ROW80 check-in #53 Laughter and a Promise

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What would you do if you opened your front door on a Sunday afternoon and found your two best friends who you haven’t seen in over a year?

I’ll tell you what I’d do, because I did it last Sunday. I screamed, I hugged, and then I started to cry. Some surprises are down right fabulous. Last weekend I survived celebrated another birthday and my prince of a husband contacted my two besties and asked for something he knew I wanted. They both live a couple hours away and I hardly ever get to see them. It was one of the best days ever. We talked and laughed for over five hours. We reminisced about our crazy teenage years, experiences we’ve shared and missed over the years, and we supported each other.

Those two girls have my back and I know they always will no matter what. Not much can lift your spirits than knowing something like that for certain. I’ve made some good friends through the years and many of them I’ve met over the past year since starting this blog. Thank you for being here, I appreciate each of you.

When I started this journey I set many goals for myself. We all know anything worth fighting for is worth waiting for. There is no better time to remind yourself of that than when you come up against a hurdle or when you get knocked down. I’ve come a long way in the past year, but I have many hurdles and hoops to go.

The next hurdle I come to, I’m going to remember my two friends, remember how they have my back. I’ll keep picking myself up and I’ll keep going. At each hurdle I’ll take the time to figure out if what I’m doing is still putting me in the path towards my goals. If not, I’ll change my path, but I’ll keep going. This is my promise to me, my birthday gift to me.

Have you had a happy surprise recently? How do you push past hurdles put in your path? Have you made a promise to yourself lately?

The Goalsweek-9 results

  • Spend at least 1-hour a day with my characters- done.
  • Daily progress in writing craft, word count, editing, and/or plotting- done. I finished the sixth Lecture in my Margie Packet. I finished editing my WIP and sent it to the CP. I also got a WIP I haven’t finished loaded into Scrivener, I’m hoping to finally figure out the end.
  • Workout a minimum of three times a week and round it out with plenty of water, sleep and my calorie limit- DONE.
  • Daily Nia study (i.e. studying the song/movement structure)- kind of done. This week I enjoyed new movement and got lost in the joy of dancing in my bodies way. WEEK 10 PRIORITY
  • Stay on top of my co-op preschool Treasurer responsibilities- done. I finished some additional reporting this week and attended a parent meeting. Finally an easier week.
  • Organize something in the house each week- done. My parents came up this weekend. While I organized my work space (the dining room table) in preparation for their arrival, I had an idea for how to better organize the paperwork I keep around me. I’m looking forward to making some simple purchases that will neaten my workspace and make it easier to clear the space when needed. I also cleaned out my frig, gave it a good scrub. So nice when you can see all the yummies.

What you might have missed here this week:

Blitz Party for Storm Dancer by Rayne Hall

Spotlight on Leave Taking by Angelica Dawson in Serviced: Volume 1 <– see Angelica’s blog for details on their Giveaway

6 thoughts on “ROW80 check-in #53 Laughter and a Promise

  1. Looks like you are doing really well achieving your goals. Wasn’t it great to spend time with friends from the past? I get together a few times a year with some women I worked with 15 years ago and it is always like we have never been apart.
    Best of luck in the coming week.

  2. What a fabulous surprise! Happy birthday to you.

    Keeping my work space organized is an ongoing challenge! Let me know if you find the secret. You had a lovely week. So glad you got your WIP to the CP. I’m sure that felt great! Hope you have another terrific week!

  3. Yeah for finishing the editing! And what a lovely surprise from your husband and friends… 🙂 Sometimes a little support is all we need to carry on, isn’t it? Hope you have a great writing week!

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