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Award-winning and best-selling author Kimberley Woodhouse is today's guest author. Kimberley's bestselling book Out of the Ashes was released in January, and The Mayflower Bride in February. It's the first book in the Daughters of the Mayflower Series, following a family from the Mayflower to WWII. In August, her book The Patriot Bride will release (the fourth in the same series set in 1774-1776).
Let's get right to it. Please welcome author Kimberley Woodhouse...
An Organized Freak and a Dog Photobomber...
I have a deep, festering--might I even say severe?--problem.
Deep breath. It's hard to say it out loud, so you can imagine my angst to put it into writing. Okay, it's best to be honest. Here goes: My life doesn't go as I plan it.
I know, shocking, right?
No matter how much I plan, make lists, organize, and re-organize. It doesn't happen.
It's not fair.
Twenty-ish years ago when our son was just a little thing, I spent an entire day organizing his Legos. That kid could build a Star Wars X-wing out of them by the time he was four. But there's this thing about Legos--once they come in, they multiply at a rapid pace.
My organizer-freak-brain couldn't handle it, so I grabbed a bunch of Rubbermaid drawers. I organized them by size. I organized them by color. I labeled the drawers. It was a beautiful thing.
Until my husband walked in.
He smiled, his hand sweetly on my back. "Wow, honey, that must have taken all day. It looks great.:
I reveled in his praise of all I'd accomplished--with two toddlers in tow, mind you--and thought life couldn't get any better. My plan was working, the Legos would be organized forever.
Then Super-Hubby opened his mouth. "That's great dear. But... he can't read yet. I doubt he'll follow your plan."
My bubble burst. But my husband was right. (Oh boy, I just said that out loud too, didn't I?) In fact, I don't think those Legos were ever in the correct drawer again. Even after he could read the labels.
And you know what? Life not going according to my plan has only gotten worse. My itinerary and raising kids? Ha! My own body missed the memo about my "plans" and completely derailed last year. Good grief, I couldn't even plan our family photo shoot! In the middle of it all, the neighbor dog ran across the field to us, sat on my foot, and posed for the camera.
I have to admit, it cracked us up.
Another instance of life refusing to follow my plan.
While it may not be my most flattering picture, it is my favorite. Because it shows my life. Organized chaos at its finest.
There you have it. I have a problem.
I'm sure the problem will plague me as I journey through this beautiful mess called life. Even as I plan...with lists, my Levenger notebooks, and colored Post-it notes.
Enjoy the journey,
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