Posted by: Judy | October 19, 2012

Chapter 20 review…

Commitment is still a horrible struggle for me and yet not. I have deadlines for work I meet without fail. If I miss one it isn’t because I dawdled. It is because I had the wrong date in my head. I have commitments for eight books. One is published. One is done but for final publication. Another is due at the end of this month. I agonize over each one because I want it to be the best I can possibly make it before I send it to the editor for tweaking.

Then there is the commitment to my physical health. Hmmm… not so good there. Oh. Did you see what I did? I didn’t edit this because I needed to see what I’d done. I wrote “the commitment.” I haven’t claimed it as mine yet. Maybe I need to put that on my list of things to do.

As I wrote in the chapter, I frequently don’t make a commitment unless I believe I will keep it. I don’t always succeed. Life happens. Even so, I’m not entirely committed to my health and now I’m able to admit it… next week, I’ll be talking about this because a couple of bloggers have hit a huge hot button in that regard.


  1. I totally hear you, and also struggle. Suspect I am very ADD and easily scattered.

    • If it isn’t hard enough, the body has it’s own agenda. 🙂 Of course, then there are people, like Ty Pennington, who figure out a way to make it an asset. I want to learn how to do that.

      • I have a very demanding family on top of my own challenges, so another excuse here.

        • Sometimes, any excuse will do and family can be as good as any. Hmmm… hadn’t thought of it quite that way… no, this has to do with the blog I’m posting Tuesday on food. NM and EF criticize me about my weight and then sabotage my eating.

          • Let’s drown our sorrows in chocolate.

            • I am so in! 🙂

  2. I realized that for me it is not a lack of knowledge, I know what I need to do. I am still trying to work out why I sabotage myself. I am trying to work through the answer for me on my blog. Commitment is the goal but what hurdles have I placed in my way? Thanks for keeping this at the forefront of my thinking. 🙂

    • Me, too! Need to figure out my sabotage techniques. 😛

  3. We are all only human, and will never be 100% perfect in this life… remember to be kind to yourself ! Gentle reminder.) (((((Judy))))) 🙂

    • (((((Mary))))) Thanks for reminding me. 🙂

  4. I enjoy wandering through your space…makes me smile, pause, and think
    for your energy is so real, you teach through your words….
    Thank you for being you….
    Take care…

    • Thank you, ladyblue.

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