Since I launched my own ‘rule my world’ concept, project:stick with it, I’m proud to say that I am 100% completely SHOCKED that I stuck with it. Seriously. Like I told you in the first blog, I never stick with anything.
Well, I’m lying. Burger King and I had a good run for a good, 25 years or so. Speaking of, I haven’t had ANY fast food at all. That’s where about 85% of my 100% shock comes from. About 10% is the fact that I have stuck with eating healthy. The other 5% is just hot air.
Over the past couple
years months, I have completely felt my creativity slipping away. I consider myself to be a pretty creative person, so this wasn’t going to work for me. I took a good look at what was wrong: I woke up exhausted every single morning. Our 3-year-old doesn’t sleep well. Didn’t feel like doing my hair. Because I’m going grey. Put on a hat. I like hats anyway, so why not. I wouldn’t wear anything cute or exciting. Because I didn’t do my hair, don’t tell me you don’t know what I’m talking about. Do you see what I was doing here?
Making excuses. For everything.
So instead, I decided to take my life my the balls, and live it!
Now, I wake up every morning exhausted — and get to work, the more I do, the more I want to do. I do my hair, in fact — I died it pink! Because why not? I’ll put on a hat if it goes with my outfit I’m wearing, because it’s going a be a cute one. No more excuses. Only reasons for doing it.
I’ve found some things that I can do that will help me stick with it along the way:
- I feel pretty when my nails are painted. There’s also something I like about typing with painted nails, am I the only one who understand this? But I hate chipped nails, which almost always happens. I have finally figured out how to actually keep my manicure on for more than a week. It may involve putting on 4 or 5 coats of nail polish, but damn, it works. I also use a No Chip Top Coat after the last coat, and then top it with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat at the end. This is my new strategy.
- Since dying my hair pink, I actually HAVE to do it everyday. You can’t walk around with ugly pink hair. Oh hell no. I’m going to keep up with the maintenance, but I also have to help it heal from the process with some Soy Renewal Creme Oil before I blow dry it. This helps a ton with the brittle feeling.
- I’m horrendous with ironing. Which means, I just don’t do it. Like, ever. Which brings me to the problem of looking through my closet in the morning and having nothing to wear. Everything is wrinkled and I refuse to iron it. Instead, I put it on to see what it looks like, then see if my flat-iron can fix it. If it can’t, it goes back on the hanger for the next time I try it on and flat-iron it. I’ve decided I’m going to start ironing on Sundays, so that it’s done and I can grab and go when getting dressed. Problem solved. Yes, I do know that I could have solved this problem a long time ago, but I was too busy making excuses about why I couldn’t.
How are you doing with your project: stick with it? Do you have any things that help you along the way? I love hearing from you!
Love, Megan.Tags: project: stick with it