You Have Time

There’s a phrase that is constantly uttered by people from all walks of life.  I’ve said it and I am sure you have said it.

I don’t have time.

Wait, what?  Let’s take a step back and think about what you really mean when you say this.  Then say exactly what you mean.

I don’t want to do that.

That is not important to me.

I am choosing to not make that a priority.

Look, I get it… you’re busy.  If anyone understands being busy, it is this gal right here.  Let’s take a quick look at some of the things I juggle daily.

  • Homeschool four kids
  • Cook and eat healthy food
  • Work out regularly
  • Maintain a successful relationship
  • Take care of four kids in every way
  • Maintain a social life
  • Maintain a mostly clean household
  • Co-write this blog, which also involves managing many social media outlets
  • Run my resale business
  • Plan several other ventures

There are many other things that I do, but these are the things I prioritize and MAKE time for, because they are important to me and reflect the kind of life I want.  Let me assure you, that is what this is all about.  We all get 24 hours in a day.  Every. Single. One. Of. Us.  Yes, I’ve used the time excuse.  I used to use it ALL THE TIME.  Oh, the things I didn’t have time for.

I don’t have time to make friends.

I don’t have time to work out.

I don’t have time to eat healthy.

I don’t have time to go back to school.

I don’t have time to do makeup daily.

I don’t have time to clean.

So what happened?  I didn’t magically get extra time in my day.  No, I decided I was done.  Done with excuses.  Done with waiting for life to be the way I want.  Done with feeling so unsatisfied with life.

Not only did I stop making excuses for things I wasn’t doing, I stopped apologizing for not making time for certain things.  There was a day a coworker asked me to get drinks after work.  Internally, I was thinking about how I’d rather catch up on DVR and have some quiet time on the couch, but instead, I said, “oh, I don’t have time tonight.  Sorry.”  NO.  Stop apologizing.  Don’t be sorry that you don’t want to do something.  There is nothing wrong with saying, “Thanks for the invitation, but I just want some time to myself tonight.  I have a full DVR and bottle of wine calling my name.”  Own your life.

I thought about what my idea life would entail and I started chipping away at the parts I could.  I made decisions and took action.  And holy shit, it has really paid off.  I love my life.  I LOVE MY LIFE.

Ask yourself what you want out of life.  Then MAKE time for it.  You will have to drop some things, wake up a little earlier, rearrange your day… but do it.

The life you want is waiting.

Week In Review: Rhonda

Monday, I really hit the ground running, but perhaps it was too much, because in the afternoon I hit a wall and really didn’t feel well – chills, achy muscles, and sore throat.  I think my body was trying to fight off an illness.  I got my workout and hair washing and drying all done early.  We got school done early and I got fun mail!  There is nothing better than makeup in the mail, especially a poppin’ highlight.  I also love when a seller or company really steps up the game in shipping out packages.  I ordered a Texas koozie and patch and Bryan threw in postcards and a sticker!  Great service.

I had the most productive day on Tuesday!  I couldn’t even begin to name all that I got done, but among those was a killer workout, quality time with my kids, and bathrooms cleaned.  Hell yes!

Claudia and I got our exercise on Wednesday, ran some errands, and brought a stack of packages from the mailboxes.  Who doesn’t love happy mail?!  We shipped off some happy mail too.  I love sending items to their new owners.  I think it’s the best part of running a resale shop.  I made a delicious dinner and enjoyed some quality time with Stuart after the kids went to bed.

I worked my tail off Thursday, prepping for something major I am planning and dropping prices in my resale shop.

Friday was spent doing little tasks like washing rugs and cleaning my ring, then a target outing for my mini and me.  She helped me make the kids’ dinner while I simmered chili for Stuart and me.

Y’all know I love my Saturdays. I kicked things off this week with my squats (booty is starting to pop!) and then was rewarded with a mimosa (or 4).  We had an amazing afternoon nap, then got groceries.  Stuart made us some phenomenal tuna steaks and I drank WAY too much vodka.

Sunday was much like all our Sundays… did my nails, had some adult beverages, and kicked it with my family.  Claudia did what she does best and “helped” Stuart cook and eat his dinner.  It was of course the start of Daylight Saving Time, which is always such a damn treat.  The entire day seemingly disappeared with the omission of a single hour.

How are you adjusting to the time change? Do you feel like you lose the entire day instead of a single hour?

Week in Review: Rhonda

Dang.  Like, where did the week go??  It went by in such a blur.

Claudia woke up Monday deciding so absolutely follow me around all day.  That’s always a challenge when it comes to getting thing accomplished in a timely manner.

Tuesday was one of those days to get stuff done.  The realization that my annual beach trip is so soon motivated me to really buckle down my diet and exercise.  I had a great workout and ate perfectly between helping Quentin with his numbers and running errands with my little Minnie.

Wednesday was super amazing weather in the DFW, so we got the hell out of the house as quickly as we could finish school.  I even shortened the lessons, because I needed that fresh air in the worst way.  We had a great time at our favorite playground.  When I started dinner in the evening, everyone was TURNT and I had to retreat to the bathroom to drink my wine.  Bless.

Thursday, I got a lot done around the house and we had a longer school day than usual. Claudia helped me out on naming my future business and the highlight of the week – I GOT MY NEW MACBOOK!  I am loving it so much.  My old MacBook Pro was so worn out.  Big thanks to Stuart for spoiling me so good.  I also placed an Ulta order, which I hadn’t done in a long time.  I had to get on those 5x Tarte points while I had them.  If you aren’t in the rewards program at Ulta, you’re really missing out.

Friday, the kids and I went to Target.  This is legit one of my least favorite things to do.  Target is my happy place and they totally mess it up for me.  I spent too much, didn’t get everything on my list, and was all kids of frazzled when we left.  It exhausted Claudia though and she passed the fuck out at our late nap time.  When she woke up at 7:30, she was still cranky, but got much happier when Stuart came home and played with her.

I am just gonna go ahead and say that Saturday was the best day this week.  I put on my highlighter Chris Crocker “paintbrush” style (watch here if you aren’t familiar) and it was amazing.   I also gave stamping in my journal a try after hating it previously.  It turned out better.  But most of Saturday was spent just soaking up some Stuart time, which I don’t get nearly enough of.

Sunday was lovely, as Sundays tend to be.  We didn’t do much other than go to work with Stuart for a couple of hours and organize my underwear drawer.  Fancy.

It felt great to own the fact that I am never going to wear the tights in my collection and toss them out.  Did you do anything this weekend that just felt good?