My friends …. it’s time for a change. Yes I can.
It’s a beautiful fall morning. My house is still a mess and my husband is still, as yet, unsatisfied because my legs are still doing an impression of a yeti.
I feel something.
I have thoughts racing around. Ideas. Wants. Dare I call it – excitement? Joy potential?
I’m sitting in our “office”. Also known as the front room space that holds random things and is usually a den of clutter. The room that Scout said he’d like to work on being cleaner.
This is the new heart of my act. The act I’m going to get together.
I’m nothing if not a planner. I’m so flighty that I have to set strict parameters if I’m going to accomplish anything.
I have 4 new areas of focus in this act of mine.
1. Health. Tis time to work on getting healthy. If I happen to become a replica of Kate Walsh in the process, well so be it. I’m sure Scout will learn to cope. I will work weekly on new habits. A lot of this journey will be blogged over at Blissfully Domestic‘s Healthy Bliss channel – because I’m a contributor, which I keep forgetting to tell you about …. probably because I keep forgetting to contribute. But wait! I have a post up today!
2. Beauty. Cuz dudes, Girlfriend needs some work. The potential is here, I just need to do something with it. Nothing dramatic, just things like, say, removing the ponytail, and wearing a bra. I set nice manageable goals here. 🙂
3. Home. Home looks like a shitpile of clutter exploded. I’m gonna work on that.
4. Work. I’m overwhelmed (in the best way possible) with the amount of resources I’m coming in contact with. Thank Lynn Terry for that. I’m ready to formulate a plan. Or at least a “pla….” if I can’t quite get the whole plan quite yet.
So here I go. Grab your favorite beverage and let’s take a ride on the “Watch Dawn get her act together express.”
And in a burst of sincerity.
I love y’all.
You unconditionally let me blast all my grief out onto a webpage and you accept it, and you each take a piece of it from me so I can cope a little more. You take a couple minutes out of your lives to give me a few words of encouragement. I think of you often (yes you, and you, and even you over there who I haven’t visited in a while). You give me luff without asking for any in return.
Thank you. Ya’ll keep me together. I appreciate it.
Your writing is fabulous, I love that post on HB. It’s very well written.
Well done re gaining control again 🙂
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Those small humans are pretty good motivators, aren’t they? (And when you are done organizing your home, pop on over and take a peek at mine, okay? I need all the help I can get…)
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A Whole Lot of Nothing
You can DOOOOOOO it!
I shall cheer you on lustily as you embark on Getting in Together!
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remove ponytail and apply bra? in what context? like, hanging around the house? or posing for pictures you’re going to post on the internets? in public?
you did win the best bewbs contest. take care of those puppies.
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I love how proactive you are being. It’s wonderful. I wish you the best of luck in getting to check things off the list.
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Oh and today? I have managed a bra, but not a shower or any kind of pony tail removal. Yes, I am a sharing person. You can thank me later.
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From someone who lives in friggin pajamas, I think yer doing great!
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Yay for plans! Yay for being proactive!
We’ll do everything we can from over the Inter-webs. You’re one of our “people.” We take care of our “people.”
Here’s to Dawn-as-Kate-Walsh full of health and joy 😀
Headed over to Healthy Bliss now.
Hey, as the one in the corner that you haven’t visited in a while…I get it. We <3 you and you rock.
No worries…and now I must try and find my dining room table through my shithole. See…you’ve inspired me. 🙂
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Good for you!!!
I sure need to get my act together too. Argh. I think it’s going to have to wait until after I get rid of this stupid cold, though. Especially cleaning the house. Have to be able to remain upright for that.
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Sounds like a good plan!
We’re here anytime, you know. Just for you.
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Can’t wait sweetie. I’ve missed you.
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That first step is truly the most difficult and you already have it behind you.
To motivate myself, I finally just cut my “Mom ponytail” off.
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baby steps..I started exercising!!
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wtg chica! you are an inspiration. i had someone say to me the other day (in the context of all that is going on in my life) “how do you get up in the morning?” hmmmm, good question. here’s to making life better (with better living through modern chemistry and alcohol-free, of course)
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You looked mighty hot in Nashville.
I feel the same way about getting my act together. So many great contacts and ideas, yet I keep doing the same things over and over.
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Good for you for taking this step!
Allow me to join you…as I type this comment bra-less, with hair in ponytail.
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And I look forward to following you along the way – in a nonstalkerish way and all of course.
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You know, I get it. I know what you’re saying. But you forget that some of us have SEEN you, and you are beautiful Period. Clean up your house and get organized, but you my dear are perfect just the way you are. Just throwing that out there.
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Go, Dawn! Yay!!! I should get on board with this too.
just checking back to see how the goals were coming. Loved your bliss article!
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I love you and your bras.
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