Enough was Enough

Dear FlyLady,

I have been fluttering for about 9 years and had never fully committed to the whole system.  I bought the calendar, but not the timer.  I swish and swiped, but ignored the zones.  I was trying to fly without the wings so it was more like trying to run at flying speed.  Fast forward to 2013 where I am not only homeschooling two children who play violin and piano, play in two orchestras and are involved in numerous activities, but I decided to take online college classes while still being active in my church.  My husband travels for his work, so imagine his surprise when he returned home at Thanksgiving to find a haggard wife and an upside down house.

I have a very happy marriage, wonderful home, friends and two beautiful children, but I found myself wishing that I would just accidentally die and not have to deal with any of the mess or responsibilities anymore.  I saw my life stretching on ahead being nothing more than a rat race of trying to keep up with everything and working until I dropped from exhaustion every night.

Over Christmas break, I decided enough was enough and bought everything, sat down and filled out my control journal and finally made the commitment!  I’m in my first week of my new life, but already my heart is full of peace and joy.  Everything is getting done so smoothly and our house is running like a well-oiled machine.  Even when I see an untidy drawer or a dusty item, I don’t stress because I know that I am going to conquer that when the zone comes.  There is a quiet excitement and happiness inside of me where dread and stress had taken over.  It’s 10:30am in the morning and dinner is already in the crockpot, the house is clean and the bills are paid!  I didn’t even have to reboot the laundry this morning because there isn’t even enough for one load!  Yay!

Thank you for saving me, FlyLady!

Tiffany in Idaho

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