I think a lot about what Future Me is going to be like. How she has so many goals accomplished, she’s so productive, she eats healthy and works out like its second nature, she has a successful blog and Etsy shop, she’s even working on finishing her degrees! All while being a patient mother and attentive wife. She’s unstoppable!
Why can’t I be more like Future Me? I would rather lie down on the couch and “rest my eyes” while Boo watches Blues Clues. I would rather eat carbs for every meal and consume strictly coffee and wine for my fluids.
I finally came to the sad yet somewhat liberating realization that I am not going to just wake up one day and be Future Me. Well, I am technically... but not in the way that I want to be. I will be just like Today Me. The only way I am going to someday transform into this Butterfly-Goddess version of myself is to literally be That Girl.
When I want to sit there and refresh Facebook for 20th time I need to stop and think “is this what That Girl would be doing right now?” and do whatever she’s doing instead. That means actually sewing the quilts that I’ve had cut out and ready to assemble for the past 18 months so that I can list them on Etsy. That Girl would be working out if she hadn’t done so already. She would definitely be knocking things off the to-do list instead of watching old Dr. Phil episodes.
The amazing part is that it doesn’t take long to see results. At the end of the day I feel a little more like That Girl, I feel good about my day and what I did, and I know that I can rock it even more tomorrow. All I have to do is be That Girl.