Sep 15, 2015

A Scattered Post from a Scattered Brain

I'm all over the place and I'm not quite sure why.  After shaking my brain for a solid post idea, I didn't have one.  Here's what you get instead...

7 Scatterbrained Things...

1. Does anyone else ever shave off the tip of their fingernail?

I do this all the time.  It's like I know where my finger ends, but have no perception of how far past that the nail extends.  Also... isn't it just a tad scary that I shave that close to my finger on a regular basis?

2. I've been keeping a self love bible.

This was another suggestion or "homework assignment" from Radical Self Love.  So. Much. Fun.  Basically I free write before bed.  Some of it is things I like about myself, sometimes I slew positivity, and sometimes it's just random thoughts.  Whatever I choose to write, it feels good and it's an awesome way to end the day.

3. Planning mode

I'm in it.  I can't stop.  I need to do work things and instead I'm glued to my minimalism challenge, and planning a trip to Australia this winter, and wishing I was home continuing to purge things (almost done with The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up system).  I have about 10 posts scheduled for later in the year, but none for right now, because my brain isn't living in the now.


I am obsessed.  I love it.  I want to write about it, talk about it, spend all day doing it.  In the book, Marie Kondo says it usually takes her clients 6 months to do.  I'm going to finish in one.  Partially because we haven't had time to accumulate that much junk in our lives thus far, but mostly because I get so much fulfillment out of it that it's hard to take breaks for other things.

5. I want to see a therapist.

Not because I think I have any particular problem.  More because I'm curious.  It'd be like a mental check up.  And maybe they could give me tools and better ways to approach problems or seek self actualization.  Sister2 says doctors don't really like it when you come to them without an actual problem, so I haven't made an appointment.  But I still kind of want to.  Thoughts?

6. Nerd+1

I climbed to a new nerd tier this past weekend.  I assembled my first miniatures for a new game.  I still have to paint them, but gluing them together was painstaking enough that I'll take credit for this achievement now.  Some came out kind of strangely.  One guy was supposed to be crawling (like a big mechanical spider) and instead he's rearing up in the air.  Another is supposed to be stooped over and instead he's doing a high kick.  Not sure how this happened, but you know what?  I think they look cooler that way.  And it's personalized.  I'll never get mine mixed up with someone else's.

7. ALL the websites!!!

I'm very nearly finished with the website for Brother-in-Law's real estate company (finally - it's been a summer-long process).  I've also made substantial progress on one for work.  Add to that several completed client projects, and the start of some new ones, and I'm feeling pretty good.  I might not be #GirlBoss material yet, but I'll get there!  (Currently reading and yes, it's pretty good.  Maybe not 5 star, though.)

Alright, going to listen to that comedian's mini-meditation session and hopefully get some s*** done today.  (Kelli shared this a while back and it's hilarious.  Go listen if you haven't already.)

What do you do when you're feeling scatterbrained?  What's going on in your life now?

Jenn signature graphic | Business, Life & Design


  1. I am in the same boat about posts. I have some planned but nothing for at this moment. I started to write a random shit post too, but I think I'll save it for tomorrow. Today is already starting to get crazy. I read a little of Tidying up and then take a break. It did inspire me to take two bags of crap to good will and that wasn't even trying to go through our junk. I have plans to clean out my attic which could be worse, but is still in bad shape.

  2. I've always wondered what a therapist would say about me but then I think maybe I don't want to know. Hahaha

    I have really fallen down in my nightly gratitude journal, I need to get back to it.

  3. Scatterbrain is entirely my relationship with art. I have such a huge time focusing down and completely personal art projects. I constantly want to start new things! Make all the things!! Which leaves me with a stack of half finished pieces just lying about. I've been working on improving that, which is going only okay so far haha!

    1. Ha! I can understand that. It's easier to complete a lot in that initial burst of inspiration. Once that wears off... well, it's a slog after that.

  4. Hmmm I think that it is natural to be curious about a therapist. I have never talked to one myself, but I am certainly not opposed to them and many people are better off because of them! I love that you have done 6 months worth of work on a project in one. Rock on!!!!

  5. I'm with you with being a bit scatter brained lately. I think it's just that I have so many half finished projects and I don't know where to start. Kind of like the 120 half-finished posts sitting in my drafts folder!

  6. Oh my god I am always living in the scatter brained life.. I actually shave my nails sometimes too. I've dedicated September to writing. I am writing every night before bed, so kind of like you are doing. I also signed up for a writing class starting tomorrow.. hope it works. The therapist thing I think is okay.. Doesn't matter if you have an actual problem. I have one and I literally talked to her about adult coloring books last week. It was very therapeutic!

  7. Ok. What are you doing shaving your nails???? I need more background on this.

    Did you like the The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up book? I found it to be incredibly boring, possibly because I did an audiobook and the reader literally droned on. My closet is pretty damn organized though. And even more so now (post coming)

    Ok. Huge suggestion regarding a therapist.... seek out a life coach instead. I have one. Been meeting with her for a year now and I absolutely adore her. We can e-mail about this if you prefer.


Talk to me! I'm friendly. I won't bite.

P.S. If you use Blogger and you want to get email replies to your comments, use your blogger profile instead of Google+ and make sure the box is checked next to "show my email address."