Wednesday, July 26, 2017

What I Need to Succeed

I got some new plants recently and they had tags on them that said:

"What I Need to Succeed"

followed by a short list of all the things I needed to do to care for them.

It got me thinking.

What do I need to succeed??


I used to think that I needed to be teaching/working outside the home to feel successful.

I've learned that isn't true.

I was an elementary school teacher for 9 years and have been a stay at home mom for 4 years.  I've had to change and adapt over the years to be my best self.  I feel perfectly successful teaching my young children as a stay at home mom and don't require a classroom to succeed.

I came up with a list of 10 things that I need to succeed right now in my current stage of life:

1. Alone time at night to get work done

2. Healthy eating to balance out my love for baking

3. A mix of quiet days at home and busy days with friends

4. Routines & regular activities to do with the kids each week (story time, science class, etc).  There's nothing I love more than planning out our weeks and making lists.

5. An organized house

6. A helpful husband who is home for dinner, happy to work with me, has a flexible schedule and is always there for us when we need him.

7. Creative projects - decorating, gardening, blogging or making of any kind.

8. Family time.  Just the 4 of us as well as time with our families.

9. Adult friends.

10. Adventure.  Trips, new experiences, new hobbies, etc.


What are some things that you need to succeed??

6 comments:

  1. This is so fun! I need so many of those same things. It's all about balance. Ha ha!

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  2. Such a sweet post Whitney. I think my list would look a whole lot like yours. One of my big ones is my gym time. I didn't really start doing that until my kids were 2.5 & 5 but it has really made the difference for me over the past 4 years.

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  3. What a great list! I need most of those things, as well! Sometimes its a struggle being a SAHM and feeling "successful" in this world! I often times felt like I lost my "identity"!
    Hope you have a great Wednesday!

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  4. What fun! I love lists like this. I think mine would be a lot like yours - maybe I'd also add, Mexican food, quoetntime with Jon at the end of the day, blog reading time in the morning ;) and exercise :-)

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  5. Such a sweet post! I think it's important to have a balance of needs/wants in life. Sometimes you need to treat yourself to things to keep your sanity. lol

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  6. I am so much like you! It's almost comical. I just need the "simple" things of life to make me happy. And when I'm happy I am much more successful in all aspects of life.

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