So, wanna hear what they are? First, I will be joining the challenge over at Mom's Toolbox to read throuh the Bible in 90 days! Huge, right?! I know! It feels slightly crazy but also like a fantastic way to start my year! Mom's Toolbox is offering a whole community of support and I think this act of discipline could really help shape my year.
So, how am I going to come up with all this extra time to digest 12 pages of scripture a day? Well, I'm glad you asked because that brings me to challenge number two- The Early Bird Challenge! Yup, it's just how it sounds- I am going to wake up earlier (gasp)! I know, I know- it's the bain of my existense really to even think about doing this (let alone make a public declaration of commitment to it), but after much consideration and prayer (the latter of which will definitely have to continue in large quantities in order for this to work) I have come to the realization that in order to get organized (and stay that way) and be successful in homeschooling R-Man, I MUST get up before my boys.
Here is what my challenge will officially entail:
I herby challenge myself to wake up each weekday (weekends, holidays and sick days excluded) between 6:00 and 7:00am, throughout the year of 2010.
This means that my first "official" challenge day will be January 4 since it is the first non-holiday, non-weekend day of the new year. It may sound simple to some, but this is a TREMENDOUS challenge for me and it is going to take everything in me to go to bed at a time that will allow me to be successful with this challenge, let alone the actual peeling myself out of bed at that hour part!
I will be blogging all about my journey to health, wealth and wisdom (that is what they say after all, isn't it?! Ya know- early to bed, early to rise and so on...), and hope you will enjoy the show! Although I am not actually creating a meme out of this challenge because I really am just doing it for mysef and my family, I would love to have company on this little quest for self-discipline. So, if you would like, please join me! We can commiserate and share our struggles, and the blessings the Lord provides as we seek to become the (reluctant) Early Bird!