Finding out that I’m having a daughter has really had a strange effect on me. I was NOT expecting to have daughter, for some reason I had it in my head that I was going to have a little army of boys – my very own personal bodyguards! I was already planning all the things my boys would do together, what their rooms would look like, the sports they’d play together…it was just obvious to me, I’d have boys only. But then I heard the ultrasound tech say “It’s a girl” and I was completely floored. It took me a few days to process and probably an entire week to even let myself get excited. But in that week I started thinking “what can I offer a daughter” “how will she see me as she grows up” “am I going to be a good role model” and the more I thought about it the more I realized that I had a lot of work to do! All of this self doubt was really getting to me, I was really starting to feel badly about myself and guess what? That’s exactly the type of person I don’t want my daughter to look up to!
So I decided to re-evaluate. I needed to re-evaluate my businesses, my health, my marriage and my home. And that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. First order of business was getting organized. No wonder I wasn’t being productive, no wonder my businesses weren’t thriving, no wonder my creativity was at an all time low….my house & workspace were a mess! I hadn’t even been using my desk because it had become a place where things went to be forgotten. Yes my desk was the Room of Requirement. It was a disaster! And let’s not get started on the rest of the house just believe me when I say I needed to do something quickly! So here’s what happened:
- I pulled out my Start Planner and started using it daily. Why did I ever stop, this planner is amazing and had really helped keep me organized towards the beginning of the year.
- I purchased (on clearance) several desk organizers (and a super cute “Hustle” laptop desk!)
- I started shopping deals for a new desk – I found one brand new in box for only $40. Not only does it provide me with more desk space but it actually looks like a grown up desk!
- My Mom came over. Now if your mom is anything like my mom you know there is no one better to help you organize your kitchen! Thanks Mom ?
- My bathroom was a disaster. My makeup was everywhere because it just didn’t fit in my 10 year old makeup bag anymore. I threw that bag away and bought a clear makeup organizer at TJ Maxx for only $16! What?! Everything fits, it takes up less space and it looks a million times better
- After my hubby put my desk together, I organized it and started using it every day. There’s just something about having dedicated work space!
- I started Time Blocking. This. This is still a work in progress and it will probably take me a little while to really get a good schedule down but I started! And even though I haven’t been able to stick to the time blocks I’ve noticed it has really cut back on wasting time and really pushed me to get tasks done.
- I’m forcing myself out of bed to workout! More on how in this ➡️ blog post. Getting my workout done first thing in the morning, as hard as it is, is the absolute best thing for me. I start the day with energy and a great outlook!
All of this is good and great and of course, things I needed to do…but what does it have to do with me having a daughter? She’s probably not going to care if my makeup is organized or if the lazy susan is clean right? No, probably not. But do I want her growing up with a Mom that’s always trying to get it together, always running on E, a Mom that takes on new projects or ventures but doesn’t see them through, a mom that’s not happy with herself ??? No. I don’t want to set the bar so low that, in a mans world, my daughter feels that its ok to just get by. Maybe she’ll grow up to be an astronaut, maybe she’ll up grow up to be a waitress, or maybe she’ll be a stay at home mom…whatever HER choice is I want her to always give it her best and that my peeps is something I need to do first. Monkey See, Monkey Do ??