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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Little by little

That's my new strategy: little by little. Everything little by little. Baby steps. Piece by piece. I have to process and digest things little by little. I've tried to handle all my business/stress/hardship at once and it's done nothing but make me a depressed, reclusive person who withdraws from her friends (which is unlike her), becomes sullen and negative (also unlike her) and generally has a hard time leaving the house for anything other than work. I'm not ready to say I'm clinically depressed, but I am ready to look for some help in dealing with some junk that needs to get cleared out of my head. Help is going to come in several forms and I'm formulating a plan to become an active participant in my life again. I start a new job next week, I have a gorgeous new apartment, I have people who love me, my dog lives with me now - on the whole I have everything going for me. I just have some stuff going on that needs to be taken care of. I'm going to fix me little by little.

Speaking of little by little, I painted the bathroom last weekend and it looks fabulous. I can't wait to get the rest of the painting done. We're tackling the bedroom next. It needs some help.


9 What people are saying:

Blogger guesswhat.karma rambles...

there ya go babe, little by little is how the tough things get done. it can't all be solved magically at once (although i truly wish it could!!), so you're doing the right thing. can't wait to see you- less than a month!!!!!!!!
*smoochie smoochie*
wanna smell my undies?

10/26/2006 02:27:00 PM

Blogger a fish on a bycicle rambles...

the girl upstairs is odd (yes you Kristie).

It's a good philosophy Melissa, life in bite sized, digestible chunks. After all, some things change anyway, some problems seem to fix themselves or become trivial while you are in the process of dealing with others?

(Or maybe fixing one thing gives you confidence and a different perspective?)

10/26/2006 03:13:00 PM

Blogger Melissa rambles...

Yes, she's totally odd. We love her anyway, though. Her and her knickers. (sicko)

Thanks, Col. All of what you said is true - it's constant change a little at a time, problems that dissipate and gathered confidence that comes from the thing before.

10/26/2006 06:36:00 PM

Blogger Retro Girl rambles...

It does sound like you have a lot of positive things going on right now for sure...

It's great that you are able to put things in perspective the way that you have - and identify the things you need to resolve, and have made a commitment to yourself to work on them one by one. That's a brave, self-caring-loving thing to do - and worth applauding!!

One day at a time...
You go girl

10/27/2006 02:45:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous rambles...

You're pretty darn rad, MT! It's great that you are starting to sort throught the mess, it's easy to become relusive when you are seeing nothing but clutter in your life that needs clearing. & I'm happy you're getting through it, & maybe soon you'll look around & find you've already cleaned it up, even though you had just thought you were in the middle of it.

I can give you my therapist's phone number also ;)

10/29/2006 01:57:00 AM

Blogger James Burnett rambles...

Little by little makes sense. Look at it like this: big bites are easier to choke on. Three months ago I was experiencing some personal drama I thought was going to mean the end of the world. Baby steps - steady, consistent baby steps - lead to more confident steps. And, as the kids like to say, it's all good now.

10/29/2006 11:14:00 PM

Blogger patti_cake rambles...

You have the right mind-set and a great strategy! Go get em' girl!

10/30/2006 08:33:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous rambles...

Go for the gold!

10/30/2006 02:58:00 PM

Blogger Sandra rambles...

Sorry I'm always incredibly snoopy about what people do in with their home improvements, any chance of some photos of the new painted bathroom?? I'm guessing you picked a totally cool color, right?

10/31/2006 08:54:00 PM


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