Lessons From the Little Engine That Could

You may have to just smile and nod at me through this one, as I realize that my steady diet of nothing but tea and toast (NOTHING….just tea and toast, then toast and more toast and some tea) may be slowly killing my brain cells.  That and spending most of my time reading and re-reading the same books to my toddler (who is amazing but DEMANDING when it comes to being read to).

Long story short, stick with me here.  I believe I have a point.

This time of year is insane.  It’s insane.  You’re little friends are bouncing off the wall, all hopped up on holiday mania and visions of heinously late bedtimes and too much sugar dancing in their heads.  You are desperately trying to teach something, anything but secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) want to throw in a movie in and call it a day.  Get some filing done.  Make some plans for the new year.  Breathe. 

Believe me, I feel your pain.

I also know that this is a time of wrapping up loose ends in order to have a fresh start in January.  So let the list making begin.  Stop what you’re doing right now.  Seriously, stop.  Okay, maybe read to the end of this post, add a comment and then stop.  Stop and sit down in the middle of your madness and (you guessed it!) make a list.   A list that includes everything.  Everything.   A list that threatens to intimidate every other list you have ever made.  Perhaps a color coded list that will be the envy of all your friends –  your deeply nerdy friends.  And then harness the power of the Little Blue Engine.  Just chug your way through it (‘I think I can, I think I can…’) day after day (I think I can, I think I can) setting goals and rewards for yourself along the way (I think I can, I think I can).

I know you can.

Good luck making it until Friday.


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  • what a lovely post Mimi! I hope you're well enough to enjoy a festive cocktail at least. I hope you have a lovely christmas x

    December 29, 2011 at 3:45 am

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