I said it once, and I’ll say it again, being a lunatic is a lot of Goddamn work.
Here’s a snapshot of my life:
6:30 a.m. Warm bottle. Stub toe. Notice giant hole in pajama pants. Progress.
7:00 a.m. Attempt to shower. Shave something. Smell less.
7:08 a.m. Spend 13 minutes untangling the round brush out of my hair, because even at 31, I haven’t figured that shit out. But inexplicably, I keep trying.
7:50 a.m. Throw AnonyMunch in car, slam coffee, head off to daycare, haphazardly stab myself in eye with concealer at red light on the way.
8 a.m. to whenmyheadstartstobobatcomputerscreen: Pay bills, run site, attempt to wax something or buy more paper towels, because they keep disappearing. Oh, and direct marketing for an international software firm.
6:01 p.m. Entertain thought of doing yoga or working out for exactly 6 seconds before I literally laugh out loud.
6:45 p.m. Laugh at AnonyMunch because he is pissing his diaper laughing so hard at me after having sprayed me with potato/banana puree. Attitude is everything, people.
7ish Dinner consisting of something that was healthy before it was flash frozen and covered in teriyaki by our good friends at Trader Joe’s.
Whateverisleftintheday: Clean house, pick up dog poo that is always on the ground, half ass some kitchen cleaning, text back my aunt who sent me a party invite for 13 days ago, forget to check the mail, and spend exactly 33 minutes pumping 4 damn ounces of breastmilk which I should have just stopped doing but didn’t, because guilt is a motivator/motherfucker (mudafuckerator?).
Most days are like this. And none of this is a complaint. I chose to be an insane person because you know what? I thrive in chaos. And maybe you do, too. We are the mad ones.
And what else is there to do, when one has an overflowing avalanche of a life? The answer: Improve. Evolve. Elevate. Transcend. GROW.
Because, you see, the simple fact is this: much of the day is spent operating, not innovating; crossing off items on a never-ending list without taking a moment to call your friend. Or stare at the sky. Or count blessings for 2 silly little minutes. In this endless marathon of days, which turn into weeks, which blur into years, we forget to do little things. We forget to sit. To breathe. To be still. I’m fairly certain that I forgot how to be bored. And something about that just seemed unacceptable.
And so the #TodayIwill project was born. What is it? A simple commitment to do one thing for ourselves, daily. The only aim: make it attainable, achievable and realistic. Right now, my #TodayIwill is to take a lunch. Literally. To step away from my computer, and take 30 minutes to myself. Other days, it will be taking a walk. Some days it will be just to brush my damn teeth. Maybe one day it will be to go for a run (LIE!).
So join us. Set a small goal for yourself, and go for it. Do it daily. You may be surprised with the outcome. Or maybe you will finally take time to buy those leather pants you’ve been eyeing. Good luck with that, btw.