This is my second week of setting goals for myself. These posts are me attempting to hold myself to account, and actually feel like I’ve achieved something with my week. Lately my days and weeks have been rolling into each other without my really feeling like I’ve done anything of note – and I need to get a grip on that!
This week I did a day’s work in a friend’s office, which was weirdly fun. We worked from 9 til 4 solidly, without even stopping for lunch and it felt really good. It made me realise I need to inject some discipline into my work when I’m at home; it’s so easy to just get distracted by things, to spend time on social media or blogging when I should be working.
I also bumped into a friend I’d not seen for a while; she’s changed her work and is now writing plays for a living. She’s also a single mother, and we had a great conversation about trying to stay focussed on our work and motivated, when we’re also trying to be present with our children, keep house, put food on the table, and juggle everything else that life throws at us. It was good to talk to someone who understands!
So, how did I get on with last week’s goals?
Get my head down and work – well, I got most of my work done. I did still waste a fair amount of time, but I also covered more than I expected!
Sort the kitchen – it sort of happened… in that I tidied a bit. But nowhere near as much as I need to. There is still junk everywhere, and I think I probably need to dispose of a lot of things!
Finish Far From the Tree – I finally managed it! It’s such an epic book, and also something of a doorstop – I thought I would never finish. But I did… and now I have that horribly bereft feeling you get when you don’t know what you can read next that will ever live up to that standard.