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.