For anyone just now visiting & reading,
This used to be a very active,
Post heavy site.

A year or so ago,
(I have no real concept of time)

I switched my blog name.
Had it redirected.
And, removed all the old blogs.

Last year, I decided to start it up again.

This year I am dividing my life
Into a series of (newly reconstituted) blogs.

Accountable For Myself: Focuses on self management.
Xtreme Self Care: Focuses of self care.
Be Do Become: (Another old blog. Just active after Jan 2nd 2019.) Focuses on journal style writing & notes on personal change.

Perfecting Daily Living: (this site) Focuses on my struggles to improve & conquer the obstacles in my daily life.

Each blog has a different tone.
Each is written in a different style.

This site, more than any others, represents the area of life
Where I struggle the most.

Where I am messiest & least put together.
Or, at least…

It feels like it.

The topic of this blog
Also represents the area
Where improvement would pay off the most.

I’m sure wherever you are,
You haven’t been living under a rock.

So, I’m guessing you’ve heard of the InstaPot.

I got one last year.
Thought it would change my fairly negative attitude
Toward cooking.

Instead, it sat collecting dust on a shelf.

As I like to do in December,
I start playing around with instilling habits
I want to carry with me into the new year.

Using the InstaPot was one of them.

I’ve used it almost every day now
For three weeks.

With almost every cooking attempt,
I fail.

Now, I seem to remember all the hype about it
Including the fact that it’s so easy to use.

And, yet in it…
I can’t make the simplest of things.

I want to give up.
I want to cry.

And, I definitely don’t want to be
Parading my failure online.

Here’s the thing:

Our weakest areas negatively impact us the most,

Which means to really improve my daily life
They are where I need to start.

Improving them will produce
The most overall improvement in my life.

The only way to improve:

To first be willing to fail.

And, in the coming year,
I expect to be doing a lot of that.

I have a lot to do.
Much in need of change.

Tomorrow I start.

In 365 days, I hope to happily & easily embrace each day.

For those of you who actually can cook.
Who laugh at my struggles with the InstaPot,

My struggle with cooking
Mimics other areas of my life.

As I improve one thing,
I hope to improve the rest.

Tomorrow I start with clutter.

It’s time I start cleaning up
Any & all long standing mess.


Learning obsessed. Growth focused. Wisdom seeking. Recovering perfectionist. In eternal struggle to tame obsessive compulsive tendencies.

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