Y’all. Jesus take the wheel.
Today was Day 1 of my 14 Day mini-journey of accountability… but for the sake of my pride and sanity, we’re calling it Day 0. I crashed and burned. I woke up ready to shove everything on my to-do list into this afternoon but by the time my brain said “HEY Brittany! It’s day one. Do SOMETHING.”…. it was dinner time and my kids were in desperate need of baths. As luck would have it, my life is taking a radical turn this week and I refuse to give up on this mini journey… so it looks like any friends and family want to avoid me haha Let me explain in hopes that you won’t just me. (Oh. I should mention that I ate a Philly Cheese Steak for lunch because… well, I sucked today.)
First of all, I need to go ahead and let y’all know that we are moving. March 1 actually. We didn’t realize that Nates commute to work would cost us around $500 a month in gas so we want to move closer to him… HOWEVER, the owner of our house has put it on the market. So I have the pressure of having strangers traipse through my house for “showings” and packing. Not to mention, we haven’t found a place to move yet either… So yea, a lot of pressure on our household right now. (Excuse #1)
Second, I accepted a position in Marketing today. It’s only part time and I will work from home but it will still be an adjustment for a stay at home momma. Today was the interview (hence why my morning wasn’t on schedule as usual.) (Excuse #2)
Third, when we got home, my kids were being little a-holes. There I said it. I couldn’t concentrate at all. I have about 3 paintings to finish… did I mention that I commission portrait paintings? Anyways, I’m working on those as we speak. My brain is like the bowl of oatmeal I didn’t get to finish this morning. (Excuse #3)
Bottom line is this – today, my time management sucked. I made excuses for why I couldn’t follow through with even the FIRST FREAKING DAY of my accountability challenge. Today, I was every single person reading this who has done this day in and day out for the last week, month or year. Today, I found every reason I could to not follow through. Today, I learned a lesson. Life will always happen at inconvenient times. That’s how it works. My kids never ask permission before they are fussy – they don’t care what I have to do that day. Traffic doesn’t go away just because I’m running late. Life doesn’t give me an extra 3 hours in the day so that I can finish my to-do list.
I hope that what you’ve taken from this today is this: I am not any different than any of you. I don’t want you to wear rose colored glasses when seeing my journey… I want you to know that I fail. Even on day zero. So, here’s to tomorrow & being better.