What is this endeavor?
A motivational blog to help me to fix what is broken in my life. I define "broken" as anything that I am unhappy with in my life and am resolved to change. Parts of every single aspect of my life can always be improved upon, but I will start with the most broken and go from there!
No money. Very little time. I am a SAHM to toddler triplets. That's the challenge! No money, very little time.
Call it a 2009 Bucket List, and you can see the ever-growing Fix List here.
I will pick a "Project" every week and start "fixing" it. It may take a year, it may take a few weeks, some may be done in just one day! But I will have many projects going on at once and I will be posting pictures, progress and completion pretty much every day. Major projects might have mini-projects or "baby steps" I have to complete in order to get to my goal. I will include links to my favorite inspirational blogs/sites and also recipes, exercise regimens, valuable information learned, motivation - basically step-by-step instructions for how I got there.
If you have joined me in my journey, please feel free to leave comments on how this is/isn't motivating you, if you have a tip for me or other readers to share about each project or you just have something to say!
Why are you doing this?
Why are you doing this?
I feel like many things in my life need to change. I woke up one day and said - "Enough!" I am tired of all the clutter, the unfinished projects, of being fat and unhealthy, of taking life's blows and rolling over. I am tired of being reactive to the cards that life deals me and the proactive part of me is finally kickin' in and taking over. I am tired of saying to myself that "Someday" I will change this or that. I want someday to be today, now!
Hopefully this year will teach me great patience, creativity, endurance and strength in many things. I hope to emerge a better person for having forced these changes on myself - the person I have always wanted to be. Above all, I hope to be proud of myself after this year is over and ready to start it all over again. An overhaul a year - and better, every day. A better Wife, Mom, Sister, Daughter, Friend, Photographer, Writer, Philanthropist, Catholic....Person. We are all put here for a reason, and I'd like to be in the best place to find out what my purpose is, the best shape to do what it is I am here to do, whether that be motherhood, marriage or something more specific - I want to be ready and able.
Change is coming! I can no longer sit by and watch my life not be the way I want it to be. Everyone wakes up at some point in their life and says to themselves, “Today is the day I change it.” Everyone wakes up and is disgusted either with themselves or their life, unhappy with where they have ended up – and it is not your childrens’ fault, or your husband, or your job. It is up to you to fix what is broken in your life – as Mahatma Gandhi so eloquently put and as President Barack Obama motivates with – “Be the Change you want to see in the world.”