Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My Next Thing

This one is a biggie, and I've thought long and hard about committing to this publically. I'm not sure if it will be more or less difficult than Thing 4 was (go an entire day without getting frustrated), but I'm ready to put it out here in cyberspace, for everyone to see...

Thing 8: (gulp!!) Be a non-smoker

Notice that I didn't say "quit smoking," as I already know (from 13 years of unsuccessful attempts) that "quitting" is way too daunting for yours truly... so instead of "quitting" (which is way too hard), I'm going to make it "be a non-smoker." Semantics? Yes. But hey... whatever works.

Thing 4: Take 152

OK, so maybe not 152 tries... but it sure felt that way! However, I am THRILLED to announce that I can now officially cross Thing 4 (go an entire day without getting frustrated) off my list. Woo hoo!!

I'm actually really late in posting about this, as I haven't had time to blog in a few weeks. (Maybe "make time to blog more" should go on my list??) Anyway, I not only made it one entire day, but almost two entire days. Bonus!

I took a 2-day training class at work on July 17 and 18, and both days had to leave home before my 4-year-old was out of bed in order to get to the class on time. This surely was a huge contributor to my frustration level (or lack thereof), as rousing a sleepy 4-year-old, getting her dressed, hair brushed and ready for school before 7am usually sets us both off. Regardless, I made it all day on the 17th and until bedtime (hers!) on the 18th without getting frustrated. Mind you, it hasn't happened again since, but the goal was one day, so I'm crossing it off the list. Yeah!! :-)