Don’t Let Daily Life Get in the Way of Your Dream

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That’s what happened to me last week. I put all my focus on the kids and family again. Well, they were sick and this damn Swine Flu scare makes me even more stressed out.

Plus, it’s volleyball and gymnastic  season so every weekend is focused on the kids’ sports. And my volleyball daughter sprained her thumb pretty badly at practice. So last week I felt I was either at a sports event, or at the doctors.lifehappens

I know, excuses, excuses.

Every time I get to my Monday post I have to look back carefully at my week and try to think of all the little things that I accomplished for myself. Here’s what I found.

1. I took a walk 3 times with the dogs.

2. I got my haircut which I totally spaced on the other week.

3. I sat down at the piano two days to practice.

4. I researched Japan Vacation Packages to get an idea of which areas beside Tokyo we would want to explore.

I actually did more than I thought! But of course it could be a lot better. My goal for this week is to have a longer list. And on that list will be more exercise and better eating.

More piano practicing. And maybe even finding a date for Japan. That would be exciting!

Till next time,


(Kim has already accomplished her first big dream by traveling to New York with her teenage daughter June of 2009. She lost 20 pounds and overcame her intense dislike (do we say fear?) of flying to accomplish that dream. She rotated off the blog in February 2010, but still hangs out with 8 Women Dream.  You can find her in the comments section)

  • Veronica

    It sounds to me like you are harder on yourself then you need to be. You post was perfect, and I do hope for a more enjoyable weed for you this week.

  • Catherine, Site Admin

    I know what you mean. Brian had his first big science project, there was another football game, home needed a good cleaning, my mom over to dinner – and no time to work on A Week In The Life of A Redhead.

    I have several stories in my head, just need to sit down and write them. But like you, I did walk, work on the 8 Women Dream site, answered a butt-load of emails, connected with everyone on the team, wrote my weekly posts here and managed to meditate.

    We do what we can do.