Thursday, January 06, 2011

Focus.

That's what January is all about for me. Focus.



In November and December, I'm not a good wife or mom. I know it.
They know it. And we're all okay with it. It's not that I don't want to be.
It's just that I only have so much to give, and in those months, every bit of me is given to my business.
It's part of our family income. It's a family business.
So everyone pitches in, they put up with me working endless hours, and we all know that when January comes we can refocus.

(The Baby thinks we need to get some pet deer and keep them in our barn.)


That's what's going on now. I'm taking time to breathe. Time to bake.
Time to exercise. Go for walks. Take a few photos. Read.
Take a nap. Clean house. Imagine. Create.
Just focus. And it feels so good.



How does your January feel? Energized? Scattered? Calm?

13 comments:

John and Elisa Seaba said...

tired and energized at the same time because i'm living in my running shoes trying to win the mileage challenge my family is doing!! :)

Jennifer G said...

I'm so far none of the above but my hope is to magically become energized and focused. :)

muddigrl39 said...

Amen to what Jennifer said....

Ang Butler said...

I have never thought about November and December as months with a lack of focus but now that you bring it to my attention I feel like that too, until the last two weeks in December. I am a teacher so I have two weeks for Christmas break. These times are mostly fill with family which is always crazy. So the last week I have been getting back to work and back in a routine this is not as relaxing for me, but it is more focused. Thanks for sharing. And I love the picture!

Country Dreaming said...

Home is calm.
School/work IS NOT one out of two isn't bad and I'd rather have home calm than vise versa.

Melinda

Learning Spanish at 41 said...

Feels like I want to hunker down at home and stay warm. It's rainy here and cold. Winter term started this week and Spanish class is going to be a challenge. Looking forward to a getaway at Disneyland at the end of the month--forecast says it will be 70 in Anaheim!

Zazu Ta said...

Your photos are amazing!
I'm glad in a way Christmas is over... although... I'm dreading V-day almost as much ;)

Steph said...

Energized! definately! Starting a new workout program will do that...& I'm praying the energy sticks around for February...and March...and every month after that! :)

Laura said...

honestly Beki?
My January feels lost.
I'd like to run away with those deer...

Lissa said...

I love that January gives us time to regroup and refocus after all of the hustle and bustle!

PaisleyJade said...

Amazing photos - especially the last one! I have felt scattered, stressed, relaxed - everything together!!

Jaime said...

energized...scattered....calm. Yes, all of the above! ;)

The Perfect Trio said...

lovin the sunset picture...gonna totally steal your idea!

melissa