a pretty in the city gal on her way to debt freedom & healthy living a day at a time, who fills her time with yoga, music, books, baking and much much more. won't you join her?

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

1 day = 25 hours

Well, that's what we'd hope for at times! I swear, sometimes I just don't know how to fit it all in! But then when you take a moment to check out how to simplify your life, you become amazed at just how much time you actually waste. Yep, time w.a.s.t.i.n' - that's me way too much of the time. At least some of the time. Eep!
When I set a goal on 43 Things a while back, to 'watch less tv', I was completely blown away at how much I achieved - how clean my house was - and how much I was reading. So today when I came across this cool link (note to self: stop wasting so much time on the net!), I started thinking about what I want to achieve in life, what I want to fill up my time with, and what I'm currently wasting it on.
This article is from a cool crafty site - so it's tailored towards making time for project-making, but it can refer to anything you're keen to complete... check it out!

Life gets in the way. Work. Family. Errands. Emergencies. Chores. Someone has to change the litter, make dinner, go to the store to pick up milk. You've got to bring home the bacon, and you've got to fry it up in the pan. Then you have to wash the dishes, and make sandwiches for the next day at lunch, and deal with the complaints about BLT sandwiches, again. (read more here, on 52 Projects)

Love it!
So as of today I'm re-opening the goal to stop watching so much tv, and to start using my time more wisely. In this new-found time I'm going to participate in Boot Camp, I'm going to actually cook some of the delicious meals I'm finding in my new cookbooks, I'm gonna write (and post!) more snail mail, and I'm going to have a sparkly, clean house. It's a good time for me to be busy as well, with everything else that is going on in my life, so here's to creating the life I want to live!

Monday, September 25, 2006


Gotta love new words.. and thanks to Picasso's Muse, 'craptastic' has made it into my vocabulary right now :)
Craptastic - that about sums up this past week! A breakup and ensuing broken heart, a dental visit that is going to cost me $3600, a dream job not coming through... and all in the space of 24 hours.
So it's time for a makeover, a new and secret place to let it all out and not be afraid of who's gonna read it. Normally I'd reckon that starting something new with such a sad-vibed post wouldn't be the best way to initiate this new stage... but heck, right now it's all i can do to write this and not cry.
So I'll start posting on my pals blogs soon, and let you know when I can string a couple of sentences together :) Your comments, messages and texts have meant the world to me at this poo-filled time.. believe me, they're getting me through it all.

Will post again soon with some sunshine: promise.
(not so) shiny x