Ladies I hear you.
I have listened. And I hear you.
I know you are struggling.
I know kids, and life, and jobs, and ageing parents, and money problems and errant husbands and falling down houses and various bodily ailments are standing between you and domestic bliss. And I know that sometimes you must feel like telling me to stick my puttery treats where the sun don't shine because you can barely find clean underwear let alone find the time to sit down and embroider your tea-towels. Darling, I know.
I want you to feel in control.
I want you to feel peaceful even when the world is standing on its head.
I want you to find solace in the kind of routines that will sustain you.
I want you to put YOU top of your to-do list.
I want you enjoy what it is to be organised.
I want you to stop letting exhaustion or domestic depression weigh you down.
I want you to stop doing what others want you to do.
I want you to feel like there is more to this life.
I want you to be able to align domesticity with the path to authenticity.
I want you to feel fulfilled by domesticity and all its possibilities.
I want you wake up feeling alive.
I want you to go to sleep certain that you have done all that you can.
I want you to stop feeling tired. Downtrodden. Compromised. Bored. Or frustrated.
So I am in the midst of creating a new Brocante program that will change everything. That will show you how to create a blank slate. Domestically. Emotionally. Physically.
A blank slate on which you can re-write the terms of your own life. A blank slate that will allow you to see all your frustrations and irritations and disappointments as nothing more than what they are: emotions you can either use as a springboard towards betterment or emotions you can use to destroy any hope you have of ever finding inner-peace.
Inner-peace is more than a buzzword oft thrown around the interwebs. It is a real possibility and it is at the root of everything. Inner peace helps you come to terms with what is while providing you with the strength to reach for more. Inner peace says here is where I live now and here is what I can do to make it bearable. Inner peace says I am more than my exhausted reflection. I am more than my job. Heck I am more than a Mum.
Inner peace says I can be more. I can live better. Feel better. Be better.
Inner peace doesn't come easily. Heckity pie no. It is in fact something of a slippery customer. Dodging you so very often that it becomes all to easy to chuck in your lot with never ending chaos and declare the good fight over and done with never to be chased again...
Because I am going to help you GET A GRIP.
I am going to whisper get out of bed and when you don't I am going to scream right there in your tender little ear GET OUT OF BED.
I am going to call time on excuses. On not looking after yourself. On living half-a-life. And I am going to say ENOUGH ALREADY to the state of your house. And your hair. And your marriage.
I am going to ask you tell the truth about your life. About how lethargy is ruining it. About all those things you choose to procrastinate on a daily basis because it is easier to slump in front of the TV. About the excuses you are making. The way you use family obligation as a buffer between you and your wildest, tamest, loveliest dreams. The endless round of mindless tasks you indulge in so you can keep on putting a life less ordinary off...
Somebody needs to stage an intervention right? To save you from yourself? To help you get organised once and for all...?
This m'dears is part instruction manual, part love letter/major screechy outraged missive from your bossiest friend. The one who loves you enough to say life doesn't have to be this way. YOUR life doesn't have to be this way.
It is the biggest download I have created in years with the most important message I could ever hope to share.
I want to help you get a grip because I am living proof that inner peace is absolutely possible even in the face of a litany of horrible things. I am living proof that you can survive yukky life stuff, run a business and keep house beautifully. I am living proof that inner peace will help you weather the worst of storms: that you can always be more than who you are right now.
I KNOW not just how to survive, but how to THRIVE. How to be brave. How to keep on keeping on. How to GET A GRIP when your whole world feels slippy...
And I want to show you that stripping away all the nonsense is the way forward. That GETTING A GRIP of yourself is the answer.
The GET A GRIP program launches at the end of July, and before then I will be doing a GET A GRIP countdown right here on the blog that you can only take part in if you are all signed up, either just for the program or as a member of my lovely SALON.
Why am I telling you this when the end of July is four whole weeks away?
I'm kind of shaking with excitement here. It is an absolute blessing have the kind of platform that allows me to change lives and this WILL be life-changing. This I now for sure... because you know what? Yesterday afternoon when I sat down to flesh out my plans for this program as I sat in bed ill with a very silly, very painful Hiatus Hernia, I started to cry. I sat crying over my own words.
There I was: a jibbering wreck because I knew I was writing something important. I know that when you finally get to read the GET A GRIP program you will understand why I cried. You will understand why now is the time to up your domestic game so that you can live a life less ordinary and you will know for sure that every word I have committed to paper in the GET A GRIP program comes from the heart...
This feels like my life's work. It feels THAT important to me...
It's time to get a grip!x