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C'est la Vie: Making Progress

Or not. I've been thinking tonight about how much "Mom In Progress" really does define who I am. I know I have not and will not ever arrive. I have been making progress in forcing myself to rise early in the morning to have some time to myself before the kids rouse... it's been a little over a month and if it weren't for a hot pot of coffee, I'd have thrown in the towel on day two. (Yes, the entire pot is for me.)

On the other hand, as my husband so lovingly reminded me tonight, my attempts at running every day are running away (at least something's running). That lasted for about 10 days and I it's been almost a week since I did my last jog. It's not looking good for starting up again.

It's good to have goals and it's good to push yourself to do and try new things. Maybe it's not even "new" things so much as those things that will make you a better mom. Sure I love to sleep, but I'm finding that an hour to myself before kids rise - THAT I love even more. And THAT gives me the boost I need to have patience for the rest of the day. Do you like to try different things? Do you want to be a better mom? Me too. And I think these things go hand-in-hand.

When I take some time for myself, I can breath easier... I can laugh harder. When I try something new, I find a renewed excitement for life. I know summer isn't typically the season that makes us think about change (unless of course you're still worried about what you look like in a swim suit), but it's as good a time as any.

Have you been thinking about trying something new? Do you need to change a habit? If you've succeeded in the past, share your wisdom!

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