Change 3 Challenge: Week 2 Update

Another eventful weekend has come and gone. We spent Friday night at the Teen Challenge Charity Banquet, which was an awesome night raising funds and celebrating the work this organization does for those battling addiction. If you know anyone struggling with addiction, please look into Teen Challenge; they have touched and blessed our family!

For those who haven’t been following along, Welcome! This month, I am teaming up with Adventures in Mindful Living for our Change 3 Challenge. We are two weeks in and each week we are sharing our progress on the individual challenges we’re tackling. I shared my three challenges at the start. Today I have some updates (and some unsightly photos of my closet :)

Earn the Couch

This one continues to foil me; primarily picking out my clothes because my closet is a disorganized black hole. I organize my closet every now and then, and it usually stays that way for a bit when I heap a little laundry on top of my dresser or half unpack from a weekend with family and suddenly it all goes downhill. And ends up looking like this…

messy closet


…And I can’t find a thing. (Yes, this is highly embarrassing to reveal).

On the bright side, this challenge motivated me to take action yesterday afternoon and tackle a little closet organization so I could better see what I have and where it is! In about one hour, I totally cleared the top of my dresser, cleaned out an organized all my purses/bags, reorganized some drawers, and tidied my jewelry and shoes. Now it looks like this…

clean closet

More to do, but much less embarrassing :) Remember, I sold Stella and Dot, hence the obscene amount of jewelry and the “fancy” display)

Reading 30 Minutes before bed:

Absolutely LOVE this. The only nights I didn’t read were when we went to bed really late and sleep had to win out because I knew I would be awake *much* sooner than I’d like.

God before Media:

I’m going strong here but some days the time is still more effective than others. I always make sure I’ve read the Bible before opening the computer; however, I really want to concentrate more on my solitude time in prayer. Prayer powerfully impacts my relationship with God; it is NOT to be neglected. I pray throughout the day in spurts, as I wash dishes, with Max, etc. but I need to spend longer periods of time in focused prayer.

As for where I’m spending time reading, I am digging through Proverbs and working on my weekly Bible study in the book of Job.

Did you pick three ways to challenge yourself this month? How is your progress? 

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7 Responses to Change 3 Challenge: Week 2 Update
  1. Joy
    October 14, 2013 | 3:39 pm

    I love your choice of goals and it sounds like you are making great progress! I especially liked seeing your closet. ;) One of my goals for them month is to get rid of 30 things a day in an attempt to declutter. I have a few spots that look similar and my closest? That will have to be a goal for next month. hahah

    • Becca V
      October 14, 2013 | 7:28 pm

      That sounds fantastic! 30 things a day seems like “so much” but as we purge we realize just how much we really have! Good luck!

  2. momstheword
    October 16, 2013 | 3:13 am

    Wow. The font for your comment is so small I can’t read it without removing my contacts, lol! I hope you’ll be able to read it! :)

    Whenever I tackle a project and clean or reorganize something and neaten it up, I always am amazed at how quickly I did it and always wonder why I waited so long, lol! I think that I think it will always take longer than it does, you know?

    I think it’s awesome that you’ve made these three intentional goals for yourself. That’s wonderful and sounds like you’re doing a great job. Thanks for linking up to “Making Your Home Sing Monday!”

    • Becca V
      October 16, 2013 | 6:37 pm

      haha, no it is typically not this small. there is an issue with my blog format and I am in the process of working out some kink?! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. momstheword
    October 16, 2013 | 3:13 am

    I mean I had to remove my glasses to read it, haha.,

  4. Amber Neal
    October 18, 2013 | 7:01 pm

    Great job on your closet!! I need to do mine because it is our catch all place and I cant even move around in it anymore. I love that you really took the time to look at why you were not reaching your goal easier- such mindful thinking!lol! I think thats the real key to being successful in all of this is looking at the bigger picture of why we have struggled with these challenges and not changed them before. You are doing great!

  5. Sandy Sadowski
    November 1, 2013 | 2:27 am

    Nice Job on the closet! Very impressive. Love you, Mom