I am a LIST girl. I freaking love lists. I mean, how good does it feel crossing off the items as you accomplish them?! SO GOOD! So good.
Today’s challenge ties into one of my New Year’s Resolutions of STOPPING the never ending waiting game, and just going for what you want in your life. You need a GOAL, mamacita. You deserve to do big and amazing things!
But I’ll tell you what, you can’t just have this goal floating around in that gorgeous head of yours. You NEED to create an actionable list to help you get started.
And I want to remind you, that your goal does notttt need to be life changing. Today’s challenge really isn’t really about getting that Master’s degree or curing AIDS. But hey, if you want to do that, like, please, get on that.
Recently, I had some time off from work (I’m a bad ass middle school teacher when I’m not blogging btw) and I decided that I was going to finally do it. I was going to throw a little fiesta at my place. I, Emily, was going to actually entertain! See!? Nothing too intense- but this was something I had been wanting to do for a LONG time.
In the past I have always been a wreck when I know people are on their way. But on my list I made surrrre to remind myself to ENJOY the experience. To let it go. To have FUN.
I know that goal seems silly to some. But for me, I always put off the idea of having people over. Or I have this tendency to wait for everyyyyyone I know to be available. And guess what? ALL your people are NEVER going to be available at one time.
So I did it you guys. I sat down and wrote out a list of alllll the things I needed/wanted to do for this little get together. I reached out to my people. And guess WHAT? MANY of them were not available. But I did NOT let that stop me.
I hollered at my main grocery shopping service Instacart, and within 2 hours, I had alllllll of the fixins for a bomb diggity pizza bar. Didn’t even need to step foot in a store. How awesome is THAT!? And some beer. (I don’t think it’s humane or normal to have pizza without beer.)
You guys, I was rushing around like a psychopath, shredding cheese, and opening stuff, and cleaning. In the past I have always been a wreck when I know people are on their way. But on my list I made surrrre to remind myself to ENJOY the experience. To let it go. To have FUN. To remember that I will be surrounded by people that love me and care about me, and honestly don’t really care if my shin dig is Pinterest worthy.
And you know WHAT?! I had SO much fun. The pizzas turned out great, the conversation was hilarious, and the booze was a-flowin’. It felt so damn good to make this goal of mine a reality.
So what is YOUR goal? What do YOU want for YOU? Make your goal, create your list to help get you started and just DO IT. Stop freaking waiting and start DOING, mama. You are SO worth it.
Have a great day, mama army! You better believe I’m right there with ya in the trenches. We got this.