Day 5

It’s amazing how I have wanted to do something for years, but I didn’t because I thought it would take too much time.  But then in the course of about an hour today, I did it!  What else have I not done and put off till later because I figure it’s going to take me a ton of time?  I’m a firm believer after today that all you have to do is decide to start something, and it’ll be done before you know it!

The kids and I had to miss church this morning because we didn’t want to possibly infect others with the flu even though everyone here is now feeling much better.  So, I fed the kids breakfast and then put clothes on them, fixed Sadie’s hair, and we had a photo session for the books that I wanted to make for the twins.  The kids actually did a really great job of participating for the pictures, and they thought it was really fun because I had a list of things that I wanted them to do.  They didn’t have to stick with each activity very long before the next one, so they thought it was awesome!

Tomorrow is my husband’s first day at his new work, so I wanted to do something kind of special for him.  He was at church this morning, so while he was gone, I printed encouraging signs and had the kids hang them all around the house.  The kids thought that was super fun too, so that worked out well!  And then they all decided that they would draw some signs for daddy on their own.  Then when he came home, they were all really excited about the signs and wanted to show them all to him.

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After I finished this, I worked on putting together the books for the twins that we had taken pictures for.  I got Luke’s book ready.  Then I had to go to the hospital to see a friend and then go to a movie with other friends.  After the movie, I went to the grocery store to get things we needed before everyone is back to school and work tomorrow.  Then I came home, put up the groceries, helped get the kids to bed and then put together Sadie’s book.  Now I’ll be able to print the books tomorrow and get them all ready to give the kids!

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I’m excited that I got so much done today, but especially that I actually started the books and got them ready to print all in the same day!  Now I’m motivated to do more!  And my plan is wait until I have at least a few more books done before I start seriously looking for publishing options.

And I’m super excited that it’s only Day 5, and I’ve gotten so much done already!  I’ve thought for years that there is so much in life that I want to do that I will not have the time to do.  But after these 5 days, I figure if I hustle as much as I can, I may fly through my list of dreams and get to dream new dreams!

Today’s assignment was to write down WHEN you were going to work on your goal.  For me, that was today!  My goal was to at least put together one book this month.  I did two today.  And now I’m stoked about doing more!

Bring on the hustle!


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