This "cleaning out garage" project is way outside my comfort zone. I'm getting rid of stuff, letting stuff go, organizing, facing old memories, battling bugs (lots of bugs in those boxes that haven't been touched in years) - and doing this hard physical work.
But yesterday - I worked a little in the morning and then went to a big Homeschooling event with my family. We go to classes, gatherings, and outings - and have lots of friends - but I shy away from the big events. Too crowded. Too much energy. But yesterday - well I felt I had been pushing outside my comfort zone anyway with so many things - why not try this one? I'll admit, I just wanted to go, check it off my list - and then say that's it. No more of those. But we went. And guess what? We had a good time. Sure, there were lots of people. Sure they had lots of energy. Sure it was a long drive. Sure - the whole time- it was outside my comfort zone. But I did it! I even had a germaphobe issue come up. We were at a huge park. The bathrooms didn't have soap. Someone shook my hand (after using the bathroom) and when I went in - and saw there was no soap to wash my hands - well Egads! At first (no one saw) I was doing a little back and forth dance. (Again, no one saw - I was alone in the bathroom). It was one of those - okay Rebecca - what to do? I was grossed out. I was mad at myself - why didn't I fist bump - or just say I don't shake hands. (You know you are entitled to do that. You DON'T have to shake people's hands!) What to do? I took a deep breath - rubbed my hands under water and as the water hit my hands I remembered I keep Purell in the car! So I went to the car and bip bam boo! No one was the wiser. But can I put out a request right now? If you know you haven't washed your hands, and used the bathroom - don't shake my hand...please. Come on.
I ended up doing a lot of sorting yesterday with all these pictures I've found. Wow! Old family photos, photos of lots of old boyfriends, and wonderful photos I just haven't seen in while. I'm not even half way through them yet. I worked hard yesterday - on a lot of things.
At the end of the day - I ended up using another product from Botanic Organic. I used the cleansing oil and then the Honey & Licorice Root Daily Cleansing Grains. You make a small paste with your hands and scrub your face lightly. I need to get better at making a paste - but I'll tell you - my face thanked me. It felt so clean after my shower. Let me tell you, I needed that feeling. I've been feeling so dusty, musty and.....(no one other word rhymes) so feeling clean at the end of the day is important.
Okay - so I'm going to sip on my coffee - soak in my accomplishments and publish this blog. I need to take care of my family, get to work, and get some stuff done in the garage today. I'm geared up! I've taken a walk, picked up my coffee (I went to one of my coffee stompin' grounds - they know me - and the owner gave me a deal today - super inexpensive latte. Half price! Love it!)
Oh I almost forgot to post this Selfie. I took it yesterday morning. I think I knew I was going to stretch myself yesterday. I look proud of myself. That's such a wonderful feeling. Here is the selfie.
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