This past week was a whirlwind!
I started it off by house sitting and crying in frustration. Then moved on to working at Old Navy during our crazy back-to-school sales while also trying to fit in some hours for my other job and pack for school. I had the Friday of my life by cleaning a messy house that was not my responsibility to clean just so I could move back to school. And I ended the week by selling my grandparents’ belongings to strangers while I was half-asleep (not depressing at all, folks. nope, no constant flashes of childhood memories every time someone bought something).
Anywho, during all of my crazy, messy, being-tested-by-God week, I did not complete my goal of free writing for 30 minutes each day. Not even a little. Like, I didn’t even sit down and type anything into the notes app on my phone.
But, it’s time to move on. Sometimes you have to change priorities because more important things come up. You have to adapt and maybe cry and complain a little, but then get over it and learn from it.
So this week I’m doing just that.
My goal is to ask a person about their day each day and really listen. Don’t turn it around and make it about me so I can be negative and rant some more. My goal is to be a more supportive friend, daughter, sister, etc. For the past few days of this week, it’s already been a little challenging to not butt in with my problems when my friend pauses, so I’ll be interested to see what I report on that next week.
Until then, I hope you all have a great week! If you’re getting ready for school and work like me, I wish you all the luck. If you aren’t, I still wish you luck because that means you likely are already a certified grown up and that’s just unfortunate.
If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:
Last week: Free-write for 30 minutes each day. It doesn’t have to be a story, just get some ideas down on physical paper.
This week: Ask someone about their day each day and really listen. Maybe tell them you not responding verbally while they talk is part of an exercise you’re trying… Otherwise they might get uncomfortable.
Next week: No watching tv or movies. At all. I’m serious. Just sit there and eat your soup, Gwen.