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About 5 minutes before 5AM, my alarm reminds me that it’s time to get up. I hit the snooze button, giving myself another 5, and then 10, minutes more of sleep. Finally, I roll out of bed, give my husband a kiss, and head downstairs.
It’s time to put on the water for coffee. I’ve been loving my French Press! It provides a nice morning routine of heating up water, measuring coffee grounds, pouring, stirring, and waiting those three minutes as my brain slowly awakens. With coffee in hand, I head to the couch for my morning rosary, or other quiet prayer/spiritual reading/meditation time. I have to be honest – Some days it’s hard to take that time to pray. My mind is already trying to look towards what needs to be done for the day, and what I have time to do before the rest of the house is awake. But it sets the stage for a better day and deeper relationship with Our Lord.
Moving to the office, I take a look at my planner and realize that it’s the end of September.
I think back to the goals I made just a few weeks before, and realize that it’s almost time to re-evaluate and come up with my goals for this next quarter. But first, I need to evaluate how this last month went. Did I achieve my goals? Or do I still have some work to do in some areas?
Oh, I definitely have some work to!
While I could beat myself up for all that I didn’t accomplish, I choose instead to look at where I didn’t meet my expectations and adjust accordingly.
In some areas I fell short due to my own laziness. We’ve talked about this before, but it’s an area that I need to work on. I’m thinking about asking someone to be my accountability partner. I find that being accountable to someone helps me to perform at my best.
Then I have those areas that aren’t really in my control. More specifically, I’m talking about the baby starting to walk and then start climbing everything in the span of a week!
I forgot how exhausting a young toddler is!
Just the other night, I took a nap after dinner and didn’t get up until I heard my hubby putting the kids to bed. That guy is pretty amazing by the way. Once the kids were in bed, we walked back downstairs, and I realized that he did a huge pick up of the house on top of cleaning up from dinner!
So this is where I am this week. Re-evaluating this past month, and looking at our goals for the next quarter. Because, after all, it’s the end of September – a season of change. Oh! And speaking of change, I’ll be sharing another new development in our life soon! Until then… Happy Fall!