I may be down, but I’m not out!

Day 4 of 2018 and the scoreboard looks like this: 2018 =3, Me =1. And I only give myself a “1” because I actually was able to do something on my list for this new year plus I put away Christmas. But I am not losing HOPE. Not yet, anyway. It’s still early in the game.

Feeling much like a horse at the starting gate, I am totally ready to engage in this year. But I have a sick child who needs my mommy “doctor” hat. And so my To Do list for starting the year well sits patiently on the sidelines. I forgot to mention, that I, too, have not been feeling 100% and that has put a damper on things as well.

Has this ever happened to you? You are excited and ready to attack the day with your list and bag of tools, full of energy and you turn around and realize the list has changed. New things to do. New tools needed. So you have to reset your brain to the new task when you were all ready and pumped for the original list?!

I am sure it has. I see you nodding emphatically “I hear ya, sister!” Well, one of my words for this year is Hope. And one of the ways I have grown over my past 44 years on this planet is that I am learning to not let circumstances control me. So I can’t start tackling my all of my To Do list just yet. Big Whoopdie Doo (old April would have been curled up in the fetal position grieving by now). I am going to stay positive. Help those in my camp who are sick (or are now becoming sick, which is everyone else in the house) and then re-evaluate. See if there is one thing I can do. Do that. And move on with tending to my family. Hello, New Positive Me. Nice to meet you!