Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Is it possible?

...sure it is! I haven't spent a lot of time sewing these past couple of weeks due to the fact that I'm reorganizing my "life". I know, sounds a little dramatic, but it is a serious project for me. I've been introduced to the Fly Lady. For many of you, she's already a part of your life (lucky you!) but for some of us, well me for instance, I've just seen the "light". It's a great online community of bright, intelligent, fun, organized, not-so-organized, blessed women. Everyday this week I've been encouraged, supported, and given a pat on the back for my little baby steps toward becoming full-fledged Fly Lady. The Fly Lady has given me back my confidence that yes, I can keep things in order, clean, tidy, and de-cluttered. Of course we have to start with baby steps, that's what being a Fly Baby is all about. Learning new, little things, everyday and putting them into practice. Slowly these new routines become habits, and what a difference it makes in our home! I'm so excited about this new concept of perfectionism leading to procrastination...it's so true! Just think about it...how many times do you tell yourself things like..."I can't devote 3 hrs. to this project, so I'm not going to even begin..." or maybe..."I'm out of bathroom cleaner, so I'll clean it after I get to the store..." The list can go on, and on, right? These are kind of lame examples, but you get my drift, right? I love the fact that I get all my reminders sent straight to my cell in a text. For instance, in the morning I'm reminded to Swish and Swipe my bathrooms, later what's for dinner, and at the end of my day shine your sink! This is just a little sample of what the Fly Lady has done in my life this last week or so. It's definitely helped me realize that if I continue to be anal about my routines and methods, it will ultimately lead to lots of procrastination in my home. I hope you all go and check out the Fly Lady...she'll bless you, just like she did me, I know it!

5 comments:

Amber Rose said...

Yay for Fly Lady AND a ETSY shop!! Yohoo for you Charity..soon you will be one of those really perfect people..then I will have to stop being your friend..you will make me look bad:)!! Keep it up girly!!

Lateda said...

I love fly lady.. and used to do it.. :(
Now, sadly, Im just a nasty ole' maggot. :) ha!

tinkerverve said...

Good luck girlfriend! I hope, hope, hope it works for you. I just picked up a self-help organization book yesterday...now to find time to read it. ;-)

Conversation Queen said...

Fly lady is great, but I love you just the way you are!:) Luv ya!!

Amber Rose said...

Stop cleaning and BLOG!!!:)