As I look back on the month of October and where I stand with accomplishing the goals I made for myself I realize I am happy with the results. To see my October Goals, click here: October Goals.
I did make it under 150 lbs. Seriously! The scale said 149.8!!!! I jumped off to get my phone to take a picture but apparently the phone weighs 100 lbs… (I mean about half a pound.) GRRRRR! But YAH ME! AND I learned many things in the process, so I count that as a win.
As far as learning wordpress, I had intended to watch endless hours of videos and read every article that I could find. ( very unrealistic I know) Instead, I just continued to write and click buttons. I have learned a bit more about putting in a link, and how to move pictures around with word wrap. (not perfect still, but again a win) I have also met so many new people, and found a couple of blogs that I enjoy. So that’s a double win! 😛 But most of all I am having a blast, and stepping out of my comfort zone.
The final goal I had was working on my cross-stitch. I thought I would have finished the entire lower left corner that I had outlined in my picture. (HA HA, more than a little unrealistic) I actually did get a lot done on it though, considering everything else that has been going on.
As I sat looking at the chart deciding where to go next, I realized that there are so many “pieces of the puzzle”, that it didn’t really matter where I started, as long as I started and continued working on it. I had forgotten that focusing on the pattern helped me to FOCUS on something when my mind was doing it’s “blender thing”. So I’m gonna count that as a win too.
I think there is some unwritten self sabotaging law out there that says for everything you cross off your to do list, 5 more “to do’s” appear. I’m am determined not to let myself be burdened by that. I have a “General Goal” for November, and the rest of my life. Continue moving forward. Making small goals, and moving forward to accomplish those goals has given me a boost in my otherwise lacking self confidence. I need to work on Trusting myself and remembering that the only person I am in competition with is myself. Competition to try new things, and to be a better person than I was yesterday.