The A-Z Challenge was over for most people yesterday…I’m a little behind, but I thought I’d take this opportunity to evaluate progress in the areas I’ve been challenging myself.
A- Acceptance: Took the A-Z Challenge…still with it. Took the new job…still excited!
B – Boys: I’ve stopped trying to understand boys. Boys and girls are not meant to understand each other. I am still trying to educate my boys (the little ones) about girls and mostly how to navigate the differences and not piss off the ones you like.
C – Confidence: Meh. Wearing a short-sleeved shirt today – does that count?
D – Diet: Bummed about this one. Stopped most carbs and alcohol, started Insanity and Workweek Hustle with my FitBit (getting in no less than 10,000 steps a day)…Not a pound lost. Depressed and discouraged, I rage-ate pizza and wings a few times. Even besides that, probably not doing too well with this one – and DEFinitely not doing as well as I know how to (as my skinny gynecologist pointed out when I expressed concern about recent weight gain. Bitch. Jk, I like her.)
E – Expectations: I’m realizing that my internal clock ticks really fast…that’s helped some. I’ve also had a conversation with my hott husband that might have given me more insight than before on how his brain works and why some things don’t happen the way I expect them to. Besides, I would hate it if I knew what went on in my head went on in his too.
F – Facebook: This one took for a while, but then I found myself stoplight-scrolling uncontrollably. Today, I’m going to make the conscious effort once again to not look unless I have something I specifically want to find.
G – Grout: Picked it…going with the one that’s the most like taking me on a date…cheap and easy 😉
H – Husbands: Great success in loving without fear. It isn’t as hard of a task as I thought…and it feels so good.
I – Intoxication: Went drink-free for 5 1/2 days. Have had many nights without, a few nights with one (none while home alone), and a couple of nights with two. Probably need to do a 5-day drought every few weeks.
J – Jeri: Called her so she could keep rubbing off on me. Need to do it again soon.
K – Keuka: 57 days on the countdown!
L – Learning: Learned how to delete a row on an inserted table in Word today…so I’d say this one is a success 😉
M – Magazine Perfect: I have forced myself to leave a few things out that are not bothering anyone. I haven’t straightened the pillows on the boys’ playroom couch in over a week.
N – News: This one has been great – not tempted at all. And the couple of times that I’ve caught the news, it’s been glaringly obvious how terrible it is. It’s like eating super-sweet desserts after you’ve given up sugar for a few weeks…bleh.
O – Over-analyzing/Obsessing/Over-observing: Caught myself reading every license plate the other day and then spending way too much brain energy arguing with myself over what year model a particular car was, but otherwise pretty good, maybe?
P – Plans: Kinda had a grip on this one, then had a long discussion with hott husband that made me shift my grip, if that makes sense.
Q – Quixotic: Still me. Still happy about it.
R – Reading: Haven’t read in a few nights. Might put down the pedagogy and pick up a YA novel that I’d want to recommend to my future students.
S – SCR (aka Hott Husband): Love. Him. So. Much.
T – Testing and Treadmills: Too soon.
U – Updates! – Done!
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