Distraction, Distraction Everywhere

Random Tidbit: Wendy’s fries and I are no longer friends. We had a falling out. It’s to hard to talk about.

Ahhh, It’s Wednesday! When did that happen? I feel like I just woke up and it was Monday. Needless to say, this week has been full of stuff for our family. I also skipped my work out the last three days and that could be why the week feels out of whack.

When you throw a wrench into my routine I don’t always get over it. In fact, you could say it stalls me completely and I am left scrambling to find the pieces of my former plans. Am I the only one in this? I feel like I’m not. At least per my friends on Facebook. It takes me a while to get back into my swing. To find the motivation to bring the big picture back into my day to day. I have to reset my anchors and kind of build my day around those things. These anchors hold down a large tarp. They are spaced out and allow the tarp to billow up like a giant balloon. I am underneath the tarp and can see this big picture if I look up to the tarp. But when I don’t make sure to keep working on these goals, it’s like one of the ropes holding the tarp down has come undone from it’s anchor. And it’s easy to lose sight of that part of the picture. Sometimes there are a lot of distractions that keep me from tying down that part of the tarp and the sun and rain of life can wash away that part of the dream. Sometimes that happens for different reasons. Like it’s just not the right time for that particular dream or goal. Or maybe God wants me to go in a different direction than what I originally thought. But until I hear otherwise, I am going to keep tying my tarp ropes down so I can keep the big picture where I can see it.

What are you talking about, K? You may ask. I mean finding the two or three things that need to happen in a day so that I can have time to do what needs to be done for the home, family, marriage and still have time to work on the big goals I have to write and blog and become a better person.

Everyone has different goals, and therefore everyone has different anchors. For me, my anchors are working out, blogging and participating in a community Bible Study each semester. These help me keep a hold of my three big goals of being able to run a half marathon, building a web presence and maybe write a book and finally growing closer in my relationship with God. If I lose hold of these three things, than I often am left running from one fire to another just trying to keep things above water. Dave Ramsey and Jon Acuff both have great books that help you learn more about this. I would recommend them. The books are Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey and Quitter by Jon Acuff. When I am running around scrambling, that affects the day to day of life as well. Then everything is chaos and the crazy train comes into town.

So this week kind of got away from me. I skipped out on one of the anchors for my week and have been running around trying to tie the ropes back down so I don’t lose sight of the big picture. And here I am. Tying down the ropes and moving closer to the dream. Thanks for reading and the encouragement.



One thought on “Distraction, Distraction Everywhere

  1. […] honest. I wrote about sharing my story. Then I wrote a few posts about other things. Like church, distraction and God’s presence. Last night I had a conversation with some dear friends. These ladies […]

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