I’m grateful for the many people and organizations that are working tirelessly to reunite separated families, and I’m grateful for President Trump’s executive order, which, though imperfect, was necessary.
I want to thank everyone who read my posts last week. I am especially thankful for those who offered words of encouragement or gentle disagreement. It has taken me a long time to be honest about my beliefs, and I know I’m not alone in this. There will always be a few people who seem fearless with their opinions, but the rest of us tend to be wary of opening ourselves up to criticism. I prefer to put on my Facebook Face, and show the world a recipe for organic kale chips (even though we’ve eaten pizza three times this week), and a picture of the kids taken at an artistic angle (because that’s the only point of view where you can’t see the piles of unfolded laundry.) Read More →
I did it. I completed my January goal. I started a pre-med program. What? You thought my January goal was to finish a book? Oh that. Well, this is how January went: I became a full time student, and then we got the flu…and then we got the flu again…and then we got a stomach bug. So I did not finish the book in January.
However I said from the start that I reserved the right to do some shuffling. So as January drew to a close and I realized I wasn’t going to make it, I sifted through my goal list to see if there was anything I could quickly do and mark off my list. It turns out you can’t retroactively go to the gym (or stop eating meat), so I picked December to make the switch with one minor change:
Finish Start Pre-Med Program. In my opinion, that was plenty of accomplishment for January.
January’s goal now belongs to February, and February’s goal to December. And this time, I mean business. If I don’t finish (emphasis on the “ish”) this book in February, [insert some drastic ultimatum here.] Well, I don’t know what I’ll do if I don’t finish, because I plan to finish. But feel free to think up horrible consequences to motivate me.