Monday, August 16, 2010

New Girl In Town

"There's a new girl in town and she's looking good.

  Gotta smile, gotta a song for the neighborhood"

Now who remembers what show those lyrics are from? You would have to have been born at least by 1972? Maybe...Sooo there has been a lot going on with me lately as I venture out of the self-imposed cocoon I have been in for the past several years.  I could blame a bad marriage, but in all honesty we are the only ones responsible for the choices we make. 

In my neverending quest for personal empowerment, I have made the choice to become an Avon Independent Representative.  Now for those of you who know me, this is a major leap of faith on my part.  One because I am really tight on a dollar (I prefer the term frugalista) and two because I am not your typical charismatic salesperson.  Those two reasons are exactly why I chose Avon.  The investment of $10 is minimal,there is no monthly inventory to maintain AND AVON is a product which sells itself.  The products are wonderful and the prices are more than reasonable.  Now don't get me wrong, this is not a push to sell my self, however if you would like to order....I'm just sayin'

I have also made the choice to start getting out of the house more and doing things that are out of character for me. As a good friend pointed out to me, I am a little (I don't think he said little) uptight and I realized he was right.  Life is too short to be uptight, it is time to live.  The world is living and so should I.  Over the weekend, I went to a kiddie amusement park and had such a wonderful time being a kid again.  While I was there, I realized how I had been living in fear about some of the smallest things.  An example is the fact that I had never played laser tag and because I this I was really nervous about playing the game and worried I would look silly because I didn't know what I was doing.  My 8 year old daughter talked me into and I had the best time, as a matter of fact I played twice.  Who cares the team I was on lost both times, what matters is that I took a chance, did something different and made an 8 year old very happy. In turn, I also made myself happy.  I am excited about this journey and I look forward to what each day holds.  It has been a long time since I felt this way. 

"There's a new girl in town, with a brand new style.

She was just passing through,

but if things work out she's gonna stay awhile"
Is it time for you to step out of the box and become the new girl in town?
I will keep you posted on all things new.


  1. What a great post lady! I have been told I am a bit uptight at times. However, I think that comes from a lot of our experiences. I am glad that you have decided to break down some of your barriers. I think, well I know that you are a wonderful person and it takes a special person to see and get to know that.

    Laser tag was fun huh? I missed my opportunity to play before but I've heard it's awesome. I am glad the little one encouraged you to get out and play. It's funny how our kids allow us to be kids again and show us not to care (at times).

    Thanks for inviting me to your space.
    Love ya Sis!

  2. Thanks for your kind words and encouragement. Maybe we can plan a girls night out of Laser Tag. Love you too! Stay strong and continue on your journey.

  3. Girl, I am soooooo proud of you! I really am! I can completely relate to the living "uptight" revelation, because I've lived there, too. It's so funny, because your laser tag analogy sounds more like me than you. lol... I remember frantically asking the Lord to help me live and telling Him I didn't want to wait until I was 40 to do so. I knew I was desperate, and I was afraid that if I had to wait that long I may very well not make it. So I began pushing even harder to break outside the box, and you know what? I LOVE it out here!! And you will, too! Congratulations on your Avon venture. Let me know how it goes.


  4. Laser Tag is awesome!!!! Way to step out there...I bet that memory will be forever in your daughter's mind.