Have you ever set out to do something only to realize that it was going to be a lot harder than you thought? That's what happened to me on Sunday.
I set out to remove a couple of shrub roots from the front of my house. Mind you, I had ZERO experience with just about anything green. But my girls and I had picked out some Hydrangeas and I wanted to plant them.
The first stump came out pretty easily with just a pointed shovel and a saw (oh and a lot of muscle lol). The second one was a completely different story. I dug for what seemed like forever before I ever even hit a root. I was tired, hot, thirsty, frustrated and annoyed.
I persevered. I went back to YouTube for more guidance and I found a video of a man uprooting a small tree. I figured if he could remove the tree and its roots by hand with this method I should be able to get this little shrub root out.
I had to wait until the next day, but with my new tool in hand (and with a demonstration on how to use it from my hubby) I was ready to accomplish my goal. And I did. And it was worth it!
I set a goal. I was met with obstacles. I persevered. I achieved success. In the end it really is that simple. I hope that you find the strength to persevere, to overcome your obstacles and meet your goals.
I love reading. I always have. Recently my husband suggested that I read some "self-help" books as way to help me find myself. I was pretty resistant. I have read "self-help" books in the past and I really hadn't gotten much out of them. However like most people, I gave the books that my husband suggested more weight than all of the others. I think we all tend to have a more open mind to the books movies etc. that the people we love and respect suggest.
We have been married for almost 10 years and so he knows me pretty well, better than anyone else. He suggested that I read two books. The first book was Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield. The second book is titled Do the Work also written by Steven Pressfield. i am about halfway through the first book. It is definitely an interesting read. Unlike the "self-help" books I've read in the past I have actually gotten some good stuff out of this one and I am looking forward t the next book.
The only drawback about reading for me is the time it takes. As you may already know I have a full-time job, a husband, 3 children and a dog. So time to myself is not really something I have a lot of. I recently discovered Audible by Amazon. I love it! I didn;t think that I would because I don't like being read to. But Audible is different. I don't feel like I am being read to but I am getting all of the information from the book. I love that I can listen to a book during my commute to and from work. I can also listen in bed before I fall asleep, it's got a sleep timer so I don't have to worry about missing the whole book because I fall asleep. If you are interested in trying Audible click the link below and you can get 2 free books with your free trial, that's how I found out how awesome it is!