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Are you supposed to be having this much fun?

It has been such a change gears kind of day! Feeding the horses, on what was an awesome morning weather wise, at the barn. Then  I had to finish up writing for a radio show this afternoon, I ran for a follow up mammogram and then to the station for the one hour show. Looks like I will be making another appearance week after next to discuss listeners questions and talk about dressing up bedrooms and bathrooms for guests. Dinner out with the family and home for the season premiere of Parenthood. I feel like I am rockin it today, got it to-getha!

As I reflect on my day it hits me...is it okay to have this much fun?  I am fortunate to live a pretty diverse life. And next week could be just completely different.  Bayne and I were talking at dinner and I said "but you know if someone called tomorrow and needed their home organized this weekend within a 2 hour radius I would totally make it work". This tendency for me to over book drives my husband crazy. But it is fun!!

It seems I have against my own will....gasp....become flexible! I am no longer freaked beyond recognition when my plans change last minute. Mah-jor accomplishment for me!

 I kinda like this new non-worrier me...I don't worry about managing my time as much, I know I am making the most of every minute. I know that it will all get done, I still worry about getting somewhere on time or the coffee pot being left on (or the iron, or the fan, "are all the doors locked?") but that is just because I am my mother's child. Let's just say I have never been much of a free spirit or a go with the flow kinda girl.

I think it is mostly because I have felt guilty to have fun doing what I love. I know so many people hate getting up and going to work every day. I use to be one of those people, went through two pregnancies being one of those people. Funny thing is I actually told my husband the other day I should write a thank you note to my former department director, she made me get a backbone which has come in handy lately.

So, I see a peace moving into my home. I will have time to read more, write more, spend quality time with my family and my interests. I, for the moment, am making all my irons in the fire stay hot simultaneously. I feel I am just well rounded and trying to get the most out of every day. I know it is only b/c I am somewhat organized that I am able to do this. I don't feel like my house runs me, my house just runs!

Now, do I still lose my debit card or my car keys? Sure! Talk about feeling like a big dork...I arrive at the women's breast center today 20 min. early as to make sure I got out on time for my arrival at the station only to find out I am a day early. Wrote it down wrong on my calendar! It worked out and they worked me in, no way I would have been able to go tomorrow anyway. But here I was the organizer headed to talk on the radio about organizing and I can't get my own calendar right!

Who am I kidding? I really should just celebrate today's successes and not contemplate it too hard...Wednesday is pretty full too, and she could have something up her sleeve!

posted on: 9/16/2010 2:00:00 PM by Melissa Searcy
category: Family

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Melissa Searcy is a professional organizer and independent decorator now living in Jasper, AL. Formerly of Montgomery, Melissa owns Lulagrace Interiors where she was a regularly featured guest on morning television and had articles featured in the local newspaper and many local monthly publications. For more information you may visit her at www.lulagrace.com. Melissa is also a member of the Facebook community at Facebook.com/melissa.searcy or on Twitter at Twitter.com/LulagracePO.

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