When I had a big test to study for in college, I'd pack my books and go to the library where I'd choose the most private area I could find, spread out my notes in front of me and study until I could recite the pages of the textbook by heart.
When I became a mother, finding a private area to focus my thoughts became more difficult. A quick sit in my Adirondack chair on the back deck, a ride on the lawn mower, or a moment in my closet hanging clothes were my only choices.
But sometimes we need to focus.
I've been spinning in a few directions lately--not doing justice to any one area. Sort of like spreading the last of the peanut butter on a piece of bread and hoping more jelly will make it taste as good.
So I am making a choice this week. I've already picked out my spot. I've got a nice comfy chair with a waiting footstool next to my patio doors in my bedroom. And I've got a plan. One that will use the whole jar of peanut butter.
I plan to finish the rough draft of my book by the weekend. I plan to shut out all distractions and focus on the pages until I know where it is going by heart. It might be a lofty goal as I have well over 20,000 words to write but I think it's attainable with the right planning.
And if by some chance other choices prevail, I'll know at least I made the effort to choose and the spinning has finally stoppped.
Do you have focus in your life? Or are you spinning in all directions and not gettting anywhere fast? I hope you make some strong choices this week!