There’s Always Next Weekend

A year from now, you will wish you had started today.”

– Author and journalist, Karen Lamb

I don’t know who Karen Lamb is, but she is absolutely right. A year from now, I will have wished I started on my book and gone to the gym. If I started this time last year, I would be well on my way to a first draft and a bikini body by now. But alas, that didn’t happen.

Seriously, what the hell am I waiting for?! I had plenty of time this weekend to take an exercise class or do a little research. Not that I was sitting around doing nothing.

Hey, here’s something. I cleaned out my kitchen pantry today. I felt productive, and the pantry looks so neat and organized. But I know it’s an exercise in futility because I can almost guarantee the cereal boxes will be wide open again next weekend with stale Cheerios inside.

And, did a few loads of laundry, so we all have underwear this week.

Cool.

(Cue the eye roll)

You guys, weekends are supposed to be relaxing and maybe even fulfilling. I did chores on the weekend when I was a teenager. Why am I still doing them now? I have teenagers of my own for G-d sake. It’s their turn!

Ok, time to get motivated. So, I’ll end with this quote from another author–who I also never heard of before 😊

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals, and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.
     – Les Brown

 

3 comments on There’s Always Next Weekend

  1. Doug
    January 12, 2020 at 10:11 pm (7 months ago)

    Where are you meeting all of these brilliant people that you have never heard of before?

    Reply
  2. Paul Taubman
    January 12, 2020 at 11:10 pm (7 months ago)

    There’s a popular Chinese proverb (one of my favorites) that says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” The same thing that you are saying!

    Reply
  3. Alice Gerard
    January 12, 2020 at 11:35 pm (7 months ago)

    I like that. Charge after them (your goals) in an unstoppable manner! Oh, and I am trying to write a book… and lose weight, too!!! You’re not alone!

    Reply

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