Friday, February 22, 2013

my success.

It's Friday. We made it.

I have done a lot of thinking this week. It has lead me to do a lot of writing, and yet I still didn't come up with a complete post. Eh, what do you do.

Our little Bina baby doesn't sleep through the night. At this point I am thinking she may not figure it out for a very long time. I am tired, I get grouchy when I don't get my sleep, and I tend to lose all motivation.

One late-night feeding I started thinking about how people measure their success? Is it how much they workout? Is it how skinny they are? Is it how clean their house is? I am realizing I need to start measuring my success by all the small things. If I do it this way, I don't feel like such a failure.

My successful week...

I worked out 1 of the 5 days this week.
I cooked 2 out of the 5 days this week.
I had a play date with my friend Jerilee, and loved it.
I didn't start every day with a Coke, but can't remember how many days.
I gave the kids haircuts, and they don't look awful.
The kids cleaned their bedroom, even if I did have to go in the garbage bag.
I didn't eat the entire bag of candy in one day. Holla.
We took the kids to the Library, and it was fun.
We were productive with our tax return, instead of going on the vacation we are dreaming of.
I followed through when I had those little promptings I sometimes get.
The kids played in a fort I built for an entire afternoon without fighting.

It might not be what someone else thinks is success, but it is my success.

How do you measure your success?


kendahl said...

I measure success entirely based on how I feel I did or am doing. I've learned that over the years - I can't compare myself to anyone else. You had an amazingly successful week!

Emily said...

If my kids are still alive at the end of the day, I'm successful.

dust and kam said...

I haven't emailed you to bawl and complain over my crappy week. Even if it did take everythig i've got. ;)I call that a success.

I guess, however, telling you here kind of ruins my success. Oh well. I'll start again next week.

I am glad you had a successful week! I think you are amazing.

Jerilee E. said...

any time you want to start the day with a Coke, I am here for ya ;)... and the other days, too.
My success is measured differently each day. Today I am just glad that my kids have at least been fed.

Rudy Rukus said...

Sounds good to me. I measure my success by how many boxes of Girl Scout Cookies I can eat all by myself LOL

Vanessa said...

I have no idea how I measure my success, will have to think about that!

Tiffany said...

If my kids have been fed, their clothes are clean, and if I get a shower AND a workout in, in a day, that's success. And I celebrate everyday I go to school and don't say a swear word.