May is done! How?
It was a water, water everywhere month for me and even the weather decided to join in towards the end of the month! I’m really glad I did it though. I did find it hard to drink water. Actually, I found it hard to just drink. I get so caught up with what’s in front of me I don’t think much of stopping to get a drink– of anything! I just want to move on to the next thing. And stopping for a drink of something, or to refill on a drink of something, or to pee out the drink of something gets in the way of that. But I’m much more open to the fact that it’s a really good reason to pause and that pausing in itself is not such a bad idea.
Overall, I have to say I am really glad I am doing this project. It has done a lot to remind me that I exist too. It’s reminded me that feeling good and looking good go a long way to keep my spirits up. And it’s shown me that it does not take a lot to do those things.
It’s the little things that are the first to go and that’s sensible. But some little things have farther-reaching significance than we may think. Cared for nails for instance. A bottle of water. Parting your hair to the side instead of to the left.
The old me would have taken this project on with total abandon and piled on the debt. Don’t think I haven’t thought of it. I have Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Express, and Target credit cards with zero balances and pretty decent credit limits. Definitely enough to fund a relatively inexpensive make over that’s for sure. But I would’ve done the whole thing in a month and not learned a damn thing. And I’d be stuck with the bills for ages.
Instead I’m moving along slowly and thoughtfully. Yes it’s frustrating some times. My wardrobe is the main source of that frustration for me. So much of my clothes is misshapen and faded from lots and lots of use since I haven’t had much money to spend on replacements. But I do what I can to keep things fun and cute. And I check out the Goodwill every now and then. Also the local Ross and Marshall’s albeit much less frequently than the former.
Anyhow, for June it’s about the smile. I have big insecurities with the smile. Mostly because I’m scared to death of dentists. So scared that I avoid them. So this month I’m working on brushing and flossing way more than I have been doing. I might even start brushing and flossing at work. And I’m slowly working up the guts to make an appointment with the dentist. Yup. That’s a big one for me.
So there you go. Let’s get the summer smiles sparkly. Another little thing that goes so very far. Funny how those work out.
What about you? Have you done any of the projects? Have you found them worthwhile or not so much?