Life. Am I right?
Life doesn’t always go as planned. I can sit and plan out the next 3 months of my life and the next day, everything would be completely turned upside down. That’s kind of how life is going right now for me and my small tribe. We’re just learning to run with it.
The last time I posted a blog post was on the 4th of this month. I posted about my goals for the month of October. You can read about them here.
I had 5 goals that I was super excited to work towards. Family goals, blogging goals, debt goals, work goals… and then life happened.
Andrew and I had to get another car (just something super cheap to get me to and from work in) which took a big chunk of our savings. So, remember that whole goal about paying off a couple of our debts (well actually my debts)? Had to put that one on hold. We didn’t feel comfortable leaving ourselves with so little. Good thing we didn’t too, because we had to have some work done on our other car that was a little costly. When life hits you, it really hits you.
Remember that blogging goal? LOL, that didn’t happen. I haven’t even logged into my blog since my last blog post. The most frustrating part about that is that nothing was really standing in my way of that, I just didn’t do it. Writer’s block? Maybe. Laziness? More likely.
The family goals for October have been pretty great! We didn’t really do the DIY decorations yet that I had planned, but we did go get pumpkins and carve them! That was really fun for us. We took Alice with us and she told me it was the best day of her life 😉
I posted about my new job and how I was excited to get started. Well, just as everything else… that hasn’t gone to plan. There was a bit of a hiccup in that area of life. Nothing in my control, but ultimately they are moving me to a different daycare. I’m actually really happy about that because I could walk to work, that’s how close it is. I haven’t started yet. I had to go get some paperwork and tests done (because I’ll be working with children) and I start on Monday.
I also talked about my body/workout goals. I’ve been strictly running since Alice was about 6 or 7 weeks old. It was hard. I started off only being able to run for 3 minutes (if that) at a time. I’ve worked my way up to 20 minutes and could probably do more. However, this week I started lifting weights again. My body is so sore, but I feel incredible. I run and lift weights now and I’m hoping that pushes me over this stand still that I’m at in my weight loss journey. But I’m definitely starting to see some difference in my body, which keeps me so motivated to work hard.
So, what happens when things don’t go as planned? What do you do?
I sulked. I was so mad and frustrated and depressed. I couldn’t understand why all of the things that went wrong this month had to happen to us. We’re good people, why should we be punished?
Luckily, I have a wonderful (and very honest) mother who told me to suck it up and get used to it because not only do things sometimes not work out the way you want them to, they usually don’t work out the way you have planned.
So, I pulled myself together and moved on. When I start feeling frustrated again, I count my blessings.
We still have money in our savings. We still have money in our checking. We have enough to cover our bills. We are healthy. Andrew has a steady, dependable job and income. I just got hired to work for a daycare so I still get to be with my daughter while helping provide for our family. I have a really wonderful little family.
Life is definitely not always perfect. In fact, it’s usually not. If you ever have a perfect day, you should count yourself lucky.