In the journey of life, I have learned that perfection is an elusive rat hole that is unachievable. It has taken retirement to bring me to this realization. Without deadlines, there comes a clarity of spirit and mind. Who would have thought it? After due consideration, here are some of the simple strategies I have embraced to let go of perfection.
In case you have not noticed, July 11th is Amazon Prime Day and offers and deals are coming out of the yin-yang? It seems that every blogger on the planet will be promoting this day of deals. Me? I want you to see the trees beyond the forest and get something for free with no strings attached. For two days, my eBook, Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage, will be free for everyone. Offer good July 11th and 12th.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be eaten up by mosquitos. All these years I thought I was one of those lucky individuals that had sour blood or something. Mosquitos only rarely bit and when then did, it was no big deal. I don’t know if the mosquitos here in Arizona are super tough or whether I have just been lucky. Whatever the reason, my arms and legs become a checkerboard of scabs reflecting where I scratched a little and them some more to relieve the itch. Ouch.
Not wanting to apply chemicals to my skin, I took to my essential oil laboratory, okay my kitchen, to see if I could come up with a blend to repel those nasty little blood suckers. After a bit of trial and error, today I share my “Bye Bye Bites” essential oil blend that so far, seems to be working.
Sometimes you just have to start. For the past three weeks I have said: “Self, today is the day I am going to start writing on Strategic Living”. Ha! Easier said than done! As a perfectionist, I wanted a perfect launch with a series of relevant (read interesting and useful) posts, and yet every thought, idea, and the potential topics seemed too darn fluffy and more of the same old stuff.
It has been three weeks since I stepped down from my role as the blogger in chief at Backdoor Survival and it is time to get on with it. So, like a broken record, I will repeat: sometimes you just have to start.
The best way to introduce Strategic Living is with a road map. For the third time in five years, I have redefined the steps toward living a strategic life. Many are tied to personal goals but in their own way, are also universal. Today I share them with you.