Friday, January 27, 2012
I've had a bit of a revelation this week. This year's New Year's Resolution was "Organize 2012." Organization is nothing more than a series of lifestyle choices...something that I know a little bit about. So I went into it knowing I needed a plan. I found this daily calendar that breaks down de-cluttering & organizing your home into small daily tasks. Do-able! Anyway, back to the revelation...
This week has been focused on storage areas. So I've had big blocks of thinking time while I've rifled through boxes of stuff that I have been storing. I realized that my process of getting close to goal & then sabotaging myself is like planning a party & then canceling it at the last minute.
My initial analogies were having a pregnancy & then no baby (not even close) or planning a wedding & then no marriage (still too grandiose). I settled on party because a party isn't life changing, it's just a good time.
I've worked hard for two years & I deserve the last hurrah on this leg. Much like after a cancelled party, life goes on the next day. There are some hard feelings & some bitterness, but business continues as usual, for the most part.
I've had business as usual...now I want my party. I know that the "journey is never over," & "the scale is just a number," but I need this closure. I need to be able to say that I set a goal & I hit it. I started something & I finished it. Time to get to goal already.
I took a peek-a-poo at the scale this morning & wouldn't you know? Tracking & making good choices works. My life would be a lot easier if I didn't insist on forgetting that from time to time. Tomorrow is official weigh-in & then it's time to set a course for Party Time (figuratively, of course). Much like my "Organize 2012" goal, I need a specific plan & manageable steps to get the job done...finally.