I haven’t had much to blog about these days because there’s been no crisis, little fighting, and not a crazy oddball emergency in sight. What do normal people blog about?!?!? I find when life is running just as it should, that’s a good time to make some small little changes. That’s a big thing for me because I used to avoid change like the plague. Now, I find myself seeking out little things to change, just to keep things interesting. Here are a few things I like to change up occasionally to keep life exciting:
Breakfast cereal – We are a Cheerios family all the way, but occasionally, I break from our Honey Nut rut and go with something crazy like fruity Cheerios or apple cinnamon Cheerios. We live large.
My perfume – I have about five different perfumes or body sprays that I wear. I wear the same one for a couple weeks, then switch. Keeps my nose on her toes.
My book genre – I am an avid reader, and I love books of all kinds – adventure, thrillers, historical fiction, young adult, non-fiction, biographies, etc. I find myself reading the same kind for a while sometimes, so then I switch it up and read something new and different. I just finished a historical fiction, and now I’m reading the last Twilight book, New Moon. They are so irritatingly stupid, but I can’t put that series down!!
My shoes – I try not to wear the same pair of shoes back to back during the work week if I can help it.
My running route – I just recently started changing up my running route, and it has made my morning runs even more fun.
Our dinner menu – At least once a week I try to have something new on our family menu. Lately, I’ve been terrible at cooking (my mind just hasn’t been focused, I think) and I have messed everything up that I try. But normally, I like to try new recipes at least once a week to keep dinner from getting dull.
My radio station – I try to change up what I listen to every couple weeks. New songs, new music, new radio personalities. It all makes my commute a little more exciting.
My blog schedule – Sometimes I blog a lot, sometimes I hardly blog. Rather than force it when there’s nothing to write about, I give myself a break and step away for a couple days. That keeps my head fresh and clear and keeps writing from becoming a chore.
My cell phone ring – Not my actual phone ringing ring, actually. I tried changing that a few times and I never recognized when my phone was ringing. But I do change up my notification sounds and my text message sounds. Right now, my phone tweets at me when I have a text and I LOVE it!
While I like to change these things up, there are some things in my life that I could never change. And when they change, my entire world becomes hectic and chaotic:
My morning routine – If I get interrupted in my morning routine while I get ready for work, it really starts my day off wrong. I have steps, people! I need to complete all my steps! Don’t interrupt me while I’m moisturizing!
My classroom layout – I never move around my stations in my classroom where kids have to do things (i.e. homework submission basket, pencil cups, class books, etc.). Kids do better when they know where to find things every day.
My spot on the couch – I sit on the left side. No exceptions. Ever. There’s a dent in that pillow that belongs to me.
Where I write – I sit in the same place and work on the same laptop with my feet propped up on the same pillow every day to do my writing. If I’m not in my exact position, I can’t focus. Weird, huh?
My kitchen cabinet arrangement – Everything has a place and I know just where that place is. If someone puts something away in the wrong spot, it drives me crazy! I am very particular about things in my kitchen.
The original scent Pine Sol – I love that smell! I have tried the other scents they make, but it just doesn’t seem clean without that lemon smell.
My make up – I very, very seldom change what make up I use. I use the the same brand, same colors, same application process every day.
What about you? What do you change in your life when you want to shake things up? What could you never change without severely altering your universe?