I’m participating in Blog Hop ’10, and the instructions are to keep things short and sweet and share a little about your blog.
I started my blog on the first day of school, in August ’09, because:
I’m a slob.
I was sick and tired of being a slob, and of feeling helpless to change.
I had STUFF, way too much, and needed something to keep me focused on getting rid of it.
I knew how to clean, but was so random about it that I never had a clean house unless I knew the specific hour when the doorbell was supposed to ring.
I desperately wanted to start blogging, but could not justify letting one more thing take my focus away from my home.
Now, it’s August of 2010, just two weeks shy of my first blogiversary, and:
I’m still a slob. I’ve learned over the past year that my brain is not like that of “normal” people, and I’ll always and forever have to make adjustments for my special-ness if I want to keep my home in order.
My house is almost always livable now. I’ve had a hard time staying consistent in the glorious-routine-free-summer, but it’s so much better than it was pre-blog.
I have a lot less stuff, but a lot more stuff left to purge.
I know what needs to be done to have a clean house. There are days when I still don’t do those things, but I finally get it.
What would you gain by joining me on my journey?
Honesty. Complete and total honesty. One of my main purposes in this blog was to make myself stop making excuses.
Reality. Other cleaning blogs have fabulous lists and ideas and charts for you to follow. I share my reality. I do have lists and charts and ideas, but my main purpose in sharing them is to show how they really work, for a real-life slob. Are they realistic? Do they solve my unique slob-problems? Are they sustainable?
Hope. By being consistent, staying focused, and sharing my journey from slobdom to a livable home, I have gained hope. Change is possible. It isn’t easy by any means, and it is far from instant . . . but it is definitely possible.
Go check out the other blogs participating in Blog Hop ’10 over at Pensieve.com!