Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Evaluate Your Life Day

October 19th is National Evaluate Your Life Day, or so it says online. I'm curious who makes up all these crazy, non-official holidays. Even more so, I'm bummed I missed National Chocolate Cupcake Day yesterday. Now that's important stuff! I'll just have to be happy with the cup of Trader Joe's chocolate tea I had last night -- sigh. Evaluate your life, huh? So, what does that mean? I guess it means we should take a look at our lives and reflect what's happened, where it has been, and where we want it to go.

For me, my two main concerns, besides my children, are my weight and writing. I'm working on these at the moment. I've lost 10 pounds this month following a low sugar/low carb diet, so I'm pretty happy about that. I wish it were more, but like Rick said, it took me 11 years to put on the extra weight, so it would be dumb to think I could take it off in a month. I've lost it before and gone down to less than my high school weight, so I know I can do it again. I suppose it was a good thing National Chocolate Cupcake Day skipped by me, huh?

As for my writing -- I am pleased to say I finally did my synopsis! I'm not sure why it took me so long to get it done, but once I started writing it was easy. I've been tweeking it here and there, but for the most part, it's DONE! Now I can start submitting it, so I'm very happy about that. This is for my middle grade novel titled, Encroached.

So, as far as evaluating my life, that's about it. I'm pretty happy everywhere else, including my marriage, my family, my faith, my homeschooling efforts, etc. The only thing that would make our lives easier would be more money, just to take some of the stress off. How about you? If you were to evaluate your life, would you be pretty happy with it or would there be a lot of changes you'd like to make?


  1. Whoo-HOO!!! 10 pounds is fantastic!

    Sounds like you and I are working on the same things :)

  2. 10 pounds is amazing!

    I'd like to be more patient with my kids and also to do a little something in the way of working out. My fitness is sadly lacking.

  3. wow! good for you on both fronts! Sounds like you are rippin'!
    I'm struggling with the exact two things you are! You've inspired me.

  4. I wish my novel were closer to done, but it's coming. Our kids are doing well, and if they're good, I'm good. Really, life is great.

  5. Congrats on the synopsis and the weight! I'm lucky--I only get to struggle with writing.

  6. I gained 10 pounds back.Wah. At least I missed national cupcake day too.

  7. Hooray for tackling the dreaded synopsis! Those are **evil**.

    And how did I miss National Chocolate Cupcake Day????

    Enjoy your weekend!

  8. So happy for you...and you completed your synopsis! :)

    I wish I could say that I was happy in my life, but I'm not. I need SOMETHING in my life right now and so worried that I never will. There is a man I truly love in my life but he can't seem to make his mind up and it's hurting me far more than I think he realizes. Ugh.

  9. Congrats on the 10 lbs!!

    There are a lot of things I would change in my life right now, but my marriage, my kids and family are good!