Monday, January 17, 2022

How's Your 2022 So Far?

I can tell it must be a new year because I feel compelled to get on and order desk organizers, and also I want to throw everything out that’s in my closet. You?

It’s definitely a good time to reassess and maybe set some goals. I’m not a fan of New Years resolutions per say, because they often set you up to feel less than initially (and then 90% fail).

But I am ready to tune up my...I don't even know what to call it. My thoughts and attitude? If you know me personally, this might surprise you. I am generally a glass is half full kinda gal. But man, these last two years. I am incredibly thankful that my family has been ok. And I pray we are finally, hopefully, heading towards a manageable equilibrium. But we're not there yet.

What's my plan? Mostly the usual - declutter a bit, and strengthen the muscles I need to.


I spent time today cleaning my desk and office. It will last maybe 3 days but feels good. Maybe I'll tackle a closet a month. Ambitious but achievable :-)

I have decided to quit one of my jobs. Officially I can't until May but it makes me feel great already. It's a job I enjoy but I would love to regain some "unicorn space." (See below).

Strengthen the muscles (aka a reading list):

I already reviewed the great Jon Acuff book Soundtracks earlier in 2021, but it might be worth a re-listen. Did you know you can text him at 615-398-6873 and he'll text you back? 

I just started reading The High Five Habit by Mel Robbins. I came across her several years ago on a podcast and have been following her on instagram. She will also text you (text 617-284-0725 to get it started). It sounds cheesy but getting "You’re awesome. That’s all I wanted to say. 😘 Xo Mel" randomly can make your day. Full disclosure: I will likely eventually buy the audio version - I am terrible at finishing non-fiction books.

I am currently listening to Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World by Eve Rodsky. Unicorn space is "the active and open pursuit of creative self-expression in any form that makes you uniquely YOU." It's definitely aimed at the working mom with school-age kids but I've enjoyed what I have heard so far.

Also on my listen soon list is Professional Trouble Maker by Luvvie Ajayi Jones. She is also great to follow on instagram.

And if you are looking for a quick and interesting read, try 100 Tips for a Better Life. They had me with "'Where is the good knife?' If you're looking for your good X, you have bad Xs. Throw those out." How my jeans/bras/leggings do I paw through to find the ones I actually wear all the time? Hmmmm.

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