Challenge – #R2BC #WOTW

By | October 1, 2015

One word to sum up our week has been easy-peesy lemon-squeezy this week.
Normally I’ll “umm” and “aaah”, considering the roller coaster of emotions that hit every week as our children navigate their way through, in fact every week could be described as a “challenge” for them.

 This week it especially applies and mostly in a good way (the R2BC bit) and here’s why:

1.  Football

Ha! You may be thinking and ha! again.  Is J okay?  It’s no secret that the “beautiful game” is very much part of our household, always has been, always will be.

What I didn’t expect though, was to volunteer my admin-y services to the local team and actually be enjoying it as much as I am.

Last weekend was mega busy, with something on both days, Sunday was an all-day promotional event and it was a long day but good fun.

This time last year or even six months ago, if you had said “yes J, you’ll be doing this and talking football with Hubbie tons”, I’d have laughed!   I’m no “look at me with jazz hands”, which is fine by me so I was pleased that I put myself out there – so to speak.

2.  Cricket with a gemstone twist

D does not look forward to PE at school at the moment, it’s either cricket or football and she gets very nervous about both the contact element of the game and that it’s very fast-paced.

After this week’s lessons though, she greeted me with smiles at the end of the day.  Why? They’d played “diamond cricket” and, as she told me, she does like all things connected with gemstones.  The fact that it was named after one made her enjoy it more than she thought, which is great.

She’s also been very brave this week, coping with an achy ear and suddenly feeling much happier once it “popped” – thank goodness as she’s not great with unexpected aches.

3.  When an interview isn’t

I headed off to what I thought would be an interview for a seasonal job this week, having taken the psychological online scenarios tests first.   I’d hoped there would be face to face interviews but it turned out to be a group assessment and then an individual written assessment, no interview scenarios at all.

Normally I’d have tied myself up in internal knots but not this time.   How did I do? No idea.  I don’t know if I contributed enough in the group scenario.  Time will tell.  It was a challenge but not necessarily one I’d expected.

4.  Beat the weather!

There always comes a time of year when Hubbie’s busy work diary is overflowing. We’ve reached that time.  A dismal and wet August and part of September meant that his outside work has been delayed and this is impacting on inside work booked in.  Juggle time and hopefully everyone will be happy and bear with him.

5.  Second will do

I usually join in with a workweek hustle on Fitbit, it’s good fun and motivational.

Last week (in the run up to a busy weekend) I felt too stressed to join in and knew I wouldn’t have time to cheer others on, so I didn’t join in.

This week I’m aiming for second, next week who knows?

Challenges when you stretch yourself can be beneficial, it’s certainly been the case this week, how’s yours been?


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Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 2nd October 2015 at 9:07 am.

It does sound like you’ve had plenty of challenges this week, a real mixed bag, too. Good luck going for second and with the job news x Thanks for sharing with #WotW


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:39 pm.

Thanks x


Redpeffer on 2nd October 2015 at 10:24 am.

Yes, challenges can be good-I suppose it depends on how you look at them doesn’t it. I like your take, it’s always so lovely to hear (and we all know it’s not easy to do either.) Thank you too for your comment on my post, much appreciated xx


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:39 pm.

Thanks, however tough it gets, a bit of positivity seems to help x


Kim Carberry on 2nd October 2015 at 12:10 pm.

It sounds like a great week! I do like the sound of the cricket! It sounds like D really enjoyed it! Hooray! Good luck with the job!


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:39 pm.

Thanks, she loved the “diamond” aspect, it made it all seem more do-able for her 🙂


mommyslittleprincesses on 2nd October 2015 at 7:12 pm.

Sounds like you had a challenging but enjoyable week. Xx


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:38 pm.

It was, nice to come up against new challenges 🙂


The Collage Queen on 2nd October 2015 at 10:16 pm.

Challenges are great for growth but can equally be frustrating too. #WotW


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:38 pm.

Very true 🙂


Stephanie Robinson on 2nd October 2015 at 10:58 pm.

It’s definitely good to challenge yourself, but not unrealistically so – hope that job comes through for you #wotw


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:37 pm.

Thanks, unfortunately I couldn’t take the job in the end but did get offered it, which was a good confidence boost 🙂


mummyshire on 4th October 2015 at 9:16 pm.

Yes, that is a challenging week, but in a good way! You have a positive way of looking at your week, and clearly you’re embracing the challenges ahead. Best of luck with the job news!


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 2:37 pm.

Thanks, it’s always a benefit for me to think positively 🙂


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