This blog chronicles my life as I try to balance healthy lifestyle habits with my husband's penchant for pizza rolls and my daughter's desire to watch iCarly 8 hours a day. It contains a mostly humorous, kind, and somewhat spiritual look at everyday life and the people who live it.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Gosh darn it, people like me!


The hardest part of starting a blog is working up the courage to put your thoughts out there in the world and see how they're received. It's not too bad in the beginning when you suspect that only a friend or family member is reading, but it gets a little tougher when you realize (with exhilaration!) hey, somebody I don't know just read my blog. I have decided to take the Stuart Smalley approach when I blog. I am going to hang a mirror above my desk and each day as I type I will repeat again and again "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me." I will then give myself 2 thumbs up (as best I can considering that I usually need my thumbs to work the space bar) and get to blogging. An unfortunate side effect of having a mirror above the desk is that I'll notice that there is really quite a resemblance between my hairstyle and Stuart's. Then I'll notice my eyebrows are a little Stuart-like. Then the sun will cast aglow this single-oh-my-god-is-that-really-growing-out-of-my-neck gray hair. So I'll have to pluck my brows, pluck out the oh-my-god hair and then begin blogging. Well as any plucker knows, once you begin plucking you tend to notice other things too: there will be a pimple forming on my upper lip (I'll have to mess with that 'til it is red and painful) and then I'll be aware that I have almost no lower lashes under my right eye, (I won't know when they disappeared), and I'll see how chapped my lips are so I'll have to find some Burt's Bees (which means searching through a "junk drawer" which means fuming about why we have a junk drawer, which means deciding to clean out said drawer and then losing interest and returning to the mirror), then I'll notice a bit of blueberry stuck in my bonded retainer from my morning smoothie, so I'll dig at that for awhile...

Anyway, if I sit down to blog at 9 a.m. I'll finally get to post around 3:30. I don't know if that's a mirror or a porthole to another dimension, but I'll probably lose about 6.5 hours of time once I hang it.

And once I realize how much time I've lost I'll feel bad about myself for not being better at time management and I'll have to look into the mirror and repeat again and again...

4 comments:

Chellie said...

I LOVED Stuart Smalley! Your post exhausted me because it reminds me of how many days I have that just seem to slip away as I go from one random thought/action to the next. Your post also made me crack up :)

Deb said...

did you know that Stuart is a senator from MN now? One never knows the road you'll go down....keep up the good work.

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