Glass House

mom with kid

“Infinite striving to be the best is man’s duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God’s hands.”

-Mahatma Ghandi

One thing that is tricky with saying you have a solution is that you set yourself up for some scrutiny. I would like to just go ahead and banish any concerns: everything about this planner and this process is a form of therapy for me–because I need it. No soap box here, just a glass house.

If you ask my family, they would remember me as a slob, stepping over dirtied laundry to get to my bed every night. I guess some things will never change. Ironically, though, now I crave order–to the point that a few times a month I threaten to throw everything away just so I don’t have to see it–much to my children’s chagrin. That still doesn’t mean that I have perfected the art of time management or the home maintenance that passes the white-glove test. In fact, you would find my home “homey,” with a plethora of books and “art projects” galore. I just have learned to not allow perfection to be the enemy of the good enough.

This Momentum project is my way of working on myself and my life, a tool for seeking excellence through continual improvement. It provides a daily reset button that offers me a “do-over.” If i failed yesterday, that’s ok, because today is a new day and I have a new plan.

So, don’t expect to find perfection…it’s not real and I can point to a hundred other women who are better suited to help you be a better “fill in the blank.” I just want to offer any tools that have been useful in my journey to become, as Matthew Kelly calls, “the best version of myself.”