Netflix is the devil. And toddlers are his spawn.
Okay. Not really. I tried to blame my lack of productivity on everything and everyone except me.
I think I suffer from A.D.D.
This week, I got severely sidetracked by old seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. They’re all on Netflix. Did you know that?! They’re just right there. On demand. And they’re so good, I could hardly turn away.
Enter the toddler: She cute. She’s playful. She’s needy. And she’s here every other week.
Needless to say, I did not meet my goal this week.
My goal is simple: Write everyday, a minimum of 250 words per day.
I did get some writing in this week but I did not write everyday. Here’s a snapshot:
Monday – 25 words
Wednesday – 78 words (and no ROW80 check in)
Friday – 130 words
Saturday – 1382 words
My weekly word count so far is 1615 words. That’s pretty good given my weekly minimum word count is 1750 words.
My week is Monday – Sunday so I still have today to add to the weekly total. However, my focus is not only to complete my project and meet my word count but also get into the habit of writing daily. I clearly have to re-evaluate some things and pull my own reigns in tighter during “toddler week.”
I also have only been to the gym three days this week. I am feeling bad about missing my workouts but I’ve been working hard not to beat myself up about it and/or fall back into my old habits: horrible foods and zero exercise.
I thought about this all week: How do parents of multiples and/or toddlers get any writing completed? She wants all of my attention (even when others are around) and I have to participate in every activity with her. Where’s the independence? (LOL. Joking.) Remember, my son will be 21 years old in March. So I’m waaaaay past this stage.
I know what I’ll do during the weeks she isn’t here. I’ll write everyday. But I have not figured out how to tweak my schedule during the weeks she is here.
Any suggestions? I have a week to get it together….
Look at this face. This is what I’m up against.