Reminders of why I set goals.
Yesterday I made it through a long 14 hour day working as an election inspector. Given the relatively low-key proposals on the ballot, we still had a steady stream of voters. I was thankful because had we not, the day would have felt even longer! Every so often I’d look at the clock and think “I’ve now worked enough hours to pay our semi-annual garbage bill or the auto tags, etc.” When the clerk offered to let a few of us leave early, it was in knowing I was helping to jump start our sinking fund that I stayed put. I had a goal, and I was bound and determined to see it through, and I did!
Today I worked my very part time job for a few hours and then headed over to my seasonal job for yet a few more. Work is quickly winding down for the season and with it, so are my paychecks. While I’m a bit sad (okay, majorly sad!) to see an end to those paychecks, it isn’t the end of the world. I’ll now have more time to focus on other things. No time for a pity party. We still have a lot of debt to conquer, and I intend to keep doing whatever I can to keep whittling away at it.
Tomorrow is a new day, and my plan is to focus on my business. With all the craziness of my seasonal job, my company had taken a bit of a back seat. I’m looking forward to devoting entire days to work on building it. During the few spurts of downtime I had yesterday while working the elections, I started to read Business Boutique by Christy Wright. While I can’t give a complete review as I didn’t get too far into the book, what I have read so far is excellent. Having read less than 25 pages, it was a good reminder of just why I started my business. I also realized that I do have a fear of taking it to the next level. Crazy, but I felt as though she was speaking directly to me! Something tells me that once I finish the book I will very likely have an entirely new set of goals…and I can hardly wait to get busy accomplishing them!
Time for me to continue reading!