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Do I need motivation or advice?


Thursday, March 07, 2013

That's today's question. I think I answered it yesterday in regard to motivation: Right now the daily blogging & feedback are helping to maintain my motivation, but long term I want to internalize my motivation so that a good bedtime becomes just a normal part of self-care for me. The word "faithful," which struck a chord for me & for a couple of friends, will help me with that. (I like it about 100 times better than "dutiful," emoticon though duty has its place.)

As for advice, it's always welcome, but right now there's no specific issue I'm craving advice on.

Last night I didn't do quite so well: I got home close to 10 (after seeing a really great Spanish comedy & then enjoying conversation over a light supper with a Colombian friend) & realized that I needed to catch up on leaving feedback as well as track on the team thread. It all took enough time that my bedtime ended up being 11:10. Still, that's SO much better than between 11:30 & midnight as it often had been in recent weeks. This morning I was able to get up & get in some good cardio for a little over half an hour, yay!

Tonight I have two pleasant tasks (besides blogging here & commenting on one or two more friends' blogs): signing all the papers for my condo refinancing & packing for my weekend trip to St. Louis! If the appraisal comes in as it should, I'll be getting a 15-year mortgage with an effective interest rate of 3.015%. (I've never been sure why there are two different rates--the other one is 2.875%, I think.) I'm super-happy about that. And March 11 will be my Bea's second birthday, so my trip is to celebrate! SUPER happiness there too!

And I think I can still make it to bed before 11!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RAINBOWCHOC 3/8/2013 4:30AM

    good luck!

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DONNACFIT 3/7/2013 11:19PM

    Great blog...good luck getting to bed on time...you are doing great..keep up the good work :)

Go Starfish!!

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 3/7/2013 10:48PM

    Way to go... 11:10 is pretty good considering you we're out so late!

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 3/7/2013 10:37PM

    Happy that 'things' are falling into place for you. Congratulations on having your refinancing for your condo done. Enjoy your celebration with Bea. Sounds like lots of things to be happy about this weekend.

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SHANSHE 3/7/2013 10:26PM

    Sorry i got so far behind on your blogs and to see that you are blogging daily puts me even MORE behind! Glad to hear things are looking good for you and that you are working on bedtime!
Hugs, my friend!
Shan

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BEATLETOT 3/7/2013 9:54PM

    Indeed, we have lots of time before 11! I am so happy for you! Congrats on the refi.

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TEXASTITCHER 3/7/2013 9:44PM

    Congratulations on your new condo. I'm glad you enjoy blogging (I don't). Keep up the good work

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