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M. Hmmmmmm

In Uncategorized on April 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm

I love to write. If you haven’t seen that yet…I love it, I just never find time to do it, other than in the KJ Blog. So when I stumbled on M. Writes, I felt like I had found home. “Home” as in: a comfortable place that encourages me to do what I love. Write. Right.

So today, I’m making the time to do the Writers Group prompt. And just so you know what I’m talking about, I’m posting Marta’s questions and then my answers…just so it makes sense.

01. what accomplishments are you proud of? write about the times you put your best self into action.

There are so many things I’m proud of, it’s hard to find which one…or “ones”…that I should write about.

I’m proud of me knowing who I am and what I believe in.

I’m proud of finishing Grade 12 with more credits than I needed and working full time at the same time.

I’m proud that I found the right man, married him, and that I’m now in the process of becoming the controlling woman he calls “Wife”. Ha. Joking. I am proud that I found and married him though.

I’m proud of who God’s molded me into, as a woman, as a wife, as a friend, as a creative person.

02. make a list of your dreams. big ones and small ones. describe them in detail. line them up in the dugout, let them play ball.

  1. Travel to England. This is one of my goals to accomplish before we start having kids. And guess what! It’s happening this Spring! Our families are super happy that we’re going…because they think that it means we’ll start having kids soon…
  2. Climb the Eiffel Tower. I’ve always wanted to do this, ever since I was a kid. And I’m going to accomplish it this Spring! Woo!
  3. Start Karate. I just have this urge to do Karate. It looks like a great work out and self defense is always good for us girls to learn. There’s a few excuses as to why I haven’t started yet, but really, they’re little and I should just do it.
  4. Fully replace my income with Arbonne. I’m working on this one! It’s completely do-able. My upline and many girls I know have done this and a few of them even own their Mercedes too!
  5. Work from home. I dont’ want to go back to work after we have kids, but I know that in the world we’re living in, it’s hard to live off of just one income. And because I don’t mind working, this is something I know I need to do.
  6. Write a novel…or two…or three. I had started a couple stories that were working their way into novels, but I lost them. I need to start over again…time…give me time…
  7. Have a successful blog. Really, there’s so many definitions to “successful”. My definition is that I would like to have 200 daily readers.
  8. Have frequent sales in my Etsy store. This is one of my “work from home strategies”. It’s all in patience and determination and I’m slowly working towards this goal.
  9. Be open minded.
  10. Be happy. Attitude is everything. Focusing on happy things brings positive feelings, whether you start out feeling positive or not.
  11. To make my husband happy.

03. your days are your sonnets. but are they really? are you living your dream or your nightmare? write down your daily routine. now write down your dream daily routine. how many items match up? are you being truly present in your daily life? are you simply going through the motions? list ways to create a more meaningful existence.

Daily Routine:

  • Wake up at 7.
  • Shower.
  • Scarf down cereal or protein shake.
  • Drive to work.
  • Lunch Break.
  • Drive home.
  • Eat lunch.
  • Drive to work.
  • End of the day.
  • Go to the gym / Go home to make dinner.
  • Arbonne Party.

Dream Daily Routine:

  • Wake up at 9.
  • Make tea.
  • Drink tea while blogging.
  • Shower.
  • Make lunch.
  • Mail purchased Etsy items.
  • Prepare Arbonne items for Party.
  • Have coffee with potential Arbonne Consultant.
  • Do Arbonne Party.
  • Go home.
  • Make popcorn.
  • Watch Castle.
  • Go to bed.

Yeah…so apparently I’m not present in real life. It’s not what I want to be doing at all, not what I should be doing. Not what I enjoy doing. So true. So true.

How to Create More Meaningful Existence:

– Work hard at Arbonne! Go for the Gold! My upline says that Arbonne is like College…only after 4 years you’ll be able to retire instead of just getting into the workforce. If I work as hard as I would in college, I’ll be more than on my way to success!

– Work hard at Etsy! Post items frequently, promote, create, just get out there! The more I put myself out there, the more I’m working towards a successful etsy shop!

– Make my husband work harder so I can stay at home NOW! Hehe.

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  1. i love miss marta and her blog – i’ve been following her for almost two years now and she feels like an old friend.

    it’s kind of weird the way the bloggy world makes you feel close to those you that you have never met – and (unless you comment on their blog frequently) likely don’t know that you exist!

    either way, i love her write club – not to mention your dream daily routine! 🙂

  2. You are an awesome writer! I love reading your blog…and this is my favorite line of this post:
    “Our families are super happy that we’re going…because they think that it means we’ll start having kids soon…”
    Too funny! 😉

    Your dream routine is awesome! I should give that a whirl!

  3. Courtney: I have a feeling I’m going to feel the same way about Marta. I can’t stop reading her blog, it’s so creative and inspiring!

    Twiddle: You’re so sweet (: Thank you! Haha, I know, that line is true though…unfortunately. They’re all giving us weird smiles when we talk about our trip like “I know whats going to happen afterrrrrr!”. 😀 It is funny.

  4. Lovely post (: Here is a blog I follow (The One Minute Writer) & I thought you’d find it helpful/interesting… http://oneminutewriter.blogspot.com/

    ♥Mannie
    http://MannieMandible.webs.com

  5. Thanks Mannie! I’ll check out that blog (:

  6. I enjoyed reading this! It sounds like you’re well on your way to the life you want and ready to make the changes you need. And you’re going to have the time of your life on that trip!

    (My family has started the baby questions now too, I’m so not ready for that step, I gotta check a few more life goals off of my own list first.) 😉

  7. Thank you! I’m glad you liked it! The baby questions don’t really bug me, we’ll have kids when we feel ready…until then, I’ll let my sister in law have the kiddies (: They keep pretty pre-occupied by her babies (:

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