Don’t be fooled by the title! I am not giving up some meaningful dream, or exiting a relationship.
I am just throwing in the towel for my garden… this year anyway.
Some garden beginnings from last year.
Last year I gave it a go and it was fun and rewarding. This year I have added to my normal life responsibilities: schoolwork, blog writing, and helping out at Kitsap Crossfit . It’s just too much, and the garden falls short in terms of importance.
I have finally come to peace with it today. I will probably keep my strawberry plants, but every thing else will be ripped out and mowed down. It looks like a wild field anyway. And it will give my pup more romping room.
My Vizsla Trigger. Isn’t he the cutest?!
Sometimes it is ok to give up on something if you are gaining time spent on more important dreams and goals.
As much as I like the idea of growing my own food, I am happy to frequent my local farmers market and buy food from people who are passionate about what they do! I will be supporting my local economy and gaining time and mental energy to move forward towards my future…Business degree, Blogger, CrossFit gym owner and trainer.
Sounds like by giving up I am really gaining more!
Have you given up on something because you had more important things to do? Did you regret it or feel that it was the right choice? Tell me about it in the comments!
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I am almost done!
With my college class that is. It is nice to finish something that I set out to do. I am already signed up for my next class too! Macroeconomics.
About a year ago I was so frustrated because I felt like I couldn’t set a goal for myself and follow through.
It makes me sad to think that I couldn’t make a promise to myself and keep it. Now it is different.
I started by setting little goals that I knew I could do no matter what. Then I expanded from there.
Now, I am in school, have a great workout routine, I’m getting things done around the house, investing in my marriage, and doing well at my job!
The great thing about spending time on goals and things important to you is that it builds self-confidence. It makes you feel like you have purpose.
Just wanted to encourage you today to set a goal and make a plan to pursue it!
Have you ever felt like you were really busy but weren’t getting done what you wanted?
I have had several things on my list that I wanted to complete lately, but kept finding myself exhausted at the end of the day sitting on the couch.
Here’s what was on my list:
1. Weed whack the garden.
2. Plant seeds in the garden.
3. Set up the patio furniture.
You know what’s funny? It only took me 30 minutes to do each of these things when I got around to it!! And it left me thinking “why did I put this off so long”?
It’s interesting how things important to us get put off.
I am setting a goal to do what’s important to me before I do what seems urgent. This is a concept of Stephen Covey’s book, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”.
Hopefully, it will leave me feeling more satisfied and fulfilled with my days.
Wana try it with me?
What have you been putting off that means a lot to you and your future?
Hubby sporting his mustache for the “March Mustache Madness” competition that we do at work. Needless to say he won the competition, and the facial hair is now gone!
I just have to say…. I have a great guy!
Since I have started school and he has finished for a bit, he has been such a huge help around the house.
It is really nice to feel like I have a partner and teammate in life.
I hope you are as lucky!
The best thing is that I didn’t wine or nag to get his help. I just helped a lot when he was in school and he noticed and wanted to return the favor.
He also does a few things that I hate doing (making the bed, emptying the dishwasher) which is great.
So that’s why I had to tell everyone how great he is and how much I appreciate him!
Marriage is about being in a partnership. It’s about give and take based on needs and wants.
Love is service
Just something to think about…