It took a few weeks, but I finally managed to unload the minivan. Not that it wasn’t useful, I had decided that when my kids were all out of diapers my minivan days were D-O-N-E. So my husband, the great guy that he is, hooked me up with a really lovely (as they say here in the UK) barely used, Mercedes wagon.
It isn’t easy driving here in the UK. First you are on the WRONG side of the street and then to top it off, you are on the WRONG side of the car. Parking is a nightmare, so they allow people to park all over the place, going in any direction they feel like parking. If you are going North and see a spot going South, you just cut across the lane line and park. The fact that your car is going a different direction is irrelevant. Do you know how many times you drive down a street and begin to panic that you are on a one-way going the wrong direction? The opening in the street after everyone has jockeyed for position, is about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle.
When I came home with just my tire flat, I thought I was doing an ok job. My girlfriends here have all whacked up their cars. One of my friends even parked her SUV on top of a MiniCooper, got out and went inside for cocktails, not realizing that she was on top of another car.
“Wait a minute Wendy” my husband said.
“You said a flat tire.”
“What happened to the bumper?”
“The bumper that came off….huuuuh! Look at the scratch.”
‘Whooooh” I gave a good whistle.
“That’s pretty serious” I replied.
“Well, I did hit a curb…….and, I don’t know what to tell you, the curb must have jumped out and taken off the bumper.”
It wasn’t pretty. In less than one month I had managed to dislodge the bumper, pop the tire, and scratch the company car. Maybe I would look into the train. It might be a better idea.
Tuesday’s response to a new series The Imperfect Perfectionist found on Life With Wendy where she is partnering with Kristin ( (a Professional Organizer and owner of The Organized Lifestyle Store, Theorganizedlfestylestore.com/blog) to find a way to manage her time and feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.
Today after reading Wendy’s request for help, I decided that a personal visit was necessary since it has been a month since she set her original goals. I thought that Wendy needed more than just a list, so I wanted to teach her how to use her creative and visual side to outline her goals. Many times we all have good intentions, but need a visual reminder to understand that it is a long-term process to accomplish goals. Many of the goal setting gurus suggest creating a Vision Board to obtain your goals. Today I am going to Walk wendy through the process of creating a Vision Board for her life goals. Wendy frequently will tell me to look at the big picture when I get caught in the details, so I wanted Wendy to see the big picture in her life as well.
- magazines (a great way to get rid of old magazines)
#3) Cut out the pictures and phrases you want to keep and glue them to a pice of 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper or pretty piece of scrap book size paper.
#4) Understand what the Vision Board is Representing. It could be short term goals, a detailed chart of a specific goal such as building a new home, or it could be for long term goals in your life.
#5) Glue down the photos in any random order. Have fun with this abstrat thought process.In my workshop it is interesting because the linnear thinkers graviate towards words where my creative participants use pictures in their board. Often times just picking photos helps you understand your learning process.
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