Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Whatchoo waitin' for?

Just before I found out I was preggers, I was training for my first marathon. I also had been listening to a new CD that had recently come out, Gwen Stefani's Love.Angel.Music.Baby.

The first track, "What You Waiting For," wasn't my favorite, but it's a catchy little tune. Especially now that I'm a SAHM with (sometimes) long days at home & not many adults to talk to.

I have so many things that I would like to do in the short time that I am here on this earth, and yet I have a difficult time fitting them into my already busy day. I need inspiration.

Gwen's extended video of this song speaks to this.

Do we wait for inspiration to strike or simply get out there and just do it?

Obviously she's subcribing to the latter, and it's a welcome philosophy to tune in to, at least for me, because I might not ever get to where I want to be if I don't just skip the feeling that I don't have enough time or that I need more (or less) of x, y, and z.

excuses, excuses!
I'm just full of them.

Not that a music video is going to significantly jump-start my creative energies, but every little bit helps, right?

If anything, it does help me to not feel so lame in my laid-back way of getting stuff done. I'm not alone. I hope.

I love her mantra: Whatchoo Waitin' For?
Just go do it, you stupid ____!

to that I say yeah! ok! I will!

...if only Lizzy would sleep longer...
("ah-ah-ah! no excuses!" sayeth the little angel/devil on my shoulder)

ahhh, it's ever the balancing act for mothers, isn't it?

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4 comments:

Belle-ah said...

Girl, I am struggling with my own "just do it" mode right now...I know I need to just get off my large bohinney and get moving but the large bohinney loves the chair (who am I to stand between true love). Inspiration where are ya?

EmilyJane said...

I so hear you Belle-ah! LOL--Love your comment! At the end of my 13-hour day with my daughter, the pull of the comfy sofa and mindless tv is pretty darn strong. what's a gal to do? wait, don't answer that. :)

Sara said...

I know about chasing the kids too...just the thought wears me out! Here's some good news though...my friends swear that if the transition from no kids to one is difficult then going from one to two is a breeze. (I nearly died on the one to two jump!).
I wanted to check out your site and hopefully add some encouragement after you posted on mine about playgroup; I organize playgroup for my church and it has been such a blessing to me. The girls are very loyal to show up (which makes ALL the difference) make being there a priority and it will bless you and your family. You can also find encouragment from the other girls too get up and strive for whatever you are after. congratulations SAHM no everyone gets to do this!
Sara

Trish said...

Well, this will probably come across as boring and technical, but I learned in psychology that studies have shown that 'Just doing it' seems to be the best way to get going.
Apparently there is some brain/body connection where when the mind lacks gumption, just performing the desired action instills said gumption in the neurons, most of the time and for most people.
Guess Stefani is right, although she probably has 7 nannies to watch her little one so she can 'Just do it'
Not quite the same for us do-it-yourselfer moms, right?