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Organizing my insides and facing the elephant. June 22, 2009

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Have you ever felt that you have so much to take care of and do, that none of it gets done? The thoughts swirl around in your head and even if they are written down, still don’t make sense?


Have you ever been asked,” So what did you do all day?” You know it was busy, but what was accomplished? Recently, I have been tweeting that I need to work on writing my blog and enewsletter. It has hung over me like a like a big question mark taunting and saying to me “What are you gonna do about it Julie?” My biggest frustration was that I had no motivation to even start. It is time for me to sit down and look, really look within for what was stopping me. I, in other words need to organize myself from the inside before I can deal and succeed in the other areas of my life.


What needs to be organized? What is up with that big question mark hanging over my head? I realized that there is a big issue that I am avoiding and it is preventing me from moving on. I have gone as far as I can go and now I need to address the elephant in the room.


Do you share that same antsy feeling like there are so many things to do and accomplish, but one piece of the puzzle is missing. Like there is one thing that needs to be taken care of before any further leaps and bounds can be made. Maybe you need to finish those last couple classes you have left over; Take control of your finances and learn a better way of dealing with your money; maybe it’s mending a friendship or leaving one. Whatever the elephant is for you, running at it full steam is the only way to stand up to it and eventually it will disappear.


That is why I am taking a brief break today in my typical hands on organizing blogs to discuss our insides and making sure they can keep up with the outside demands. I’d love for you to follow me on this journey to address my elephant. I promise not to make is all “Soul searching” but, I’ll pop one in here and there. 


On a side note, I just did a video on primping your purse. I’m not used to being on video, so you guys will be my judges. Please be gentle. I haven’t posted it yet, but will very soon. Keep a look out!


9 Responses to “Organizing my insides and facing the elephant.”

  1. Jane Says:

    Good post. I think we all have an elephant somewhere.

  2. Annie Says:

    I think I sometimes have a Mammoth inside me let alone an elephant!
    Thanks for articulating something we must all feel from time to time.
    I’ll follow your journey with interest and feel sure it’ll help mine.

    Oh and thanks for a great blog and your Twitter help 🙂

  3. Liz Jenkins Says:

    Julie – what you say is so true. I’ve had to analyze myself often to get past the hump of whatever was blocking me. So many times, though, I’ve found that whatever it was turned out to be something that I really either didn’t want to do, or that I hadn’t really thought through so it was intimidating (like my ebook). Then I’d put it off and make no progress and end up with a bottleneck that nothing could pass through.
    Taking that time to analyze and figure out what is blocking progress is often so much better than continually doing stuff and being on a treadmill.
    Best of luck defeating the elephant, if that makes sense, and you just email or call me if there’s anything I can do to help you get there!!

  4. Zen Mommy Says:

    julie, i am so looking forward to being on this journey alongside you via reading your blog. take on that elephant girl! by sharing your story with us we will ALL benefit.

    here’s the name of a book i’m reading that made me think of you when i read your post. it deals with love and organization:
    The Yin and Yang of LOVE: Feng Shui for Relationships by Shan-Tung Hsu, Ph.D.
    Peace, Suzanne

  5. Erin Says:

    Great post, Julie! We all have elephants we need to face head-on…thanks for reminding and inspiring us to do so. I know you will stand up to yours with grace and strength. I admire you for sharing your journey with the world!

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