This one was a hard one for me, because I wouldn't say there is any one big stand alone challenge I deal with everyday, but more so smaller ones that kind of vary based on the day at hand. I thought long and hard about this- maybe a little too hard as I'm only just getting my thoughts down now at 9pm, but I came up with two to share.
1. Waking up with a positive attitude each morning. This is one of those things that varies based on the days (and the hormones, you feel me postpartum Mommies?) but I'd say 75% of the time I wake up ready to go- smiling and happy and pumped to make it the best day I can. But on the other mornings I get up and it's hard for me to get into the right mindset. It's very helpful to be surrounded by two smiley, joyful little ones and a husband who really is the most positive person I know, but sometimes it's hard to get out of my own head and make that decision to have a good day. That sounds so funny- to know exactly what I should be choosing, and yet having difficulty making that choice- but that's just how it goes.
2. Finding time to blog or work on other creative things like Project Life. This is a new challenge for me, because when it was just Henry and me at home I had a lot of time. He's a big time napper, and always napped (and still does) for about 3 hours in the afternoon. Before Charlie came along I had those hours to do all blog related things, and it was a nice, big chunk of time to get everything accomplished. Now Henry and Charlie do take their afternoon naps at the same time, but Charlie's is a little shorter as he takes a long morning one too, and during that time I usually have other things to do around the house. So at night or the weekend I try to make time the best I can. If you notice some weeks I'll have posts scheduled to go up everyday at 12am, and other weeks I have just a couple I get out there at random hours. It all depends on what we have going on that week or the weekend prior. I wish I had more time to dedicate to this space, but one big challenge I got past over recent years is cutting myself some slack when I can't do it all. So now I just try to have fun with it, and make it work the best way I can. And Project Life- I need to refocus energy into that. It's something I really enjoy but after everything is done- family stuff first, then things around the house, blogging, random who knows what else, there isn't always time for it. I keep saying, oh, I'll get to it soon. But soon has come and gone and going forward I'd like to spend more time on that.
Both of these aren't big-time challenges, and after reflecting for quite some time about it I feel thankful that at this point in my life I don't have too much to list. This wasn't always the case, and I'm sure it won't always be the case, but right now I'm just grateful.
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