Why this? Why now? A Slob Inspiration Story.

I’ve wanted to start a blog for a long time for a lot of reasons. I set up one of those free WordPress blogs all the way back in 2010, but I only put a couple of posts up.

I set up a Tumblr account, called Mama Stays Up Late. It was fun to play with, for a while, but eventually I drifted away from it.

But lately, I began to feel ready to take blogging seriously. Or rather, to take my interest in blogging seriously. I had developed a habit of listening to podcasts in the car. I’d also been feeling the itch to handle some problems in my house and my life by decluttering and getting control over daily household maintenance like dishwashing and laundry.

Those two interests, podcasts and decluttering, intersected perfectly with Dana White’s podcast from “A Slob Comes Clean”. Dana inspired me a lot – in my house of course, and I’ll talk about laundry on the blog eventually – but also in her description of how she began her blog. She used it to channel her focus into strategies to manage her messy home.

It hit me. I’m a messy house. All my life I’ve been, metaphorically speaking, a messy house, with internal “laundry” and “dishes” and “clutter” overflowing out of every corner in my brain and my daily life. I want to start dealing with that, like Dana White has done with her house. Her first blog post really resonates with me. I want to do that too. For myself.

Now is the time. I’ve got some big changes happening in my life, which I want explore in this blog. One major milestone is that I turned 50 this year. How is that possible when I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up? So. This is a blog on how a mostly hopelessly disorganized, scattered, and unmotivated person tries to get her life together finally in her 50th year. And tries to have a little fun with it along the way.

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