This is my first time on the computer today. . .actually that’s a lie.  I was online earlier after I made a design for a Father’s Day t-shirt for my husband.  It’s a completely random, cheesy thing I do every year for him in addition to a “real ” gift.  I actually think he likes the t-shirt more than the other gifts.  The design always incorporates pictures of our two kids and my stepdaughter.  He is such a proud papa when he wears the t-shirt and gets comments/compliments.

So, that’s one thing off my list!  I logged off right after I ordered the t-shirt and I tackled cleaning out our hall closet.  I wish I would have taken a before and after picture because I was pretty amazed at the results when I was done.  I ended up filling two lawn and garden bags with trash (paper, broken toys, worn down shoes, etc.) and three bags of items to donate.

This is really sad considering the closet is a hall closet that was designed to hang a few coats and maybe store a couple of boxes.  But ours was jam packed with crap and every time I opened it those stupid swimming pool noodles fell out. So, now there are a handful of winter coats inside, an oscillating fan (I hadn’t seen it since two summers ago!), a box and three pair of flip flops.  I keep walking in and out of it smiling like a crazy person. I guess I’m all about accomplishments these days, whether big or small.  They all deserve to be celebrated.

I’m back online looking for some inspiration for a new website I’m working on, I’m actually working on two websites but one is a total labor of love, the other may turn out to be my first actual “client”.  It sounds so strange to say that but really good also. I’m just in a totally different head space these days and I’m looking forward to each day!  I’m so very glad that I finally stepped outside my comfort zone.

I use to have a Comfort Zone
Where I knew I couldn’t fail
The same four walls of busy work
Were really more like jail.

I longed so much to do the things
I’d never done before,
But I stayed inside my Comfort Zone
And paced the same old floor

I said it didn’t matter,
That I wasn’t doing much
I said I didn’t care for things
Like diamonds, furs and such

I claimed to be so busy
With the things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for
Something special of my own.

I couldn’t let my life go by,
Just watching others win.
I held my breath and stepped outside
And let the change begin.

I took a step and with new strength
I’d never felt before,
I kissed my Comfort Zone “goodbye”
And closed and locked the door.

If you are in a Comfort Zone,
Afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were
At one time filled with doubt.

A step or two and words of praise,
Can make your dreams come true.
Greet your future with a smile,
Success is there for you!

(Anonymous poem pulled from web)



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