Broken arms, football games and bad internet connections.

Last Update: October 06, 2014

I try to devote as much time as I can to WA. I try to treat it as though I were taking classes at a school and working outside the home. This is real school and a real job to me. Unfortunately some people think that because I don't have a job outside the home that I am just sitting around eating bon bons all day. We know this couldn't be farther from the truth.

Last week my friend broke her wrist and needed help. Since I am home she asked me to help and I was glad I was able to help. So for 2 days it was Doctor visits, getting prescriptions filled and making sure she had food and was comfortable. Saturday in the fall is football Saturday so that was filled with breakfast out with my husband, haircut for him and grocery shopping for the game.Then home to fix food and soon our home was filled with loved ones for a great game. It was a good day but no time for Wa. By Sunday I had a bad case of the guilts for not contributing to my site or taking any classes on here. I was very anxious to get back and wouldn't you know it but our internet was on the fritz! I would log on then at random times it would go out.

I guess the point I am trying to make is that life happens daily and some things can't be helped. I know my friend didn't want to brake any bones and being surrounded by people you love is a good thing.And it is Great when your team wins! So I will be working on WA even harder this week but I will be available if anyone needs me.

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dhayman Premium
Life is the stuff that happens while you try to reach your goals. You're doing just fine.

zora2 Premium
I understand perfectly Lyndi. Life happens and things can't be helped. there is no way we can do everything. There are not enough hours in the day. After all, we have to sleep.
To tell you the truth, yesterday I hardly had time to interact here, because I had a good day spending it with my husband and friends. Today I will try to interact but I am quite sure I will have to delete quite a few emails without reading them. Sorry all.
Blessings to you, your family and your friend.
AZechinato Premium
Lyndi5, boy do I know what you mean! I am retired and try to work daily on WA and my site. I have a couple of friends who are home during the day as well and they like to do things like go to the beach and hang out. I have had to be honest and tell them that WA is my priority and I skip the beach.

However, one of them just stops by whenever and that takes up a couple hours and afterwards I am not motivated. That happened yesterday. So, I went back to work last night and wouldn't you know something happened and my WP was shut down by hosting. Needless to say, didn't finish my blog and so it continues today......Trying not to feel guilty for saying NO.

I know family and friends are important, but all I WANT to do is work on my lessons and my site. It's a good thing my hubby understands.
CarlaIves Premium
When I first started working at home about 20 years ago, it was exactly like that. If I heard one more, "Well, I wouldn't ask but you don't have a REAL job anymore, so. . . . " I was gonna kill something!!! Everybody would call me all day long asking for favors, rides, you name it. They told me I could work late at night, right? Gee, whoda thunk? Finally, I had to start saying no, which was very difficult for me back then. I stopped answering my phone and put a business message about my work hours on it. People got pissed. I had to survive. It took a long time to get them to stop and then stop making snide remarks about me not wanting to help anymore. My kids needed to eat! Yes, you have a REAL job and, yes, these are real courses. Be nice, but please don't let yourself be walked on. I know exactly what you're going through!
Satauren Premium
Life does have a way of disrupting our best plans. It is just as important to be there for friends and family as it is to learn and work towards your goals. Don't "beat yourself up" when plans have to change to fit circumstances. Remember, the tree that bends doesn't break easily and keep on with steady progress.
Best of luck!