Bear witness to this totally normal behaviour:
1. I challenged myself
2. I fucked off
Almost every life improving task begins with goal setting. The in-between aspects/actual contributors are usually glossed over with lame phrases like “This may seem daunting, but hard work pays off!” Then, the self-help book or the yoga instructor or the inspiring blog congratulates you because, after following their vague instructions, you’ve achieved your goal!
Except you haven’t. At least, if you’re anything like me, you haven’t. You just keep fucking off or fucking up.
Failure and fuck ups pave life’s road. You will never stop failing or fucking up, but that’s how good character is built.
Luke Skywalker fucked up on Dagobah. Harry Potter fucked up the first time he tried to use Floo powder. Frodo Baggins fucked up pretty much incessantly. It happens. It’s OK. You’re among heroes.
“It looks like a Wandering Jew? I managed to kill one back in the day. You can make lots of cuttings off of it very easily. It roots in water, you could have lots of plants off your main one. Hope that helps!”
It really does! Thank you.
Much like Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod, this plant cannot die.
I don’t know much about plants and I don’t have them around too often. Because I think plants are cool and want to eventually have them all over my home, I’ve tasked myself with keeping this one alive. It seems pretty un-kill-able, so I think this is a good place to start.
I’m not sure what type of plant it is - the former tenants of my apartment left it behind. As I said, I don’t know much about plants.
All right, well, wish me and Connor MacLeod “Good luck!”
Inspiration for not being a dirtbag tomorrow
“I think that life is like an ice cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time.”
Charles Shulz via Charlie Brown
Living Room: Day One
I’ve been meaning to put up some curtains in here. This picture makes me think that this is a good idea.
More pictures of my mostly clean apartment (if you’re into that) after the jump. Advice for making my home look nicer is welcome (and encouraged).
Check out Unfuck Your Habitat for more clean home inspiration.
Inspiration for the first leg of the “Stop Being a Dirtbag Challenge” 2013. Good luck, dirtbags!
I just fan girl’d in my pants. You’re a doll. Thank you!
I was inspired enough by Unfuck Your Habitat’s latest weekly challenge to clean my incredibly gross kitchen. I spent most of my afternoon lost in Dirty Dish Water Bay on a SOS pad raft. Here is the result:
Can I get a “fuck yeah?”
I’ve never been great at maintaining cleanliness, so I am setting up another challenge for myself (feel free to join me) (#dirtbag2013, #22plus). And don’t forget to follow Unfuck Your Habitat for killer tips and challenges.
The “Stop Being a Dirtbag Challenge” 2013
Mission: Take a photo of the kitchen, bathroom, living room, and bedroom everyday and post these photos on the internet.
Start Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Intended Result: The threat of shame should encourage cleanliness.
What happens when Dr. Who meets storage? This fabulous Tardis closet. Check out the full how to at make.
What a topical DIY!