Is it just me or is this familiar to anyone else??? It seems that all through my house I find…



…and more PILES!!

The amount of newspaper, mail, receipts, kid’s homework, magazines,etc, etc…is simply overwhelming to me. Albeit, I’m not a very organized person, and the paper trails seem to be never ending, but… there comes a time when even I have to say…STOP~ tHe PAPER MaDNesS~!!!!

And that’s just what happened yesterday!  You see, I was out on a business trip, with my brother-in-law, in a large crowded convention area. He asked if I had something in my purse, so I dangled it loosely on my arm to peer inside…

YES!! That is what I was looking into! A deep black hole of untamed receipts, brochures, and sticky notes wadded together! You name it, it probably resides in my PURSE!!!! But to make matters worse, as I dangled my purse trying to look intelligent and find the one thing he asked me for, it happened…

I DROPPED IT!!! Yes, that mess hit the concrete ground and filled the convention floor!! My brother-in-law was on his knees, 2 people who were working the convention were on their knees and I, trying to contain my laughter, was on mine; all of us wildly trying to gather the spilled contents of unimportant minutia that had been stuffed into that red purse!

Yes, this was the moment when I knew! I knew it was time to put the skids on, take a deep breath, and give myself permission to slow down long enough (no matter how busy) and clean out the mess. And not just the mess in my purse, but the pile on the dining room table, the pile in my office, etc, etc…

Give yourself PERMISSION to take a few moments to get your piles cleaned out and organized!

GREAT  things are waiting!



About thepermissionlist

Hello, my name is Susan McMullen. I live in Marietta, GA and I am a professional speaker and registered nurse who has not only worked in direct patient care for 26 years, but I have also taken care of both of my parents, all while being married and raising three children. For 8 years, I provided care to my mother until her passing at home, surrounded by family and loved ones. After her death, my family and I moved in with my 70 year old father. For the next 15 years, until July 21, 2009, I orchestrated basic everyday needs along with financial matters, doctor appointments, administering medicines, and eventually made sure that my father’s ultimate wishes concerning life and death were fulfilled. Through the many years of taking care of others, I have become an expert at navigating through the medical maze, overcoming personal guilt and recognizing how important it is, whether in a hospital setting or at home, to take care of oneself if you are going to take care of others. I am on a journey to reclaim my love of life! You are invited to join me! Please share your own care giving stories! Together we'll laugh and cry as we find ourselves woven in the tapestries of each others lives! Together we'll learn to give ourselves PERMISSION to live and love! Great things are waiting! Susan McMullen
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1 Response to IS IT JUST ME???

  1. Ellen Bulterman says:

    I LOVE this blog — it is absolutely sooooooo you!! Especially the red purse — I’ve often wondered how you ever found anything and now I know — you dump it out and look through stuff — with help. What a hoot!!!

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