Shakin' It Out

I've come to one of those times that happen every once in awhile when I feel like I'm getting dragged down and it's time to start over and get my crap back together.  Do you know that feeling?  Summers are always a weird combination of traveling/feeling incredibly busy and long lulls of doing nothing/feeling incredibly lazy.  It's time to snap out of it!

There are some little devils on my back trying to bring me down.  Their names are Laziness, Self-Consciousness, and Wishy-Washy.  Boo, you little devils!  I'm going to shake them off and get back to dancing (figuratively, not literally, because my back can't handle that anymore).

I'm going to stop excusing myself from exercising just because I can't run (my former love and preferred method of movement).  There are a million other ways to work out, and I need to find one that doesn't hurt my back and just start doing it.  I'll feel better if I would just start moving.

I'm going to stop watching TV so much that I don't have time to read books.  I love to read books!  But I'm not.  And the TV I'm watching?  Old seasons of 90210 and One Tree Hill on Netflix.  They're allllways going to be there, and I've seen them before.  I'm going to switch them off and read books instead.

I'm going to stop staying up way past my bedtime every night and then regretting it all day the next day.  What is that about?  Go to bed at a decent hour, and you'll be able to get up at a decent hour too, and start your day with the sun.  When I was a really little kid, my mom said I used to wake up so happy that she would come in my room to find me sitting up in bed smiling, just waiting for her.  I'm going to make myself a morning person again.  I love mornings!

I'm going to stop feeling overwhelmed by the task of making my shop successful, and just do what I need to do.  I've got a million ideas and plenty of passion, I just feel daunted by all that it takes, especially when I also have a normal day job.  I'm going to take a cue from Nike, and just do it.

I'm going to stop not following through on what I say I'm going to do.
I'm going to get back to being in the Word (my Bible study girls have been on vacation, and that's been my excuse.  No more!)
I'm going to make a to-do list that I know I can complete.
I'm going to make scrumptious meals and bake cookies for us.
I'm going to let myself relax on Sunday instead of trying to make it into another work day.
I'm going to get my crap back together!

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah!

This is my weekend.  I'm getting my life back in order.  Thanks, Florence + the Machine, for providing the soundtrack.


  1. It's funny, even though I, and I'm assuming you, have been out of school for a while, that old undisciplined mindset of summers past seems to creep in. I guess it doesn't help that things like cleaning, cooking, and exercising are not fun in 90 degree weather, but still! I admire that you're taking steps to focus and be more productive-- you'll probably feel much healthier and happier! I'm not sure I'll ever be a morning person, though. I get up early, but I'm not happy until about 9. :)

    1. So true that it seems like a summer mentality! Especially because I used to be a teacher, so it followed me for even longer after I was out of school!

  2. It happens to the best of us - but you can conquer it! Especially with such an amazing song on.

  3. So, shaaaaaake it off... oooooh-woah-ah.

    I see a fire lit; keep it burning and go get that weekend!

  4. Such a fire, shake it babes ;) Xo Xo