I've decided to blog weekly instead of daily. Initially, I wanted to maintain a weblog (blog) as a way to (1) create daily goals, (2) develop a daily routine and (3) increase personal accountability. Over the last 43 days I have achieved these goals and have learned to put these practices in place.
I am now slightly shifting goals. My new short term goal is to spend the next 21 days REFOCUSING on God's plan for my life through fasting, prayer and reflection. To do this, I am working with Inspirational Coach, Janis Modeste, and her Refocus 21 group of women to gain clarity and wisdom for 2018. I have also joined another Facebook group called Reading the Word: Conquering the Bible in 2018. Over 1000 women have committed to reading the Bible, reflecting on questions and holding each other up in prayer. Both of these groups allow me the opportunity to continue my morning devotional time with the Lord, and set my eyes on things above.
Also, since my responsibilities have increased over the past two months, I no longer have time to write a quality piece every day. I just started a new grad class with Nova Southeastern University. My client load has doubled, and I just rented my own office. I lead a biweekly #TEAMLEAF Sisters Circle on Dr. Caroline Leaf's book, Think & Eat Yourself Smart, and last but certainly not least, I am still working full-time as a School Counselor, and, in my spare time, I am a wife and mother.
I suppose this blog should have been titled, "SuperWoman Syndrome". The reality, however, is that I know I am not SuperWoman! While I do stretch myself too thin, I do not meet the other criteria for Superwoman Syndrome. I do not always put others first. I do not strive for perfectionism. I do not feel like a failure, or suffer from poor self-worth when unproductive, and I certainly am not perpetually unhappy. No. I'm just like many other working moms. I long to make a difference in this world. I love my family and friends. I care about my career and my clients. I allow myself the freedom to make mistakes. My self-worth is tied to my identity in Christ, and I feel joy far more often than I feel unhappiness.
Anyway, here we go...21 days of FASTING, JOURNALING, and PRAYER...I got my EYE ON IT!