I'm so behind in what I want to blog, it's a little overwhelming. Suffice it to say we were without power for a few days--which is a story for the next blog.
However, since it's been so long since I posted, I wanted to share an idea I sent out over the ACFW loop. They asked what we were going to differently with our business plans:
One of the things I've begun to realize--and this is a duh!--is that I can't be everything I want to be. I've done a consistently good job of setting goals and making them in my writing life. Let me tell you, signing a contract definitely keeps that a high priority for me. On the house/family side of things, well ...
So here's what I came up with for next year. And it's husband approved! Each week, my husband will give a numbered rating of 1-3 to the following categories:
This will change on a week-to-week basis. Some weeks, he might come home to a spotless house, but an unshowered wife. Other weeks, we may play tons of family games, while the carpets collect fuzz. It should act as a barometer of what he needs the most.
I plan to focus on the highest priority areas first, but there will be weeks I CAN keep it all together. :-) Hopefully, this will maximize my minimal time, making a home he and the kids want to come to, without sacrificing any writing time. And leave me guilt-free because I'm not trying to live up to my expectations, but to his. Which, thankfully, are lower. ;-)