Some good questions regarding the New Life Plan: Rough Draft:
-Can I adopt this life plan as my own? Yes. Please do. Thus the "Feel free to follow along" tag. This could work even better if we all did it and the New Life Plan: Rough Draft is easily altered to fit any life. Also, you could leave comments telling me what you accomplished and how proud you are of me for accomplishing what I accomplished and we'd all be so, so happy. It's brilliant, really.
-What supplies will we need? Will I need a label maker? The beauty of the New Life Plan: Rough Draft is that we don't really need a whole to-do to get started. If you are itching to steal some office supplies from work, I think a legal pad and a nice black ink pen would be helpful. Then you could make lists of ways you could Market Yourself, your Meal Plan, Shopping List, Dilemmas To Be Solved, Solution Ideas For Said Dilemmas, Organizational Ideas, Assignment Ideas, Family Fun Ideas, Cleaning Schedule, Stuff to Nag About.
So yeah, I guess you definitely need a notebook and an ink pen. I'm sure we'll come across other things too. We will definitely need stuff when we finalize things into New Life Plan: Final Copy. We're a pretty long ways off from that right now though, if we're going to be absolutely honest with ourselves here.
Oh and you definitely need a label maker. Are you kidding me? How have you lived this long? It must be total chaos. Yes, do go get a label maker. ASAP. I hope that was a joke and you're not living without one.
The Renee mentioned Fly Lady and how miserably we have failed on that in the past. I think I've mentioned before that I can't deal with all of her emails and nagging so I cannot participate in her email program. The Renee used to be The FlyChaw and would give us our assignments Cliff notes style and whatnot, but I guess she got tired of responses like, "Tell Fly Lady she can kiss my fucking ass and that I've got more going on in my life than my dirty sink and I think she's a freak with this whole 'put your shoes on in the morning' bullshit. Nothing personal FlyChaw." I don't know, maybe not, but we don't do FlyChaw anymore and no one even asks about it.
HOWEVER, I do have one of her books and I do think that all in all she's got a good idea. So maybe I'll throw in some Fly Lady nuggets of wisdom to help us along the way.
And all of you who are dreading the New Life Plan: Rough Draft because you think it will take away from the fun stuff, you are wrong, this will be "in addition to" and not "instead of" (and who knows how long it will last anyway. I'm hoping for the best, but we'll see.)
I'm pretty sure together we can do it. Those of you who have this shit mastered (Clemsongirl, aren't you an expert?) you can be our Closet Organizers and share your infinite knowledge with us.
--When are we starting? You are absolutely correct that I hardly ever start anything on any day other than Monday. It just doesn't seem right. HOWEVER, I think we can start a rough draft on a Wednesday. If this was New Life Plan: Final Copy, no way would be starting any day other than Monday. But I think we need to utilize this current bout of momentum and Work It Out Wednesday will be our first day of New Life Plan: Rough Draft.
Tomorrow we will choose some sort of dilemma, phone call, issue, mess that is hanging over our heads and we will deal with it. We will meet back here tomorrow evening (or whenever you end up back here, feel free to comment on anything anytime, no time limits) and share what we accomplished.
I've got two things I'm going to try to tackle tomorrow. I'll tell you tomorrow because I don't want to be stressed out about them tonight. I can't even think about one of them because I'm dreading it so and the other seems overwhelming. It would be awesome if I conquered BOTH things tomorrow, but as long as I get one done and the other started, I'm doing great.
So by tomorrow morning we will face whatever issue needs to be addressed and by tomorrow night we will have it checked off the list, no longer to be worried about. It will feel good, I promise.