Monday, May 10, 2010

Making Some Changes

I had the best Mother's Day ever, thanks to my sweet husband. (By the way, we met 16 years ago today!)

After the 3 of us enjoyed a yummy breakfast, I went back to bed and slept until lunch. Kevin made a great spaghetti lunch and then I went back to bed for a few more hours. Not all sleep. A little reading. A little snoozing. A lot of thinking. It was nice of Kevin to give me the time. (And yes, I did skip out on church that morning, but I went last night, filling in for the pianist.)

The extra sleep has really helped me to stop and think about the way life is going right now. Everything feels out of control and I need to make some changes.

I'm not one to set New Year's Resolutions, but this year I did set some goals for myself. I pulled out the list yesterday and had to laugh. My focus certainly has changed.

Here are some things I wanted to do this year:
  1. Have a daily quiet time first thing in the morning.
  2. Read the bible through this year.
  3. Play the piano more often
  4. I wanted to run my first 5K
  5. Lose 20 pounds.

I did great for the first 2 months. Absolutely great! Every morning (for the most part) I was up for my quiet time and right on schedule with my bible reading. When I had a spare minute, I would sit down and play the piano. I was faithfully training for the 5K and had lost 10 pounds. I felt great.

But then March 5 hit like a hurricane and I can't seem to catch up on anything. My quiet time stinks. When I have it. I'm not reading the bible. I did run that 5K, but have hardly been on the treadmill since and I'm pretty sure I've gained back the 10 pounds. If not more.

You know what else? On my list, right at the top of the page, I wrote that I wanted 2010 to be "A Year of Rejoicing" for me. Ummmm....that's not happening.

So....I'm making some changes. For me and the sanity of my family.

Today I'm going to spend more time praying and brainstorming. Tomorrow I'll post my new goals. Or my old goals revisited.

One thing is for sure. I don't want to live this way. I want my life to bring glory to God, but in order for that to happen, I'm going to have to make some changes.


Joanne said...

I know what you mean... I feel like changes need to be made, but there is never anytime to sit and think about it. Good for you for doing a 5k though... I could never run for that long (I love playing sports, but HATE running for the sake of running. I need to chase or be chased - I'm sure that says something about me, I just don't know what!)

Good luck with your goals!

Meri said...

I have to reevaluate my goals every day. And inevitably the new goals have something to do with taking care of myself...I'm hoping to get around to that soon. On sundays I teach the little kids and have been missing out on the "grown up" classes. I miss being lifted up but the grown-ups. I'm surprised how hard it has been on me. Good luck with accomplishing your goals...and I really do hope you have a year of rejoicing!

Unknown said...

Awesome for you for thinking about this!!! It is way too important to take care of you and what FUELs you. You'll find your stride sweetie. Keep up the awesome reflection. I cannot wait to see your goals.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have a great attitude and I'm looking forward to your revised goals. It may inspire me to do the same. I could use a little focus!

connie said...

I am so happy that you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!! The extra sleep sounds like the best gift ever :)