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There is Still Time to Change One Thing–Be Like Nike and JUST DO IT


Is anybody having company for the upcoming Holidays?  How about a nagging thing you really want to get done in your house before the end of the year?

Wait.  OMG I just bored even me and I’m writing this.

Listen.  I love decorating and even I get so bored reading about it.  Let’s cut to the chase.  It’s not about keeping up with the Jones’.  It’s about living in a place that is an extension of ourselves.  It’s about feeling good-and liking the skin we are in-the bricks and mortar we live in.  Don’t be lazy.  Don’t give up.  Don’t live in a rat’s nest.  Be a Nike ad and Just Do It.  For crying out loud.  Change your darn dining room light before you have the big dinner.  Or pull down the vertical blinds (NO ONE SHOULD HAVE VERTICAL BLINDS EVER).  Go to TJMaxx and buy 6 pillows to cover up your totally dated furniture.  (Buy the pillows in matching pairs.).  You have time.  You have time to do one thing before the year ends.  We can pretend you can get more than one thing done…but then there is all that OTHER stuff you have to do.  So today is the day.  Figure out what the one thing is and Just Do It.  And don’t belittle it, man.  It’s not bows and shiny stuff–home is where your soul rejuvenates.

In the immortal words of Nike.

“We’re all capable of a little more – a little faster, a little higher, a little stronger, a little more. And when we look at all of the little things we’ve done, we’ll see the big things we’re doing.

Where you wake up is where you start this day.  Think I’m cheesy?  This is what I woke up to when I was much more “young”.  Push pinned to my wall right here.  Still have it.

You were born a daughter.

You looked up to your mother.

You looked up to your father.

You looked up at everyone.

You wanted to be a princess.

You thought you were a princess.

You wanted to own a horse.

You wanted to be a horse.

You wanted your brother to be a horse.

You wanted to wear pink.

You never wanted to wear pink.

You wanted to be a Veterinarian.

You wanted to be President.

You wanted to be the President’s Veterinarian.

You were picked last for the team.

You were the best one on the team.

You refused to be on the team.

You wanted to be good in algebra.

You hid during algebra.

You wanted the boys to notice you.

You were afraid the boys would notice you.

You started to get acne.

You started to get breasts.

You started to get acne that was bigger than your breasts.

You wouldn’t wear a bra.

You couldn’t wait to wear a bra.

You couldn’t fit into a bra.

You didn’t like the way you looked.

You didn’t like the way your parents looked.

You didn’t want to grow up.

You had your first best friend.

You had your first date.

You had your second best friend.

You had your second first date.

You spent hours on the telephone.

You got kissed.

You got to kiss back.

You went to the prom.

You didn’t go to the prom.

You went to the prom with the wrong person.

You spent hours on the telephone.

You fell in love.

You fell in love.

You fell in love.

You lost your best friend.

You lost your other best friend.

You really fell in love.

You became a steady girlfriend.

You became a significant other.


Sooner or later, you start taking yourself seriously. You know when you need a break. You know when you need a rest. You know what to get worked up about and what to get rid of. And you know when it’s time to take care of yourself, for yourself. To do something that makes you stronger, faster, more complete.

Because you know it’s never too late to have a life. And never too late to change one.



Love it.  Live your life.  Love your life.  Love where you start it.  Love where you finish it.  Change one thing.  JUST DO IT.



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