Sunday, December 9, 2012

It's Time for Change

You may already know this, but if you don't, I'm a slacker.  Things that need to get done, I put off until the last minute.  Things that I want to get done...well, I just put those off indefinitely.  I don't know why I do this.

Then I read  Less Planning and More Doing by Susan, a fellow Crew member.  In this very honest post, Susan describes how she struggles with this, and how she wants CHANGE!  It was like reading a description of myself and my life.  I have things planned out in my head.  Sometimes simple ideas, sometimes elaborate plans.  I just have no execution and follow-through, and these unfinished projects get in the way of more important things.

Susan is creating a weekly link-up for those of us who struggle with this and need accountability.  Our first assignment is to really examine things, to figure out our goals, determine which projects we wish to accomplish, and decide how to accomplish those.

The first projects I want to work on this week:

Clean The Storage Closet in the Utility Room  
This one is actually quick and easy.  My husband already said he will remove a few heavy boxes for me, and then I can clean out the corner.  I'd like to eventually add an overhead shelf to maximize space, but for now, I just need the floor space so I can move on to the next project.

Finish the Baby's Room
She is due in just a few short weeks after all.  (ahhh!)  This one actually won't be too hard either.  The husband already has all the furniture assembled.  We just need to move some totes into the storage closet mentioned above.  I need to get the car seat ready.  I already have the newborn and 0-3 months clothes washed and put away, but I have a tote full of slightly bigger clothes to sort and put away.


These pictures?  I got them for the baby's room, and they've just been sitting here for the last few weeks.  I just need to decide where to hang them, and husband would gladly do it for me.   (I would do it myself, but I'm too off-balance right now to climb up and down step-stools!)


Her room should be fairly easy once I start.  It's just making myself get to that starting point.  I am determined that by next week's post, I will have at least these two small projects finished.

Accomplished This Week...
I did get one of my "to-do" book reviews written.  My husband's grandmother released her third book this summer, and I've been wanting to write a review for it on Amazon for her.  I did get that finished this week!

Be sure to check out Susan's Becoming Do-er's post and get motivated to find a project in your house to finish!


  1. It feels good to get those little things done that have been hanging over your head, doesn't it?

    Thank you for joining the linky, I'm looking forward to reading about all your upcoming DO-ings. ;0)

    1. Yes, little accomplishments feel good! I'm looking forward to having some accountability and getting my house (and life) the way I WANT it!

  2. I have an idea...don't plan to do anything. Keep your to-do list clear or better yet, don't keep a to-do list. This way you don't fall short of any expectations from yourself or otherwise. :) I think that's how I live my life. My husband is the planner, I am the doer (with no plan) I might add. LOL Hope this gave you a little chuckle. Don't wanna make light of your goal at all but this no plan plan seems to work well for me.

    1. Actually, I have learned not make a daily schedule, or one for our homeschool, because I know it won't happen, so I understand exactly what you're saying.

      I need a general end-goal, but I can't follow the step-by-step checklists that others do so well with.

  3. I started up with the Flylady about 1 1/2 years ago, and I've been working on fine-tuning my "morning routine" since then. I've been taking baby steps and adding on super slow, but I've found a bit of a groove for myself.

    But yes, I've faced the non-doing phenomenon and still fight it, but I'm getting better.

    You, however, should totally give yourself some slack since you are near the end of a pregnancy and will have a newborn to care for soon!

    1. I looked at Flylady once...after reading about it on your blog, I believe! Perhaps I need to look at it some more!

      I have a feeling what little bit of routine we have will fall apart when the baby I'm hoping getting some of these little projects done before then will mean less work when I am ready to start up again. :)