Here's the conclusion I've come up with: who says I had to start last week? I've waited (anxiously) this long to begin this commitment and devotional, and it's never too late to start! So, I've decided that I will start the journey TODAY instead of a week ago. But everything that I hope to gain from this experience is still the same. My commitment will still be the same. My motivation and dedication remain the same. I truly want to put in the effort to reap the rewards. I want to honor the Word by devoting the right amount of time that I need to absorb and journal each day. So, I will begin the journey today. I get several breaks throughout the day, and the daily readings can definitely be done in that amount of time.
I'm kind of worried (it's my journey, so I can be honest, right?) about Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and how those days' readings will go. I wake up, get ready for work, eat breakfast (some days), and leave for work. Then I'm busy throughout the day (I'm constantly busy with this job, which isn't a bad thing except when I remember it's because there's so much violence in the world...or Texas at least) and it's time to leave before I know it! Then, I leave work and go to my second job until 9:00PM. That's a 15-hour day - for three days (that includes NO break between jobs...I have just enough time to get there and change). By the time I get home, as you can imagine, I'm BEAT! I'm so utterly exhausted, it's ridiculous. I'm praying that as time goes on and I get accustomed to the new routine, it'll become easier and way more bearable - but until then...hello BEDTIME! Haha. By the time I get home, I have enough time to shower, eat, and go to sleep. Then I'm at it for the next two days! That pretty much settles it, though. I need to (I HAVE to) prioritize my break times that I get. I can do it, I know I can! I'm really excited to begin this journey, but my body is lagging behind...
But, NO EXCUSES anymore! I say I'm going to do it, and I've got the supplies to do it, I just have to do it! Let's face it, that's the hardest thing sometimes, isn't it? *nods head*