Saturday, April 11, 2009

Walloped by Spring Break

For the first three days of April, I met my goals. I think. Then the weekend came... then spring break. And all this time that I foolishly envisioned I could structure for my writing goals was eaten up by mostly fun and exciting things (shopping for/trying to sell a horse) that meant we spent a lot of time in the car/truck/barn. And lots of state highways.

I fell off all wagons. Writing wagon. Exercise wagon. Eating right wagon. Even the laundry wagon.

But this wasn't a failure unless I stop here. A detour, possibly. Maybe even a trip into the ditch on the side of the road. But not a failure.

Come Monday, spring break is over. Then you'll find my behind in the chair. (Or my feet on the treadmill, working at my desk there.) And I'm going to keep showing up every day until I actually have changed my habits. Which means I'll keep showing up every day from then on.

Hallelujah amen.


Ceri Hebert said...

I'm trying to climb on the exercise wagon. I used to walk all the time, but then I started writing and that's all I do now after work... well, I do other things, but I'm generally with my computer too much.

Hope you have a good week.

Marianne Arkins said...

Sounds like Spring Break was tough on everyone. Hang in there... Monday starts a new week!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Sounds like you had a fun spring break, though. Enjoy and enjoy getting back to routine this week!

Joanie said...

You can do it, Anne! Spring break week doesn't count--we all have to be moms first.