Follow Up on “I Still Struggle”

June 20, 2012 | By More

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I wrote a post last week about some of the things I still struggle with. I’m a firm believer that if you come across a problem or as Nate likes to say a challenge in your life and you’re not taking steps to fix that problem you have have no right to complain about it. One of my biggest pet peeves is someone complaining and going on and on about something going on in their life (that’s controllable) and not doing a damn thing about it. It really gets on my last nerve and to be honest I get sick of hearing about it. So, I’m going to practice what I preach.

I don’t have it all figured out but I’m starting to take steps to fix the struggles I’m having.

Cooking: I put together a family menu that hangs out right next to our stove. Each Sunday Nate and I are going to write down our weekly menu, this will help us with preparing for the week and not making last minute unhealthy decisions.

Breaks: After posting my struggles a couple other ladies felt the same way and we set up a time to all go out and have dinner. Last night we went to 300 East. It was great to actually have a full conversation without having to get up and chase Caden somewhere. We all enjoyed it so much we’re going to make it a monthly “thang”!

Jenny, Cindi, Brittany, Emily

Church: Nate and I had a great conversation on our way up to Asheville. We both would love to get back into the swing of going to church every Sunday, but right now it just may not work out. But what I didn’t realize is that being true to God isn’t necessarily about going to church. There are other things we can do until Church starts working out for us again. I downloaded this Bible app and set up daily devotionals and a couple plans for myself. I get an email everyday that I read, think about and keep in mind the rest of the day. It’s an easy way to incorporate God in our everyday lives. I’m still looking forward to church but until we can figure that out, I’m really enjoying this.

 

Like I said before I don’t have it all figured out but I really do feel like I’m moving in the right direction!

Do you have any secrets on staying on track with your goals?

How many times do you “re-evaluate” yourself?

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  1. Good for you. Look at that speedy progress. Keep it up! :)

  2. Melissa K says:

    I always find that it’s easier when I menu plan, yet I almost never do it. I really need to make it more of a habit.

    I told you church isn’t working for us right now either. We were going to go on Father’s Day, but it didn’t happen, and now we have 8 weeks of swim lessons for L Sunday mornings. I think our congregation hates us lol. We’ve gone maybe 5 times since L was born. I like the idea of a Bible app or email so you’re still getting something.

  3. I’ve been a mom for 8 years and there are still things I struggle with! I’ll get a great plan in place and it will work for a while, then our schedule will change and that plan will no longer work- whether it’s for meals, bedtime routines, date nights…. It’s a tough balancing act raising a family. The most important thing I have learned over the year is to be flexible and go with the flow. And have Mommy friends you can commiserate with!:-)

    • Susan says:

      I bet, I feel that way already, I was hoping that I could stick to a plan just for a little while. Sounds like that won’t be the plan :)