It took me six years of squinting before I finally saw the optometrist (I know, embarrassing). Personally, I’d rather see the dentist every day than have some stranger poke my eye. I don’t think anyone will ever understand how much I CAN’T STAND the optometrist, and this is why it took me six years to see one. When I finally made an appointment at Costco, I realized my vision hadn’t changed that much in six years (thank you awesome eye genes) and I left that day with a new set of contacts, and an updated prescription to order new glasses online. I am still shocked and amazed at how clear everything is when I can finally focus on the world around me! I had been living in a world full of fuzzy images, and this had become my new normal. Now I can see details in objects that are far away, and read signs in the distance as I drive. Coming to think of it, I’m probably a safer driver now…

Besides being able to see, I have the hardest time focusing on tasks at hand. This is the main reason it took me this long to get this blog post done, because I just couldn’t focus on sitting down and writing it up (even while writing this post about focus I was distracted by FaceBook, YouTube, and Instagram… ugh). I’ve recently resigned from my job so I can focus on a few other projects in my life (some of them pertaining to this blog, stay tuned). Now that I have all the time in the world, it seems that I am busy engaging in several commitments, and then not having the time to focus on what really needs to be done. With this being said I need to write down a schedule to help me keep on track (I’m a creature of habit).

For cyber Monday, I bought a 2017 wall calendar and agenda from Target, and I’ve already started scheduling out my days in the new year. I’m devoting specific days to writing blogs, taking photos, training for my marathon, cooking for the week, cleaning, learning to play guitar, and planning for future endeavors (I have big dreams!). Once I have it all written down, I’m pretty good at sticking to a schedule, and it helps me prioritize other non-urgent commitments. Now with everything I have going on during this season, I know I can only focus on one thing at a time. So even though you see a lot of activities listed above, I only give myself a certain amount of time to focus on each activity, then I have to move on to the next (well, everything except running, because who knows how long it will take me to run 20 miles… that could take me all day).

Please share ways that help you focus when you have a lot of tasks to complete and many distractions that can divert your attention (darn you social media), I can always use other tricks and tools to help organize my time (just got distracted by my dog, she’s so cute). One of my goals is to have a post released once a week (hopefully every Saturday), and as of right now I choose to focus on all of you who take the time to read my blog!

With love,