The Slump

It hit me.  Right after the Thanksgiving holiday.  The reality of another year coming to a close.  And guess what?  I have yet to achieve all the things I wanted to.  I know you can encourage me by saying that there are still several weeks until the end of the year is official.  Three weeks to be exact.  But I see the writing on the wall.  I know the likelihood of me completing everything is very slim.  

photo: Colormyfootsteps

However, I also know that I have to make the most of these three weeks the best that I can.  Work still needs to be done.  Words still need to be written.  Sentences need to be strung together poetically.  Paragraphs need to flow from one to the other with ease.  I still need to workout, whether at home or at the gym.  Who am I kidding?!  Any attempt to workout from home is going to lead to me cuddled up on the couch in my robe while I aimlessly look for something to watch on the tv.  No ma’am, to the gym I must go.  But it’s so cold out.  And I hate the cold.  The house still needs to be decorated.  And not just for the Christmas holiday.  We moved into the new place months ago and there are several things that still remain undone or untouched.  The office/spare bedroom will have to remain a mess until next year.  So let’s just close the door to the room and pretend like it’s not there. Shall we?  Pinterest, you have failed me OR I have failed you.  I’m not sure who is to blame.  Social media posts still need to be made.  Sigh.  That’s a topic for another day.

Yes this year is coming to a close.  Although I have so much that will have to carry over to the new year, at least my goals are still alive.  I didn’t and won’t let them die with the ending of the year.  Some say that goals without a deadline are simply wishes (or something like that).  But I don’t know about that statement.  Has everyone always reached their deadline with time to spare?  I have to assume the answer is no.  Life can change on a dime.  The unexpected always happens.  What did those who are successful do when they didn’t accomplish their goal(s) by a certain date?  Did they just give up?  I doubt it.  Set a new date.  Keep going.  

When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let it go.

Carol Burnett

My dreams and goals aren’t going anywhere.  My goals don’t have an expiration date.  I will always want to write.  I will always want to be physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy.  I will always want to do my part to help those I love.  I may add new additional goals, but I don’t give up on the old ones. Simple re-evaluate, and restart.  Daily, weekly, or monthly.


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