Morning, all! I'm not one for resolutions really, but lately I have been feeling the need for change. I'm not sure what sparked it, but after the holidays (which are really hard for me without my side of the family), I felt like I needed to purge and start over. I cleaned out my closet with my husband's help and got rid of clothes from like 10 years ago. I'm not kidding. Why do I hold onto things so long that I don't need? I watched a show on TV last night about people who "hoard" things, and I realized that it might have something to do with the fact that we moved a lot when I was a kid. The woman on TV said she had moved several times during her childhood and went to several different schools. When they moved, she had to get rid of things. She even told about a time when her father made her burn her stuff, and she had to hand it to him while he was burning it. It was devastating to her. Of COURSE my parents were not like that, I truly had a wonderful childhood. My dad worked his butt off for us, and my mom was always there for us. My dad built homes, so we moved a lot. He would build one, we'd live in it for a year and then he would sell it and we'd move on to the next. I went to a different school for Kindergarten, different school for 1st, another for 2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th, 7-8 and then another for high school. Yes, 7 different schools. I've always been a quiet and shy person, but I certainly don't blame my parents for any of that, I know they did what they had to do and made a good living.
Anyway, so getting rid of things I don't need felt *really* good. To take control again and declutter. I've been decluttering every room. (Not that we have that much clutter, but I love a clean space.)
Then the other day while I was waiting for a prescription at Target (love that place), I happened upon Jillian Michael's book, "Master Your Metabolism". I read a few passages and it struck a cord with me. I quickly brought it home with me and started reading. I was amazed with what I read. If you get a chance to get this book, I promise it will change your life! I had no idea what I was doing to my body. I'm not overweight by any means, I'm 114 pounds right now and 5'4". But I really want to just be "healthy". I decided to give up soda. Completely. You don't know how hard that was. I started exercising on the elliptical again and lifting weights. I realized that I need to make more time for ME to be healthy for my family. Moms always seem to put themselves in the backseat, but I want to be here for my girls for a long, long time.
I guess what I'm trying to say is...change is good. We can always improve. We can make healthy choices for ourselves no matter how busy we are. Life is precious and we should do the best job we can with it. It's only been a couple of weeks, but I feel good! Really good. And I hope to continue to take care of myself more, so I can in turn take care of my family.
Scrappy-wise, I have been working on projects for January's Craft and Hobby show in California and the manufacturer catalogs, but still have a lot left to do. I apologize for the lack of posts, but I will get to share it all soon! Here is a little sneak peek~So much to share...can't wait for you to see all the goodies coming out soon. XOXO,