Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Deadlines

Nothing like a deadline to get you moving in the direction you need to go.  We are quite literally moving in the next two months.  We are building a new house not far away from our current home.  Today we got our completion date along with the news that we won't have much choice on when we close.  Until today, the details were fuzzy.  We could move in April, or it could be May.  Now we know - March 30.  Earlier than we had anticipated - and FIRM.

So now the idea of moving has moved from unclear and is in HD!  YIKES.  We had talked about a few of the things we would have to do in order to make everything happen.  Today we went from talk to ACTION in a hot hurry!  Calls were made to realtors, repair people and many others involved in getting from one place to another.

I am actually thankful for the deadline.  It makes it more difficult to procrastinate.  Things MUST get done.  Adrenaline flows.  There is purposeful action to take.  At the end of the day, being exhausted as a result of accomplishing things is infinitely preferable to finding oneself wallowing in slacker's remorse!

Now - where did that packing tape go?!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sometimes you just have to start.

I got my CC certification for Toastmasters this week.  Not a huge thing to many - but something nice for me.  It is a step in the direction that I am wanting to take my life.

When I started at Toastmasters in July, I wanted to get my CC as QUICKLY as possible.  I thought about joining two clubs at once in order to get it out of the way.  I really didn't have that kind of time in my life, so I had to abandon that idea.  I thought about giving up all together .  But I didn't .  I got started and kept at it until I got it.

The idea of the 20 mile march has been taking space in my head lately.  More on that tomorrow.  Today - I just wanted to START.