Prom Season is upon us

WOW, this will either take you back in time, or have you thinking of your own kids growing up.  I took my 16yr old daughter shopping for a Prom Dress this past week.  YIKES!  She is a modest kid and it was a slight challenge to find something that would be “Nice-Enough” for the prom but cover everything she wanted to cover.

She tried on about 10 different dresses, most of them were very nice, but the ones that fit her the best, were not the ones she “loved”.  She ended up going with a cute Royal Blue Ankle length dress.  It is not quite floor length, so now we need to find a pair of really cute shoes that scream “LOOK AT ME”.  This is not her own prom, so she is not going all out, as a matter of fact she is going with a friend {not a boyfriend (that could be another whole post)} .  She wants to look nice, but at the same time, wants to have “somewhere to go” with her outfit for her own Jr and Sr Proms.

So, I am taking these next 2 weeks to enjoy watching her prepare for this event.  She’s already got a friend to help her with her make-up and is trying to find someone to help her with her hair.  I should probably include that earlier on Prom day, she is running a 5K trail race. I’m thinking she might need an early afternoon nap.

What do you remember about Prom Season from your past?  Any crazy stories about shopping or renting a tux?  What about getting there?  I would love to hear from some others experiences.

Till next time.

Happiness & Joy,

Dyrene

 

Time Tip – Make time for your friends/family

Your Friends and Family deserve the best of your time.  Don’t just settle for what is left over from your other commitments.  Making time for them in your busy schedule tells them exactly how important they are to you.

SO, how do you make time for them and still meet your other responsibilities?  I suggest that you look ahead and block out time now, and treat that time as sacred and important, not able to be moved.  This simple act of commitment to yourself, will give you a sense of peace and purpose.  We are not meant to be secluded from others.

We gain an immense sense of community and connectedness when we spend time with our peers/family.  Did you know that the people you hang around with are the sum of who you are?  Whether financially or socially.  If you want to up your game, then find new friends who are where you want your life to be, and add them to your circle.  (this doesn’t mean to dump the old friends, just add some new ones.  LOL)

So have fun and make time for your friends/family, they will thank you for it.

Till next time.

Happiness & Joy,

Dyrene

Time Tip – I think I need a dose of my own medicine

Hello all,

This past week has totally gotten away from me.  I have not used a single one of my own suggestions for making better/efficient use of my time.  So what, you ask??  Well it just goes to show you that knowledge of information doesn’t always indicate use and implementation of it.

I have systems that I have used over the course of the last 16years, and they all worked at the time I was using them.  Now that things have changed (yet again!!) I am reworking them to suit my current needs.

There are very few things that stay the same when you are raising a family.  The concerns, issues and needs just shift, they don’t ever go away.  That is why our systems and schedules need to shift too.  If we don’t allow for expansion and growth in our systems, they will eventually become the thing that chokes us.

So, is there something in your system/schedule that needs to shift?  Take a few minutes to take a fresh look at them and you might surprisingly find a small shift that results in a sense of relief and freedom.

Till next time.

Happiness & Joy,

Dyrene