Goals . . . Such Big Goals

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So, I started out this year excited about plans and dreams. I want to change the world!

Or at least my world.

A dream without a goal is a wish. A goal without a plan is just a dream.

I still do, but I forget how easily life changes my best laid plans.

-Something about have five kids that include a breastfeeding infant . . .

(Does anyone else feel that breastfeeding sucks the ability to think right out of you?)

-Something about homeschooling with one kid struggling in math and another struggling in reading . . .

(I wouldn’t feel like a failure if they were struggling under someone else’s teaching. No, scratch that. I still would. Mama-guilt knows no bounds.)

-Something about a terribly messy house filled with too much stuff . . .

(Alright, Kids, lets fill another box for the thrift store. Maybe I should consider a yard sale? Maybe we’ll make enough to buy that Frozen movie.)

I still believe in goals. Making plans is almost a hobby of mine. The cycle goes something like this:

  • Dream Big! I will change the world!
  • Oh, my, I’m tired. Why can I not even get the dishes done. Is it nap time yet?
  • Bother. I’m such a failure. Maybe I should just quit until (fill in many things here that I think will make life easier). Maybe I should just quit in general. Where is the hole to hide in? I hate everything.
  • I’m pitiful. I’m going to ask so and so to pray for me, and really focus on getting a good night’s sleep.
  • Begin again from the top.

Okay, you can hop off the roller coaster now. Thanks for visiting. No, I’m going to keep riding, thanks. I really don’t know how to get down.

But! While I ride this thing I’m also building the future, and I’m not interested in the looney bin.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -Albert Einstein

So, as I keep working on my goals one crazy cycle after another, I’m going to work each month on changing a habit that should make future goals a bit easier. Join me?

July starts tomorrow! I’ll be focusing on finding Hope for My Home.

How are your goals coming along for this year?