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Bumps in the Road…

So not to long ago I decided that anytime I needed to put the blog on second place standing that I would because family is more important.  This weekend was one of those times.  I had been sick this week off and on with some flu/cold thing and I was so swamped with the yard sale and getting everything done so the blog got pushed back and pushed back and pushed back.  I decided that I needed to get everything ready before continuing on with the blog so I could just focus on the blog and not have to take time off again.

So I did just that and I now have a huge to do list to be getting through so I will be doing that this week.  I have decided to get my life more organized and me being sick and my daughter also getting sick has put bumps in this road. It got me thinking about our finances and my desire to live debt free and to get our grocery budget under control and I realized that this is just life in all areas of my life. I seem to make huge leaps and bounds forward and then a few bumps happen with something breaking or something costing more then you thought it would and you are back to the starting line again.

But really are you all the way back? I don’t think so. I think you are further then you see at first. There are a couple reasons for this, first you have been there before so you know wt to do to get back. Second, I don’t think you could ever go all the way back. When you start on a journey and have some bumps I think you still go forward, you just take a little longer to get over the bump because you have to slow down and be careful as you go.

When you think of these bumps in this way it isn’t so discouraging. You can see a light at the end of the tunnel even though you have a long list of things and possibly a long wait before they are all done. So this is how I am trying to view this last weekend. while I have had a few bumps at home with organization and getting things done, I am still moving forward and what I did before isn’t erased, it is just covered up until I get down the list. 😉

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  1. I totally relate to this post! When I was sick a few weeks back, everything that I was doing, or wanted to do, got shoved aside. It is only now that I am sort of getting back on track. You are right in that the bumps just slow us down, but eventually we'll get the job done.

    Just don't push yourself too hard; you don't want to get sick again! 🙂

  2. Love this post, Melissa. Life is an adventure…a journey…a huge marvelous classroom. We experience, we learn, we adjust, we keep moving forward.

    Celebrate the insight you've gained!
    Enjoy the journey!

  3. Thanks Ladies. I made small progress again today, but I did get to cross a few things off my list. hope to get a few more done tomorrow!