Where has the time gone?

Where has the time gone?

Here it is October, and I’ve just realized I haven’t posted for my readers since the end of July!  So sorry!

I’m busy in school, full time in the school of nursing and the school of public health this semester.  I’m doing OK so far, but because of technical problems with the school I haven’t started my clinicals yet! This basically means I will need to be in school for an additional semester, and I don’t know what that will do to my financial aid status so please be praying about that.  I’m actually more concerned about how I will get all my work done once clinicals do begin!

I’ve taken this morning to clean out my email (somewhat) and get caught up on business things, but really I can’t get it done before I have to leave.  But it got me thinking about who I am as a mother, wife, student, servant of God.  It made me wonder how I choose what things I do, and what things I don’t.  Honestly, there are things I “choose” not to do, like this blog, even though I think they are important and I would like to be more trustworthy with this.

The thing is, I don’t consciously “choose” not to do it.  Instead I consciously choose to do the things that are on my “to do” list, both my written one for school and my mental list for my family.  If things are not on those lists, even if I would like to do them, they don’t get done.  So here is my question for my readers.  How do you decide what to do each day?  Does your actual “to do” list reflect what you do; does it reflect your real goals or only the urgent things of the moment?

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Jennifer Vanderlaan CNM MPH is the author of the BirthingNaturally.net website. She has been working with expectant families since 2000, training doulas and childbirth educators, and midwives. She has worked with midwives in Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her interest in public health grew in 2010, and she is now a PhD student in a nursing program learning to become a producer of knowledge.

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