This was a straight up crazy week for me. I don’t know if you remember a post I wrote called Creating a Schedule That Makes You Happy. The concept of having a “time budget” was really put the test this week in my life.
My 24 hours were so full that the things I usually get done in a day were getting pushed out. The week started with me helping out at my church for a Preschool VBS. Something you probably don’t know about me is that I love being on stage in front of large groups of people and I love improv.
That doesn’t mean I’m in an improv group or anything, I just enjoy it when I get the chance to use it when I help on stage at my church in children’s or youth ministry. Typically I play really wacky characters and have a ton of fun doing it. I have to say that though that wearing winter gear in Atlanta in July isn’t the most comfortable costume in the world.
Day 1 felt a little rocky as we got in the groove of the camp and then on Day 2, I chipped a tooth during my 1 hour rush hour commute. You can read about that here.
Day 3 ended well for me because when I got home my August issue of All You Magazine was in and I couldn’t wait to find my picture & snippet about starting a community garden inside (Page 80). I’ve been a fan of the magazine for over a year now and I was so excited to get to be a part of the community of people who contributed to the August issue. If you are a frugal loving lady you should really consider subscribing to the magazine because it’s a fun and useful read every month.
Then by the 4th day my house was LITERALLY a disaster zone. This is coming from a mom with a pretty high tolerance. We had to get up at 6am to get out the door by 7am to get to camp by 8am and we did that for 5 days in a row. By the time my preschooler was in bed at night I was TOAST! I really wanted to be writing but I knew that my house being in chaos was a major problem for everyone so I had to prioritize.
So I chose to clean.
I didn’t watch TV or read a novel or workout or go to the pool. I just cleaned up.
Because you don’t have all the time in the world, sometimes you have to make trades.
Big Dreams = Big Pressure
Next week I’m heading off to the SheSpeaks Conference. The conference has been in the back of my mind during the last five days because I’m going to be sitting down face to face with acquisition editors from 2 major Christian publishers. Talk about pressure! I’ve got to get my book proposals ready and prep myself to sit down at a table with people I’ve dreamed of sitting down with since I was a little girl.
The book proposals have been hard. I think it’s because I feel like they’ve got to be super amazing! All the while my mind thinks that I’m not good enough or the idea isn’t good enough. It makes me want to go do something else productive but I know they have to be done. So I just keep going.
Frankly, I’m not concerned about the outcome because ultimately I know that God will only give me what he knows I can handle. So whatever happens, I’m going to give it my all, work hard and do my best. The rest is out of my hands! I’m genuinely just thankful I’m getting the chance! If you think of me next Friday, please say a quick prayer for me to have peace and for God to help me not talk too fast during any of my presentations or practice talks.
I’m positive it will be a nice refreshing weekend for my mind and spirit. I’m also excited to get to talk to some real life adults for a few days face to face. If I get to meet Lisa Turkeurst that would be pretty amazing too!
So that was a quick behind the scenes look at my life this week. Next week I’ll be checking in from SheSpeaks and giving you a look at my week. Wish I could write more but I have to get back to polishing up the proposals! Have a nice weekend!
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