Early to Rise Challenge!

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Yay! I have no idea how long can I keep up with blogging, let alone keeping up with this challenge. I’ll say that this is my first average yet radical challenge/goal here. 

I was so glad when Crystal over at MoneySavingMom set out this challenge. It had been one of my new years resolution for 2013. Though I have been making pretty good progress with my other resolutions, this one had slip through the crack (due to nursing baby and other lame excuses…) I actually thought few days ago before reading Crystal’s challenge that I could use some encouragement and boost to get this resolution going…. Then, God answered my prayer! 

I have heard so many women and books raved about how productive you can be when you get up early and get your morning routine done before the kiddos are awake and before our minds get distracted by a million things around the house. However, it is just NOT easy for me to do! 

No matter how hard it is to me or how my circumstances could hinder my goal, I want to pursue this average goal radically! By the end of the month, I’d like to get up consistently at 6am. 

Today, I actually didn’t do so hot – got up around 7:14am with my 1st born and was dragging myself until 9am.  I know… bad start… Yet, I will not lose heart! I’ll try again next Monday… and Tuesday if I fail on Monday… and again and again….

Radically Average?

Before I met Jesus, I always aspired to be a successful business woman – climbing the corporate ladder, making big money, dressing fashionably… etc. Then, God poured out His radical love on this “ambitious” little girl who was ready to take on the world. First, He showed me how deeply sinful I really am… that all my righteous rags are like filthy rags to Him. Then, He told me that He loves me even though I am absolutely sinful, and He already took those sins away when He died on the cross.

Now 6 years later, I am still radically loved by my Savior, but also radically loved by my husband (whom I absolutely don’t deserve.) I have two beautiful little girls… Yet, sometimes my calling is not so radical as it seems… I am not climbing the corporate ladder, but rather I climb my step stool trying to put things away up high. I am not making big money per se, but rather trying out different money pinching ideas through grocery shopping and meal planning. I no longer dress fashionably, instead I make sure my babies are dressed somewhat clean and have not peed or pooped through their outfits. In the midst of all my responsibilities, my calling seem so average and sometimes even mundane.

Well, is that really average? Is that really mundane? Maybe it’s actually radical to be average? 🙂