Healthy Writer's Club: When things don't go according to plan

Dec 14, 2012

So. Hi. Ahem.

I have nothing to report on the Healthy Writer's Club this week.

My goal of running a half-marathon in the spring is basically...not gonna happen. I'll most likely be pushing it back until fall. All my glorious plans have tanked. See, I didn't plan on several weeks of sickness. Or a surprise vacation. Or a baby that is five months old and STILL won't sleep more than 3-4 hours at a time. Thus, there are whole weeks where I haven't been able to run as much as I've wanted (or at all, like this week).

The perfectionist in me screams that I'm FAILING, but I'm doing my best to chant the mantra, "Plans change. It's okay. You're doing your best."

In fact, plans have changed quite a bit around my neck of the woods. As of last week, we made a sudden decision to move. At the end of the month. It's a good decision, but it's sure thrown a lot of things for a loop. Both writing and exercise are kind of on the back burner for the rest of the month.

And that's okay. Christmas is coming. So is life in a bigger apartment (with a SEPARATE ROOM for the baby. And a DISHWASHER. I'm dying.). Lots of great stuff is afoot. Plans have changed, but change doesn't mean fail. In fact, sometimes change can be what we need to succeed. It doesn't matter I have to push back my half-marathon by several months. I can still run it. It doesn't matter I have to put a hold on writing for a few weeks. It'll refresh me and get me into a stronger groove. In the end, it can be exciting when things don't go according to plan.

So, my friends, plans change. It's okay. You're doing your best. How do you cope when plans change? I'll see you all in January-- what with the move and the holidays, I don't expect I'll have much blogging time until then! Hope you all have a merry Christmas and wonderful holiday season!

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