Decisions, Decisions....

Hi! I'm glad to see that folks have been stopping by in my absence  My apologizes as it's been awhile since I posted last.  It's been longer still since I really felt like posting anything. 

Let me try to explain. A LOT has been going on in the past year and a half that has been life changing.  Some good, some... not so good, and some quite frankly, that have left me with more questions than answers.  I've even wondered if I had anything to share on this blog that anyone would even care about, or if I should even take the time to blog. (Just getting real here). 

The good news is (for me) that I've been contemplating things and getting back to the basics in a lot of areas. From asking "what is it really all about?" to decluttering just about everything. I am trying to simplify my life, my surroundings, and the way I eat.

Some of the decisions that I have started to ask myself are simple and easy to answer, and some on the other hand will take commitment over the long haul.

Here are a few of the decisions I've been pondering lately:

1. Do I still need all those business suits that I haven't worn since the late 90's?  Uhh, NO! Time to get rid of those and a few (or more) other items in my closet.

2. We've lived in this house for over 6 years now and there are still boxes of decor in the basement that have not seen their place in this home. Do I pull them out to see if I can use them, or just get rid of them? What would you do?

3. I'm still waiting on direction from heaven on what I'm supposed to be when I grow up. Until then, do I pursue what I think I might like to do? And If so, one or all options?

This is just a small sampling of the questions I've asked myself lately, and they all stem from a desire to clean it up and start back simply. My Mission should I choose to accept it: To clean up my clutter, both inside and out! From asking myself if I really need, or just want to buy yet another item, to detoxing my body and starting fresh again by only putting good and healthy things back into it (And what is healthy....really?). And finally, going deeper in my faith. Stop using God as God only when it suits me, and make Him my God everyday. 

There are drawbacks to committing to all these things though.  Time and commitment being the biggest deterrents  Some of these decisions can be solved in an afternoon (like cleaning out my closet). While others will take time AND commitment to make them happen (like detoxing my body).

I have a dear friend that helps keep me on track with the small day-to-day tasks, like making a birthday card on time, or finishing a baby-doll quilt. But, we are both in the midst of the same fog where we're still trying to figure out the bigger picture. We are both avoiding holding each other accountable to the bigger, more time-consuming projects, because we know that we can't hold the other accountable if we aren't willing to do the same with ourselves.

That's where this blog comes in (ok, I'm really nervous about this). I am going to begin what I feel I can accomplish IF, and that's a big, I'm not promising results,"IF", SOMEONE in BLOGGERSPHERE please hold me accountable, IF I can get some encouragement somewhere.  I'm not saying I'm a wimp when it comes to tackling a goal and accomplishing it. I've done that numerous of times in my past (mumble mumble) years on this earth and have been quite successful at it. BUT, I've never in my entire life, been this low on self-esteem and high on doubting myself.  (whew, I feel like I've been to some kind of meeting...Hi, my name's Mindy and I'm....... )

So, with that in writing, now forever on the WWW (unless I accidentally with knowledge delete it), Whether one or hundreds read this post, I am going to journal my physical detox journey.  After all, I started this blog for the pure joy of journaling just for myself and a few family and friends back in 2006. I can do this!

The plan is to detox for 3 weeks. No, I'm not sitting on the potty all day.  I will be eating clean  though, and eliminating certain food groups. I'll be working on trying to keep my eating clean and begin firming up this body.

I'm not going to reveal what plan or diet I'm following until it's over, as I don't want any haters bashing it and sucking out my drive to finish. But I will share generically what I'm doing and the results I have accomplished. If at the end of the 21 days I've been successful, and I pray I am, I will share with you the resources I'm using to clean my body up both inside and out. 

I'd love to hear from anyone who would be willing to share tips and/or be my cheerleader.  I'll be sharing some of the recipes I'm eating over at my other blog; It All Begins with Dirt ,if anyone is interested.  So, with this declaration in mind, and the fact that I actually started this detox yesterday, I will be posting 2 blogs today. This one and my first, "here's what I've done post".

My goals are: To physically feel better, lose about 7- 10 pounds, have better, younger looking skin, and to firm up what wiggles and jiggles that shouldn't.

Wish me success!


  1. Hi there! So good to hear from you! You go, girl! You can do it! Go Mindy, go Mindy, go Mindy! :)

  2. Ha1 Ha! Thank you Sarah for being my cheerleader!


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