Why do you only have 28 days? It seems like yesterday when I was just writing my priorities for the month and now you're over. Why does it seem like time is a luxury I can't afford right now? Well, I'm not necessarily blaming you, or anyone. I don't like that attitude - blaming, or accusing. I have fully understood that I am and should be fully liable of myself and my behavior.
Looking back to the past 28 days, my priorities include 1. No yelling for 30 days. 2. Potty training. 3. Reiko's alphabet. 4. Three recipes for the month. 5. Fix the monthly budget.
Whew, I have 5 priorities! My daily habit for this month is still the yell-free challenge, and know what? It was a blast! I was successful for 30 straight days! And today is my 37th day as a yell-free parent. Isn't that amazing? At least I'm relieved. Potty training - oh wow, I'm not seeing any progress here but then again, I don't wanna pressure Reiko, I just want to take it easy and follow his own pace for now so no worries. Wink, wink.
On the other hand, I've been looking for several inspirations from Pinterest to create Reiko's alphabet wall. We did cut out the letters but they didn't look so nice, they were too boring and the wall looked so sad because the papers we used are white and the letters are black, not too appealing for kids. So here are some of the things I'm planning to do next.. these are what I got from Pinterest..
|Love this wall! :)|
|And this too, very creative!|
One thing I'm sad about is not achieving my goal of 3 recipes per month. Why, it seems like an elusive task, and I'm not even sure if elusive is the right word to describe it. My husband usually does the cooking but I help whenever I can and I really want to do it on my own. Where are my motivation and enthusiasm hiding? I need them, right here and now. Please.. And lastly, fixing our monthly budget had never been harder especially that my husband recently quit his job. Yes, he chose February to quit his job. I don't know if quitting sooner than later matters or what-not. But like what I said on my previous post, let bygones be bygones.
So.. I still continue to be the lead star in the movie of my life. February, you only had 28 days but a lot had happened. One of my bestest friends at work already left to work in his hometown. And it happened in a time when work is more toxic than ever. True friends -- are one of the few reasons why I'm still in my job now. Sad as it may seem, the show must go on.
"Remember that thinking and doing are two very different things. Success never comes to look for you while you wait around thinking about it. And if you wait until you're 100% ready to begin, you'll likely be waiting the rest of your life." - Marc and Angel Hack Life
Thank you February, you'll always be remembered. And March, I am so ready for you!!!