year. I’ve decided to start another list. I’ve come to the conclusion that even though I have yet to organize my kids’ recent school papers in a nice file box, all is not lost. For now anyway, the world is still turning. Rome wasn’t conquered in a day, right?
At the same time, I need to accomplish something or else my projects will continue to pile up until kingdom come. And that’s not a good thing. And I feel guilty if I drink bottled water. And I don’t feel well if I don’t eat well. And, and and…….. excuses are bad, even if we’re making them to ourselves.
Tomorrow’s a new day. Next year I’ll try to do a better job of keeping myself on track, forecasting for what I know will come up in late Spring. For now, I’ll reassess and hunker down for 2013/part 2.