And it is much too early for me to be saying that! YIKES!!! We've got the wind really blowing and periods of rain and/or snow. Right now it happens to be a light rain. I am chilled to the bone! I started a new bible study this morning and the host had a fire going in the fireplace when I got there. It definitely did not feel like September!
Now that "fall" is in full swing for me, I am getting ready to sit down with my calendar and my scheduling kit. One of the mistakes I've made in the past when attempting to schedule myself is making the schedule before really understanding what my time commitments really entail. That leads to frustration and can also lead to dumping the schedule all together. The fact is, a schedule is something that really needs to have built in flexibility and needs to be re-evaluated and changed often. Because I have had times in my life where I have successfully followed a schedule, and fully understand the benefits, I am drawn back to that. It is something you really have to work at though.
My house is a wreck. I need to get on a schedule so that I can do the things I want to do without neglecting the things I need to do. I recently rediscovered my local library and can easily get lost between the pages of books to the detriment of my family...
Long ago I heard, read or saw a demonstration where a person had rocks of differing sizes. The rocks represented projects or responsibilities that required different amounts of time. Sand represented the everyday stuff like cleaning, cooking and laundry. When all the sand was put into the jar first the rocks didn't all fit. When the rocks were put in the jar first the sand fell around the rocks and everything was able to fit into the jar. It was a good picture for me to illustrate how it is easy to let all those little responsibilities crowd out the time for other things.
It is time for me to get back on track.