There are times when you get shaken so hard you turn upside down.
Recently, that happened to me when we moved our Tiny House to Washington DC. I am a west coast girl living in an east coast world. My world had been rocked. Everything changed. I was upside down and it wasn’t pretty, my skirt was over my head and you could see my grannie panties.
Trying to live out your day with a skirt over your head is an incredible task. Getting organized and getting things accomplished is nearly impossible.
I am an obsessive list maker. However, during this time in my life, I could manage to write out a list, but the act of getting anything done was impossible. At the end of the day I would be left with a list with no check marks.
I spiraled, the beautiful spinning dresses of dancing days it was not.
When the dress is upside down over your head, you basically tie yourself in a big knot. (Think – bathrobe belt in the washing machine.) I had to stop making lists because at the end of the day looking at a list that had no check marks wasn’t helping me, it was making everything worse.
Then I had an epiphany. A friend shared with me: Don’t make a list with things to do, make a list of things you did do.
Make An Upside-Down List
All I had to do was write down things I’d already done, and my world was right-side-up again.
Finish cold cup of coffee
Pick up husband from work
Get more coffee
Keep children alive
Look how much I did today!!!
Our family decided that me showing off my grannie panties wasn’t okay. We have since moved to Washington state and all is right with the world.
Next, after writing this blog post, I am going to make my to do list. I am upright.
I call it an upside down list, Emily of So Damn Domestic calls it the Done List. Check it out!
Baylie is a Tiny House dweller and minimalist. Lover turned mother. Writer.
She crams her entire family, two adults, a toddler and a baby into 204 sqft Tiny House on wheels and love every moment. She writes Tiny House Growing Family to show how though they live Tiny, their lives are very full.