Be not afraid of going slowly, be only afraid of standing still.
If you wait for perfect conditions, you'll never get anything done.
I know lots of encouraging words for starting a change in my life. I am a fountain of information- These little gems, however, have been useless to me. Until today. I have my fork, bib, and plate ready. Bring on that elephant! I am ready to work.
I have great intentions, but it boils down to work. If I'm going to eat this thing one bite at a time, there is more involved than just talking about said elephant. I have to cut, stab, chew... ok, I'm not sure about the elephant metaphor. It sounds kind of grizzly. Let's just say I know the work is going to be the key. Writing and whining are NOT going to cut it here or in my home!
I am a self-help junkie. I have started tons of books, hoping that I would uncover the pill, the wand, the spell that would magically transform me from slacker to Superwoman. Go ahead, ask me if I have actually worked through any one of them. They have great ideas, but I constantly justify why I can't do this and that. And, I get frustrated with the obsessively organized authors trying to herd the creative, free spirited (ahem, like myself!) brains into a neat little organized (boring) box.
So, as I begin, I want to offer a special thanks to Nony at A Slob Comes Clean, who, for three years, has recorded her baby steps through "deslobification" (a Nony original term, I think!). I feel like this is the time for me to work through my metamorphosis, one step at a time. I am public (yikes!), accountable, present, hopeful, willing, and seeking change to make improvements in my life!
I have an evening routine written down (ask how many years it's been on paper..about 6, I think), which I followed last night. It seemed to make this morning run much more smoothly! I would like to keep up with doing these very minimal steps before bed:
- Shine Sink
- Lay out Clothes for Tomorrow
- Wash Face
- Take Vitamins
- Brush Teeth
These may seem like such basic steps to most folks- but I am not most folks- I have trouble remembering to do all of them every night. I want to work on these steps. There are a million other things, but these few items help my morning start more smoothly.
And so, my first blog entry is complete :)