Organizational Update

So this is the first post in reference to the “Organize Now!” book that I got myself while I was up in the city. I’ve thumbed through it numerous times and finally put my foot down and basically told myself that it’s time to start doing it! So here it goes, week 1. This should be fairly easy, so I’m actually going to do what I can here on the blog since most of it is writing things down.

The vision I have for my life:
This is such a toughie, I imagine so many things. I would love to earn an income being a teacher, a counselor, a landlord, a photographer, a farmer, etc. The list really does go on. I’m so undecided and have no idea what I want to become. My days would be filled of fun, love and laughter. I’d wake up early, have some time to myself, get my kids ready for their days and we’d go on fabulous adventures around town! I would live more, and worry less.

In the next 56 weeks, I want to accomplish the complete organization of my life and my house (mostly my house!) I cannot live like this forever, I need to be able to live in a house that functions much better than this one. I need to be able to easily walk through my hallway, and be able to find those damned things I put away for future use and then turn around and buy more of. I want to sit down and make a schedule that gives me the ability to workout, eat healthy, and lose some weight. I want to spend more time bonding and loving my children than I do cleaning up everything.

I’ll start going to bed earlier. Starting tonight. We’ll be going to bed at 11, unlike our usual 1 or 2 in the mornings. My ending plan is to get my bedtime pushed back to about 10:30, that way I should be able to wake up at 6:30 and get a good start to my day. The kids only have to get up around 7:15 when we start getting them into daycare/activities so it should work out. It’ll give me enough time to do at least a few minutes of cardio and just to sit down and breathe.

I think I’m just going to count this blog as my journal. It catalogues my life events and whatnot, so I might as well. I have other journals on the go which are more focused on notes for my future generations to read, so this should suffice to get my ideas, thoughts, emotions and whatnot written down.

The rest of the things this week will focus on small steps towards making my life a little more sane. It includes scheduling a few 2 or 3 minute breaks just to take a breather, scheduling some exercise time and limiting the amount of television we watch. The last one there is of considerable importance in this household. I want my children to be more focused on childhood activities than the t.v. Now that I finally have my boyfriend’s work schedule for the rest of the week, I’m going to head off and actually plan out those days!

I’ll let you know how the rest of the week went next Monday when I move on to week 2!

For now though, I’m off!
xoxo,
Barb

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Welcome to my blog!

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to put a quick note up to explain what this is all about. My life is not disastrously terrible, I swear. My children are healthy, I have a roof over our heads, etc. However, I feel that my/our lives and house could really use some general improvement. I want to share this with the world, as a means of keeping myself in check, hopefully motivating myself to really finish some of the stuff I don’t want to do, and to keep going with the things that need to be done. AS WELL as a means of motivating others in situations similar to mine to change their lives as well. We’ll do it little by little, so everyone can keep up. If there’s something you want me to blog about or try out, etc. feel free to let me know. You can reach me by e-mail at 3toa10life@gmail.com.

A little bit about myself is: I’m a mother of two beautiful daughters, and I live in an older farm house with my boyfriend, my children, my father, my uncle, and various other people depending on what seems to be going on at the time. I do some photography work, as well as work for Canada Post (please don’t get angry with me if you didn’t get your mail today! Haha). No, but seriously I enjoy my work. Sometimes, I don’t take pictures of my beautiful children playing and looking adorable simply because the background is a terrible mess that I call my home. Why am I telling you this? Because I’m not perfect, I have flaws, and we’re going to at least work on these faults to improve ourselves. I have a lot of things to deal with and work on, but it never seems as though there’s enough time to finish everything. This is a universal story, that I know doesn’t only apply to me. So if you can relate, follow along!
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This blog will follow along on many different paths, farming, a journey towards health, clean(er) eating, home improvement, crafts, and kids. Why? Because this is what I’m working on. If you want to make a change, this is the time for you!

Thanks for reading,

Barb