DNS:Terri's Journal, Week 4

Terri's Get Organized Journal, Week 4

Dear Diary,

Well here it is Wednesday, and I haven't even touched my kitchen or bathroom! You know, my kitchen and bathroom aren't that bad, no need to hurry. Yeah, right! It's amazing how those "not bad" areas can still use some improvement. I'm going to tackle my bathroom now! Will let you know the progress later!

Bathroom is going very slowly. I have a three-tiered hanging basket, which I emptied into three boxes: my stuff, husband's stuff, kids. I have a lot of stuff! I need to organize my makeup -- that ought to be a chore -- and go through the medicine chest. My husband cleaned out the under sink area about a month ago (but I'll still go through it again). When I finish, I think I'll scrub the floor and wash the rug.

Today I added another daily to do: clearing off my dining room table daily. I can't seem to keep it clutter-free! Every time I try to clear it off, I get "sidetracked." I don't know what it is about that table that keeps me from doing what needs to be done! We even got a new table last year! That new "task" didn't get done today. Hopefully tomorrow.

I found myself with an "aha" this morning. I was feeling like I wasn't putting enough into the message board. Then I started thinking about the time I do spend there, and began feeling like I wasn't being a very good mother. That's when the realization hit me. I don't feel like I do anything "good enough." I'm always trying to do better, which isn't a bad thing, but sometimes I get obsessed with the "not good enough" thing! I don't know where it stems from, but I think I've got it bad! Now I have to change it! That's going to be a challenge in itself! How do I make myself believe that I AM good at what I do?

This Community Challenge certainly has been an experience! Sometimes I look around and feel I've accomplished nothing. Other times I see my dirty-dish-free cupboard, and think, "Ah, the kitchen looks nice." I plan on sticking around here until every area of my home has been organized. I've got until July!

Continued good luck to all Community Challengees! One week to go!


Click here to read Week 5 of Terri's Get Organized Journal.

Click here to read Week 3 of Terri's Get Organized Journal.

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