My 4th podcast is now live!
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In Podcast #4 I shared Part Four of my Slob Story. I also gave the first of my two decluttering questions, explaining the reasons behind such simple questions.
Things mentioned in the podcast:
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messee mami says
I’m where you were four years ago, and I want to be where you are now, now!
Rebekah from Simply Rebekah says
I have really been enjoying your podcasts. I think your story is fascinating and I’m not looking forward to that segment being finished!
Our houses aren’t at the same level of chaos, but it still amazes me how much our brains work in similar ways.
I really enjoy your podcasts. I listen to them as I do my dishes! So nice to know I’m not the only one who struggles with keeping the house clean!
Rose Dall says
Omgosh! You are an answer to a prayer. This morning, I said a prayer to God that he would help me, yet again, attempt to conquer this overwhelming monster, which is my house, the unfinished projects which I began, but being distracted away, got left to a rainy day, which got put off and put off, because life happens, which ultimately added to the mess. I prayed for at least strength and direction. I know how to clean, although I am not wired to be a natural cleaner. I have even begun to enjoy organizing, although not born with it. I feel like after many years of effort I even improved to a point that I had a routine where things were at least somewhat in order, but then, all things hit at once a couple of years ago and I have never quite gotten back on my feet. I think I never really fully recovered from the upheaval that planning my daughter’s wedding two years ago would start (in other words, turning my house upside-down to redecorate) to make room for guests, all the while dealing with the increased symptoms of Lupus. In addition, being a stay-at home mom of teenage kids, I also work from home as an artist and the demands for my work increased dramatically. It has taken a lot more time running a growing business, producing more work (oil paintings), and preparing for art shows (which is of course, more fun than cleaning), included managing all the increased amount of materials coming into my house, equipment, shipping materials, having to build crates for paintings, has become an uncontrolled beast. Even with art assistants it is hard to manage. To be honest with myself, I am embarrassed to have assistants come in and help me because I have to clean my studio, which is in the basement, to even have them come in. It feels like every time I begin a painting, I seriously have to reorganize my studio, because it is like creating a movie set each time, then packing it all up and putting it away, costumes, lights, backdrops. It’s like someone took my studio, shook it up, and left it after every photo shoot. Your Ebay room is like my studio, although my studio has places for everything, well… used to, but I seem to be acquiring more equipment. It’s just such a major production every time I do a shoot! So in short, with less time to devote to the rest of the house, I have reverted back to my older days when I was so NOT so clean, because I have not been able to get back on my feet from events that began a couple of years ago from wedding, to health problems, to growing business. I haven’t been able to get the traction I used to so precariously hold, not being a natural cleaner. I even have been decluttering for months, but even starting and stopping and starting that process always opens a can of messy worms! And when I get distracted away from it, it has left a mess! So listening to your podcasts is a revelation about myself, and that I am not alone. You are an answer to a prayer. You see, I am not afraid of the work, just that I need a little encouragement and direction on where to begin, once again. And to hear that this is something you have to work on every day, that it is a process is heartening. It indeed is a gift that you have, to communicate these things! Thank you for keeping it real. Thank you for listening to God about doing your blog about this topic. At the very minimum, you are an answer to my own personal prayers. I can do this! I know, and hearing your encouragement and honest stories gives me courage. I have been cleaning as I have been listening to them!
Dana White says
Thank you so much for this compliment, Rose. And welcome!
Your comments are what I’m thinking right now. I just discovered the podcast and this is truly helping me. I am purging as I’m listening. It’s encouraging me!
Teri Spracklin says
I know this post is 4 years old now, but I am just loving listening to your podcasts. I hear myself in your story and that’s a nice feeling! 🙂 Thanks for such a great resource.
Dana, you are a gift from above. Thank you very much!
Wow! I did not know, till now, that there was someone else so much like me. And now I have learned through the comments that we are many. We must share a special gene❤️
Thank you for your honesty, your perseverance, and your joie-de-vivre.
You validate “me” (does that sound right? Or should I say you normalize who I am?)!
And thanks to your 1st question I came across my spare van key (which had gone astray for a while when I put it in a really smart place but couldn’t remember where) and placed it where I would first look for it.
Yesterday I locked my key in the van. Not a problem 😊
I’m listening to your podcasts while I’m cleaning and decluttering before a move. I’ve had so many times where I’ve wanted to have conversation with you or wanted to share some part of my decluttering story. You inspired me to clean my husbands shower which I never use, therefor never see and totally forget to clean! As I listened yesterday and had a few hours alone while the kids were in school and preschool, I actually remembered his shower and it’s sparkling! And, I feel so accomplished. I also am gaining momentum as I get boxes filled and donated. I’ve always kept them for a yard sale before, but it’s wasted so much space and I keep things I pull out to sell and I end up not gaining much from the sales anyway. Thank you for sharing your story!
Jimmie Lynne says
I was listening to this at work… discreetly… I’m a receptionist … but at the words ‘that’s a great idea, God’ I burst out laughing so hard that everyone in the lobby turned to stare at me.