Dear Helen Hartman,
I am writing to myself today to ask why… WHY on earth after many, many (many) years of thinking this do I STILL believe that I am just one long weekend of hard work away from having my home, work and life totally organized? What has snapped in my brain that I could look at the three ring, broken-down circus sideshow my life is now and always has been will suddenly be the amazing, creative elegance of a Cirque du Soleil?
Will I ever learn?
First, do not ever try to make me picture myself in a spanglely leotard and feathers again.
|I'm really more the ferns and scarves type anyway. But only if you are 14 - 40, after that, you're obviously not in it for the art.|
And second… NO. Take it from me, you will never learn. And that’s okay… you know why?
|Because making mistakes to learn from is how you have all the fun?|
Because if you “learned” that it would mean making up your mind that changing your life is beyond your control and you might as well give up and let everything go to heck. Is that really what you want?
|Give up and let it all go? If we're talking about diet and my weight, then yes. Yes, I would like that very much.|
So even though you have spent roughly 1 out of every 200 dollars you have ever earned on something to declutter, organize, energize and generally improve your life and your life is still a great big mess, you should never give up hope. One day, you might actually….
|Oops, gotta go get my son a birthday gift, plan a family gathering, feed the elephants....|
Naw, that ain't gonna happen. But don’t give up, really… because making the effort may be the thing that’s keeping you from sliding into total chaos.
Have a Great Weekend!