Wednesday, October 2, 2013

31 Days :: Where Do I Start?

I'm going to be perfectly honest here. When I decided on Don't Think, Just Do as my topic for 31 Days, I immediately started a huge list of recipes to make, projects to do, things to sew... you get the picture. By the end of October, I was going to be a completely different person. Organized, with a beautifully decorated house, full of creative, thoughtful little touches carefully hand-crafted by yours truly. And while I'd love for all those things to be true eventually, it's probably going to take a bit more than a month for all that to happen.

And you know what? I need this challenge to be about a lot more than the big things. So often, I get super motivated to do a lot of big stuff and then fizzle out right away because it's all so big and takes so much time.

With that in mind, I decided to start this challenge a little differently than I normally do. Instead of picking a huge project to start with, I picked one thing. One small thing that has been on my To Do list for a couple weeks now. One small, tiny little thing that would probably only take ten minutes, but that I promised my husband I would take care of and haven't done yet.

I made a phone call.

Yes, that's right. I called a local landscape materials supplier to find out how much a delivery of topsoil would be. The entire process -- looking up the phone number, making the call, writing down the information -- took less than 5 minutes. Probably more like 2 and a half minutes. Seriously. I've put this off for weeks.

But you know what? Now it's done. And I got to cross it off my To Do list. And I made my husband happy. I'd call that a win for today.

Did you miss out on Day 1 of 31 Days of Don't Think...Just Do? You can view the whole series here.


  1. I'm the same way with phone calls. I'm not sure why exactly, but "call the dentist to make and appointment for me" has been on my list for too many months, too:)

    1. Hi Dorothy, thanks for stopping by! It's even worse when it's a phone call for us, isn't it?