Monday, February 01, 2010

February already?

Is it really the first of February already? Where did January go?

Well, the same struggles each day: how do I spend my time as wisely as I can, completing as many things as I can? I can't say I'm succeeding, but it's fair to say I've begun to make some changes. Good ones.

In terms of the goals for this year, a bullet list:
  • I am about two weeks behind on Bible in 90 Days. I may not make it by the end of March, but by golly, I'm doing better than I ever have in previous attempts at reading the Bible through!

  • I am finding the writing of poetry to be extraordinarily difficult. Bring on the nonfiction unit, quickly!

  • I am absolutely succeeding in writing something every day. Having a writing class helps that, and I have also been journaling in my personal journal nearly daily. Plus emails help too!

  • I am still trying to figure out how to fit in my regular writing and editing gig at Wives of Faith; some days I have it all together, but other days I get those emails that make me think I can't do it and should quit already. Praise God for Sara Horn, one of the most encouraging people ever!

  • I've only read 6 books this month; I shoot for a goal of 10 each month.

  • Facebook is too much fun and I spend too much time there. 'Nuff said.
On the plus side: I was able to contribute to Sara Horn's new book GOD Strong, and I'd encourage you to visit her site to learn more. My portion is only about a page long, but I was thrilled to share about the dead bird. Really.

I wish you all a great week!


Teri Lynne Underwood said...

How cool to be in Sara Horn's new book!! So exciting. And I would not enjoy a poetry class either. :) I am way behind on reading too ... I have about six books started & only one finished. I can rarely read only one book at a time.

UnfinishedMom said...

Managing my time is always a challenge for me. Keeping my priorities in order so that I get the most important tasks done can be difficult. I want to encourage you to continue reading the Bible in 90 Days. It's a lot of reading in one day and as Amy warned us, something in our schedule would have to be cut in order to provide the time. Have you prayed about what is less important than reading the Bible? Facebook is one thing, but maybe there's something else as well? Ask God. He will give you the answers you need.

Yours hopefully thriving said...

Just said a little prayer of encouragement for you in your B90 reading, I'm very much in the same boat for my own reading.

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